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Member Since: 03/15/2012

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Re: Enter Threads Storage Solution Giveaway Sponsored by

Seems I can get more done and be more productive when everything has a place. I am lightyears ahead of where I was, but continue to have challenges with the "small stuff" that always get waylaid or buried, especially on my cutting table. Sure I could find a solution to help.

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Pressing is so important to well constructed garments it is hard to identify the one most important to me.... Guess I sewed for years before understanding the value of pressing enclosed seams, like collars, open before turning right side out. Pressing the seams open makes it so much easier and creates a better, crisp edge. But a point presser is critical to doing that well. Next project will be an asymetrical jacket out of a heavy cotton avant garde Japanese print, with snap closure...

Re: Win a Copy of Smart Fitting with Kenneth D. King on DVD

Finally starting to figure out fit after 40 yrs of sewing - but still need all the help I can get..

Re: Oscar Fashions 2013

Love the geometry in soo many of these - like Halle Barry's. also really liked the simple front and surprising back of the pink gown worn by Anne Hathaway. The overblown bouffant gowns worn by Sally Field, Jennifer Aniston, and others are lovely, but I don't feel they are flattering -- all you see is GOWN, not the person...

Re: How to Make Bubble Fabric Trim

I have a discarded t-shirt from my daughter that used this technique for the neckline treatment with a cluster at the shoulder. Been planning to get some beads to try something similar on some knit...

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Art of Fashion Draping" by Connie Amaden-Crawford

I have a picture of a jacket from an art festival ($800) that I would love to recreate. I have never seen a pattern even close enough to adapt...but would love to earn draping to give me more flexibility in what I create.

Re: Project Runway Episode 6: "Fix My Friend!"

It takes a lot more skill and creativity to make a flattering design for the average women who has figure flaws (or multiple figure flaws) of one type or another... Think it would be VERY interesting to ban traditional fashion models from a future season -- winning in that environment would bode extremely well for a future successful line! Was rooting for Ven, but no more!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

It would be fabulous to be able to have a print I linke AND in a color-way I can use for garments... It is tough to find something that meets both criteria...

Re: DVD GIVEAWAY: Industry Insider Techniques with Louise Cutting Volumes 1-4

Louise is a great teacher and my go-to for fool proof advice. Would make a great addition to my studio.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

Would have loved to see this revolutionary exhibit that blurred the lines between art and fashion, but couldn't -- the book would be second best, but valued.

Re: Making Pretty Buttonholes

As a shorty, I almost always have to reposition buttonholes. Rather than mark the garment, I go a step further and mark the buttonhole placement on a placket length strip of stabilizer and pin it in place. Its easy and accurate to mark the stabilizer with a fine point permanent pen so I end up with lovely, perfectly spaced buttonholes.