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craft interests: embroidery, fashion, restyle, sewing, weaving

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Member Since: 08/20/2012

recent comments

Re: Win a Copy of the All-New The Couture Skirt Book & DVD Set

Decades ago I was told that Haute Couture would be gone in my lifetime. I love to sew vintage suits especially those similar to Coco's and I love the handwork that I use. I expect my hand sewn pieces to last forever. I guess at what a couture technique might look like, especially for skirts and I want to know these techniques to pass on to young sewers. I would make great use of this book.

Re: How to Identify Fabrics with a Burn Test

This just goes to show that you are never too old to learn something new. I've always done the burn test over the sink using a match. Plus my analysis was much less complete than yours. So, I really appreciate your article and video.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection"

My son has been trying to start a clothing line since he was in high school. He is now 33 years old. His designs are amazingly creative, but not very marketable. When the buyers are interested their orders cost more than he can produce. I think I should buy this one for him.

Re: Book Giveaway: "Schiaparelli & Prada: Impossible Conversations"

I would love to see up close the sewn details used for collars, cuffs, pockets and how they used the wonderful fabrics like wools, silk, linen,etc. Once I'm done looking at the book I plan to pass it on to my little sister and then my son and then who knows. How exciting to have a book like this to pass on beautiful clothing design and construction.

Re: The Colors of Spring 2013

I hope color on the shelves means we are coming out of the Big Recession. The clothes of the 1930's weren't very memorable. It was the great Depression. We replaced the utility 1930's drab cotton housedress with knit tops and jeans. I haven't seen fashion for at least 15 years.

Re: Another sewing machine design concept

The archlike design reminds me a lot of the first Husquavarna sewing machine.