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Member Since: 11/20/2012

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Re: SewStylish Featured Giveaway!

My aim is to produce a basic stylish age-appropriate wardrobe that looks as good on the inside as on the outside - garments that say "beautiful work and wonderful style".

I've yet to make a skirt with which I'm completely happy, so I don't wear them often. A good reference book could help me change all that, whilst reducing my stash!

Re: Video: Couture Techniques for Building a Waistband

How does the grosgrain deal with the curve that is present at the top edge of the piece?

Re: Enter to Win an Oliso Pro Smart Iron!

Run out of iron cleaner and you've gunked up your iron? Wrap a piece of white wax candle in a piece of soft clean old cotton or terry, warm up the iron then gently rub over the cloth/candle pad until the gunk melts onto the cloth. I would use my new iron to press the frills on the 6 long train Spanish flamenco skirts I have to make!

Re: What to do with a Sari

I've used sari fabric to make waistcoats and bed skirts. For the waistcoat I interlined with a silk organza before cutting out.

I also use lengths of Malaysian batik which comes preprinted for sarong skirts to make sundresses. The cotton fabric is very comfortable and it is a dream to sew. I have recently purchased some more and will make it into summer pants or a wrapped stitched skirt - haven't decided yet.

Re: How to Make a Floating Shoulder Pad

This is a great idea - very timely for me as I've just cut out a boatneck sweater that could do with some shoulder height.

Would really like to have a tute showing how to make shoulder pads from scratch one day. They are quite difficult for me to find where I live - we don't all have the luxury of haberdashery stores nearby!

Re: How to Miter the Inside Corner of a Hong Kong Finish

This is so timely - I think I can use this finish for a jersey binding on a V neck dress that doesn't have a CF seam. Brilliant