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yourwildestseams

Debbie Florez, Riverside, CA, US
member

I sew...a lot!

craft interests: fashion, restyle, sewing, Bridal

Gender: Female

Birthday: 07/12/1963

Member Since: 08/03/2011


recent comments

Re: Video: How to Bind a Sheer Edge

Rolled hem on the serger? I live for a beautiful lettuce edge; just sayin'...

Re: How to Make a Hidden Button Placket

I used a similar technique for adding pocket flaps to a shirt for an electric company worker. For obvious reasons, they can't have anything that might catch onto wiring, like buttons/buttonholes. Our inspiration was the closure of an army fatigue jacket and they turned out beautifully if I do say so!

Re: A Trick for Working with Raw Silk

Does anyone ever use that raw edge as an embellishment? After so many years of using silk chiffons, it's only now that I have stopped hating the ravel and begun to admire it. Check out Kate Haxell's 'Twenty to Make Fabric Flowers' where raveling is a must!

Re: How to Dye Silk Organza

I have used vanilla extract to 'warm-up' the stark white elastic loops for a natural colored (button/loop back) Bridal gown with great results when coffee/tea wasn't quite the right shade. Thanks for the salt idea!

Re: More Fashion Illustration Basics from Yelen Aye

My family and I are truly amazed by the transformation in my Fashion sketches since I have begun studying Yelen's tutorials...thanks so much! I will continue learn more...Debbie Florez from Your Wildest Seams

Re: 10 Better Sewing Habits

I have found that by keeping several projects going at once, I can switch from a difficult step on one garment to another fresh project and keep the work going without getting frustrated. Later, what seemed difficult is easier solved. Also, keep a fun project nearby to get the creative juices flowing...makes the boring projects easier to complete! Debbie Florez of 'Your Wildest Seams'

Re: Four Serging Techniques

This is for mjdevaney: Try looping one or both of your needle threads around the tension disk 1 or 2 extra times. A older gal showed me this trick when she taught me to use my new serger (years ago). Experiment & you can really shir up those fabrics!

Re: How to Use Pins the Right Way

Now you have me over-thinking this...I rarely pin, but when I do, I use the least amount of pins possible to get the job done. I can't stand any distortion in my fabrics; I like the fabrics to 'marry' each other, and sometimes too much pinning prevents this natural ease. Also, I adore fabric weights for the type of work I do. Thanks again!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "The Colette Sewing Handbook" by Sarai Mitnick

This book is so similar to the garments I make everyday - I would die to have it...thanks

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Couture Sewing Techniques" by Claire B. Shaeffer

I would love to improve my handsewing techniques now that I have the patience to appreciate it. I have had no luck finding any reading material on the subject of handwork and could so use this book!

Re: Singer turns 160 years old

That type Singer treadle (cover) is the first machine my brother & I goofed around on. One peddled & the other 'sewed'. My second machine was an old Singer converted from treadle to motor. Put it on layaway & made five $5 payments! A lot back then. It only went forward & backward, but I made everything with that machine. The Singer I own now has run almost every day for the last 22+ years! I'll keep it even after I upgrade pretty soon here! Singers are hard workin' ladies!

Re: BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Underwear Fashion in Detail"

I would soooo love to own this lovely book! I have a habit of 'building' undergarments into some of my very heavy, elaborate dresses as a means of eliminating the extra bulky layers. thanks, Debbie Florez of 'Your Wildest Seams'