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Chat with Sewing Expert Mary Ray

Creating a wardrobe that flatters your body, and best represents your personal style can present challenges. If you’ve ever wondered what colors, silhouettes, or fabrics work best for you, we’re giving you the opportunity to get some answers. 

Visit Threads on Facebook from 2-3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 5 for an expert chat with none other than Threads contributing editor and sewing expert Mary Ray! She’ll answer your general sewing questions, offer expert advice, and share some of her insider tips for building a wardrobe that fits your lifestyle.

Join the live chat and you may win a copy of her all-new DVD, Design Your Own Wardrobe. (See official rules below)

LIKE us on Facebook and never miss an expert chat.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. DVD giveaway begins at 2 p.m. ET on June 5, 2013 and ends at 3 p.m. ET on June 5, 2013. Giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Giveaway void where prohibited.

PRIZE DESCRIPTION: There will be five (5) winners for the duration of the giveaway. The prize is as follows.
• Prize – 1 copy of Design Your Own Wardrobe – retail value $24.95

WINNING: Giveaway will end at 3 p.m. on June 5, 2013. Five (5) winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be announced on Threads Magazine’s official Facebook page on June 5, 2013. Winners must send a direct message to Threads on Facebook containing their email address and will be notified by email within 10 days of the selection. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZE: Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.


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    RedPointTailor | | #1

    Great! Pun in my agenda!

  2. francehoude | | #2

    Why is that written that in Canada, Québec could not participate?

  3. francehoude | | #3

    I really don't agree with that rule, because I'm paying too for my subscription, I should have the right to win too. I don't understand.

  4. lca | | #4

    how do you compensate for "muffin top" so it is not accentuated?

  5. lca | | #5

    why does the time say 1:04? It's 2:04 and I am in ET.

  6. Carly_Sue | | #6

    i don't understand how to get in on the live chat...is this it? I presumed it was an actual live chat with Mary.

    As I get older, my back is getting more rounded. I need a sewing buddy from Hendersonville, NC to share fitting my sloper correctly. Can you give me guidance just doing it myself?

  7. facsteacher2001 | | #7

    How do I get on the chat? Can't seem to figure it out1

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    ambr59 | | #8

    I am getting the question but no comment from Mary. I think she is overwhelmed>

  9. seamster | | #9

    I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place yet again. But
    I recently had to alter a bias cut dress for a woman who borrowed it from someone larger. She wanted it tight and against my better judgement I did it that way. It looked great on the hanger when finished, but when she put it on it ;had two horizontal buckles across the back above and below the bust. I was able to let out the side seams, she picked up the dress without trying it on. I don't normally work on bias cut dresses, so wasn't sure if this was the correct alteration in that situation. What would you have done?

  10. facsteacher2001 | | #10

    I am only seeing questions no answers. What am I doing wrong

  11. facsteacher2001 | | #11

    I am very disappointed! I spent an hour trying to get on the chat with Mary Ray and could never figure it out. I have never had a problem getting on a chat before. All I ever saw were questions, never any answers. Apparently I was not the only person having trouble. Please be more specific on how to not only post questions but how to see the presenter's answers. I do hope you will run a transcript of the chat.

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