19 August, 2015
claireokc commented on the article 5 Tips For Working With Stretch Fabrics
Make sure the stretch % of fabric matches the pattern – for example a stable knit will not make up pretty in a jersey knit pattern ( and probably be too small) and vice versa (jersey knit will not …
3 September, 2014
23 August, 2014
claireokc commented on the article Top 10 Advanced Sewing Tips
For a fine finish a great line and shape to a garment is key. Think of your side seam as an outline that you are drawing with a pencil – only you’re using needle and thread (and a machine!). Ever …
15 August, 2014
claireokc favorited the pattern Tunic Top (Plus Size) 04/2010
claireokc favorited the pattern Crochet Flowers Tunic 06/2010
claireokc favorited the pattern Printed Tunic (Plus Size) 01/2013
claireokc favorited the pattern Tunic Top 5/2011
claireokc favorited the pattern Split Neck Blouse 09/2010
claireokc favorited the pattern Utility Shirt 08/2011
8 February, 2014
claireokc favorited the pattern Cropped Jacket 02/2011
claireokc favorited the pattern Cropped Jacket with Buttons 02/2011
claireokc favorited the pattern Petite Leather Trousers 01/2014
claireokc favorited the pattern Shrunken Blazer 01/2014
claireokc favorited the pattern White Biker Jacket 01/2014
claireokc favorited the project Fleurs du Mal Corset
20 October, 2013
claireokc commented on the article BurdaStyle US magazine is here!
I got mine and love all the fashion and project ideas. Love the emphasis on fashion.
13 August, 2013
claireokc commented on the article Share Your Buttonhole Tips
Two things to make buttonholes pop – use pearl thread under the sides to make the edges really stand up. And if you haven’t done them in a while – take a scrap piece of fabric and testing is good,…
15 June, 2012
claireokc commented on the forum topic What Sewing machine do you use?
There are several top machine companies. I suggest you buy the dealer. This will be your warranty and insurance against anything going wrong with the machine. If you are starting out, buy a used…
22 March, 2012
claireokc commented on the forum topic Sewing Machine Recommendations for beginner?
Here’s the deal: you really have two choices here – get a good machine that will work, or get one that is cheap and will work for a couple of months to a year. I recommend my students buy dealer….
20 October, 2010
claireokc commented on the article Make Karl Lagerfeld's Designs
Designer stuff is sneaky…what may appear funny or out of place, isn’t really once you either put it on your bod or make it up. I love this design and plan to make it up, but I think the…
12 October, 2010
claireokc commented on the article Wal-Mart Rumored to Bring Back Fabric Department
Our local Walmarts made a big announcement that they were doing away with their fabric depts. :( It was really surprising considering all the craft craze, particularly here in the Southern Plains…
14 August, 2010
claireokc commented on the forum topic The Previous Archive
Thank you so much for this link. I miss seeing the catalog online. Looking forward to all this being organized.
7 August, 2010
claireokc commented on the forum topic What dress will be easy to alter when I lose weight?
Almost any gal who really wants to look seriously at her closet will tell you she has 3 wardrobes…one for when she’s regularly sized, another for when she’s up in weight, and another for when she…
claireokc commented on the project that semi-glam blouse!
This looks great, but even if you had put in the side zip, I’m amazed at how loose this pattern is..shows the sizing back then as compared to now.
6 August, 2010
claireokc commented on the forum topic wedding dress material
Actually the silk dupioni will be a little easier than the peau de soie (which is French for skin of silk – literally translated.) Peau de soie s a heavier-weight silk that is not as shiny as silk…
claireokc commented on the forum topic First Sewing Machine Recommendations
What is said here is very true. The older machines are much better for that price range you’re looking at. Here’s the deal. If you really want a new machine, that means that to get a good one, t…
22 June, 2010
claireokc commented on the article Crafting Apps
Hmmmmm this stash app looks very tempting – the idea of being able to find a linen in summer and that certain wool in winter is very interesting – thanks for the rundown.
15 December, 2009
claireokc commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Smart Iron!
No smart iron here either…this iron could be smarter than me which could be dangerous!
5 December, 2009
claireokc commented on the article Vintage Sewing: Top Five Retro Items for Your Wardrobe
OMG – I remember my first sheath dress and the zipper – I was pencil thin at the time, so fit wasn’t a problem, but getting that zipper in straight was a major accomplishment which I was unashamedl…
17 October, 2009
claireokc commented on the article Welcome to Our New (Familiar) Blogger!
Gertie – congratulations….what a great addition here! Looking forward to many more blogs!