30 December, 2011
deChez commented on the project "Switchabout" Blouse 1950
Very cute, and clever. Thanks for posting the pattern!
deChez commented on the project White-Blue Sailor T-shirt
Very cute…great use of your stash.
deChez added the project Vintage Fabrics
One day I was lucky enough to come across a box of vintage fabrics (1970s) in the FREE section of Craigslist. Going through that big box was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Here are a few of …
deChez added the project Denim Work Shirt Re-do
One of my favorite things to do is garment reconstruction…here are 3 of the men’s work shirts I’ve done. I think my favorite is the pull-over shirt (I cut the bottom off, turned it around and sew…
deChez added the project Fleece Coat
I used a heavy fleece, and modified Vogue pattern 1129 for this fleece coat. The Vogue version has the scarf attached down past the sleeve, and across the waist, leaving the neck open — I wanted a…
deChez added the project What the...?
There’s a reason why it looks like I mugged a couch, and drapes to make this shirt. I purchased this fabric on-line to make a pillow, but once I had it in my hands, I wanted to wear it. I used Simp…
deChez added the project Asian Print Skirt
After admiring a one yard piece of fabric one of my sewing students brought to class, she gave it to me! There might have been enough fabric there for a simple gathered skirt, but I’m not getting a…
deChez commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 - Win a Prize Pack from Westcott!
To keep your good cutting shears out of the hands of husbands, and kids, I advise my sewing students to buy an inexpesive combination pad lock for their scissors, and just lock the handles together…
29 December, 2011
deChez commented on the project Burda 8/2009 121
Kudos to you…that looks great!
deChez commented on the project A is for Apple Jumper
Cute fabric…cute dress…cute baby…
deChez commented on the project A Tea Party Sundress in Winter
Love the style, and the fabric…very cute dress…almost as cute as the model.
deChez commented on the project Christmas 2011
Lovely…I always have trouble making satin look smooth, and professional…you did a great job.
28 December, 2011
deChez commented on the forum topic Which sewing machine?
I too would suggest going to a dealer to explore your options. Many brands don’t allow for on-line sales. I’m a fan of the Baby Lock machines. Before I bought my latest machine, I also checked out …
deChez commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 - Win the 2011 Threads Magazine Archive DVD-ROM from Threads Magazine!
I’ve dedicated a portion of my living room to sewing. By repurposing an old dresser, a long narrow computer desk, and some various shelves, I’ve managed to get a surprising amount of stuff into a l…
deChez commented on the project Poetry In Motion by Twinkle Sews
deChez commented on the project Vogue 8480- Navy Jacket
It looks great…the top stitching really does add interest to an already nice design.
deChez commented on the project Sam's shirt.
Very nice…love the attention to all the little details. Men’s shirts is probably my favorite thing to sew, and I too keep using the same pattern over, and over again.
deChez commented on the project Simply Stylish Tote 1
26 December, 2011
deChez commented on the project Bombshell Dress (#122A BurdaStyle 05/2011)
Love everything about it!
deChez commented on the project It's a jumpsuit!
Very nice…the style is very interesting (in a good way).
24 December, 2011
deChez commented on the project Fitted Floral Dress
Very nice…so versatile…you can dress it up or down. I have the same types of fitting issues with strappy tops or dresses, so I know your frustration. Your persistence was well worth it though, …
deChez commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 22 - Win a Tailoring Supply Kit from A Fashionable Stitch!
Nice snaps for mens shirts, and jackets…even the plain snaps seem to be available in only black and white in the stores.
23 December, 2011
deChez commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 21- Win a H|CLASS™ 100Q Sewing Machine by HUSQVARNA VIKING®! [U.S. Only]
Because I don’t have an extra room, I’ve dedicated a portion of my living room for sewing. It’s not ideal, but having that area available all the time works for me, and inspires me to sew much more…
20 December, 2011
deChez commented on the project grey but fun
The style of the dress really shows off that great fabric…I like everything about it.
deChez commented on the project McCalls 5796 - Eyeballing Yellow/ Betsy Dress
Nicely done. I love her fabric choices as well.
deChez commented on the project The Swedish Christmas Dress
Very cute. Did you have to start with a larger size dress to accomodate the pleats? You did a beautiful job.
deChez commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 19 - Win $100 Gift Certificate from BritexFabrics.com!
My favorite thing to make is shirts for my husband. He’s a musician, so since most of the shirts I make for him are “stage wear”, I can use some really fun fabrics — in fact, his favorite is a shi…
deChez commented on the project The Lilah Dress
thanks, aibby. I actually started with just the collar, and “built” the dress around it.
deChez commented on the project Western Style Shirt
thanks, Lucha. It was a fun project.
deChez commented on the project Western Style Shirt
Thanks, David. Sometimes I find a piece of great fabric, and just wait for it to tell me what to do with it. In this case, I knew what I wanted to make, but had to wait for the fabric to find me.