29 March, 2011
docpattie commented on the article Comment To Win: ReSew
“Refashion” is the story of my life!! I think I have always done it. I was reusing,re-purposing,&recycling long before it was the thing to do, and I’m sure I will still be doing it lo…
docpattie commented on the article Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine
What a no-brainer this would be for me. We only just recently received a call from my only daughter telling us she and our son-in-law are expecting their first child!!! "Oh and Mom do you think you…
16 March, 2011
docpattie commented on the article Mother of Pearl Buttons: A Uniquely American Triumph
When my Mum was alive she always cut the MOP buttons off the clothes before they went to the rag bag. She would recycle them, by using them in the new clothes she made. It was always a fun challen…
25 February, 2011
docpattie commented on the article The New Wave
These are some of the most androgynous creations I think I have ever seen. Even at that they are so formless that even the “human” form is non-existent. We are left to assume they (t…
docpattie commented on the article Embellish It!
I tend to add a bit of hand embroidery to most of my fabric projects. Though I have been having a lot of fun by recycling the beautiful hand embroidery of the indigenous women in the State of Chiap…
15 February, 2011
docpattie commented on the article Comment to Win with Mark Cesarik and Free Spirit Fabric!
A skirt and “Vestita” that could be the 2 primary pieces of a Toss&Go weekend away wardrobe.
29 January, 2011
28 January, 2011
docpattie commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Reviving Vintage Garments with the Girls from Some Odd Rubies
I find both fun and challenging. However recycle,remake&make do is a much greater challenge to my problem solving and innovative thinking.
docpattie commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Make Your Own Reversible Purse
A tank top and wrap-a-round skirt. I taught myself to sew as a young nurse working in a hospital in Northern Montana. Winters where looooooooon there (11.8 months) without much social or mental sti…
docpattie commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: Make the Perfect Summer Dress With Heather Ross
Since my weekends and weekdays are all the same now, the weekend is a good bench mark. It’s where I end and begin projects.
19 January, 2011
docpattie commented on the article Comment to Win Robert Kaufman Fabrics!
I see a fun Spring wardrobe with pieces being interchangeable and layered. Though I don’t think I’m ready to put the blue print with the black & red ones. Use the voile as the main piece to tie th…
11 January, 2011
docpattie commented on the article Sewing with SINGER® and The Martha Stewart Show: A Great New Way to Upcycle Your T-Shirts!
Excellent tutorial. In my adopted country and culture the people are the worlds best at use,reuse,recycle,and make do!!! I use to think that I did a fairly good job at this philosophy until I moved…
29 December, 2010
docpattie commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 Win a Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!
I try to buy local as much as possible. When I do shop on line it tends to be ETSY,eBay and amazon.
22 December, 2010
docpattie commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 22 Win a One-Year Subscription to burda style magazine!
It kinda depends on whether the week is dedicated to sewing or jewelry making. On the “jewelry” weeks maybe 2-3 hours in the week. On the "sewing weeks maybe 20 hours. SO the month average I quess …
docpattie commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 21 Win the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer!
Because I rely on the internet for most of my shopping needs I love when I get shipping free coupons!! With shipping getting so outrageous there are often times when the shipping cost is more then …
docpattie commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 20 Win HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Machine!
Since I am in the market for a new machine I have had to reconsider my cost to need/want ratio a few times already. All in all it seems that no matter what brand I look at, the cost for a machine t…
15 December, 2010
docpattie commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a Singer Sewing Machine and Dress Form!
Because I live in a foreign country there really isn’t anyone to discuss all things sewing with in my own language. Burda Style One fills that gap wonderfully!!!
6 December, 2010
docpattie commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 5 - Win a Jen Darling Garment Bag!
Right now my favorite magazines have to be Selvedge from the UK and almost all of Stampington Publications magazines. I live in Mexico with no real dependable mail service. All our mail goes to a …