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mlssfshn

Unemployed, looking to reinvent myself and my sewing.

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1 February, 2016

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    mlssfshn changed status to Unemployed, looking to reinvent myself and my sewing.


19 November, 2014

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    mlssfshn commented on the article ClosetMaid Giveaway

    Test everything. Nothing is common sense and it’s better to take the time to test stitch on fabric and find the right settings than to ruin a project by assumption. Malissa L.



12 March, 2014

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    mlssfshn commented on the article Hand Stitched Closures

    I’ve used embroidery floss and made hook and eyes decorative closures on shorts above an exposed zipper.



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7 February, 2014

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Sewing common sense?

    She is in the workroom and she’s actually my assistant manager. She just doesn’t have people skills and her sewing skills aren’t as clean and consistent as she thinks they are. I think she’s afraid…

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Sewing common sense?

    After taking this back to the workroom, the person causing the problem said “sewing is sewing”. So in return I asked if she thought that a tailor could make a drapery without any training or instr…



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25 January, 2014

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Sewing common sense?

    Right, I got rid of them, when I was promoted to manager as quickly as I could. I can stitch the same length in 20-30 minutes depending on fabric. My slowest stitches now can do it in 45 minutes.



24 January, 2014

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Sewing common sense?

    Well said. I hired a student of costume design and a vinyl accessories desiger to work under me in a drapery workroom. They both had characteristics, in their sewing skills, that I was looking for,…



23 January, 2014

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Sewing common sense?

    So why do they print what fabric is appropriate on sewing patterns? If it were common sense, shouldn’t you automatically know what fabric would be appropriate, even if you hadn’t sewn before?



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19 May, 2013

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic tshirt armhole - back and front

    Take an old t-shirt apart and study the shoulder.

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Pattern Paper

    In the states it’s called alpha numeric paper. See if googling that turns up anything.

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic how to line silk dress?

    Living in Texas and loving silk , which can be hot in the summer, I line with a cotton bamboo muslin blend.

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Novice in Need!

    The best reference book I know of, my professor taught from in college, is Reader’s Digest complete guide to sewing from the 1970 and revised through the 80s. You can usually find it on Amazon for…

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Fabric

    If your looking for that specific print it’s probably not available to the general public. Companies use licensing agreements to get exclusives on prints.

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic How to use too thin burnout fabric?

    Misty fuse would be an alternative that would join the layer and not effect the hand of the fabric. Unfortunately, it currently is only made 12 inches wide for home use, but big designers have di…



20 June, 2012

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    mlssfshn commented on the forum topic Balanced but loose tension

    I was taught the finer the fabric the finer the stitch length. So when sewing on chiffon or organza. I take my stitch length down between1-2 and haven’t had to loosen my thread to get a flat seam, …



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7 May, 2012

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    mlssfshn commented on the project lace boleo

    Great job,attaching it to the dress I’m sure was part of the problem. Another problem I see is where the seams lye and shape the shoulder, but I’m sure that was the limitation of the lace. had you…

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    mlssfshn added the project House of PĂșca One piece boy short swim
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    Based on a dress I designed after a model asked for a swimsuit with boy shorts. This piece is in an on-line competition and you can vote once per day, There are 3 designs by my new collaborative la…

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