14 July, 2011
marietake3 commented on the article Toile, Anyone?
I use old bedsheets to make my muslins. It’s got a nice weave, straight grain and I can toss them once I transfer the changes to the patterns.
I tend to have to do fittings due to short back and…
28 March, 2011
marietake3 commented on the article Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine
So tempting to have a machine that isn’t just a workhorse but can do the fun stuff too!
15 March, 2011
marietake3 commented on the technique Frill Seeking: Ruffles
I cheat and zigzag over topstitch or button hole thread. As chicknribbs said, mark your ruffle and your fabric in even sections and pin baste the two pieces together. I put the pin perpendicular …
22 December, 2010
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 21 Win the Rowenta Pressure Iron and Steamer!
I love my cordless iron but the pressure steamer is very tempting.
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 20 Win HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Machine!
Might be time to trade in the old Sears Kenmore. Too many fun things on the new machines.
14 December, 2010
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 13 - Win a Singer Sewing Machine and Dress Form!
Upgrading my machine might be a good idea …
30 November, 2010
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 1 - Win a Brother Sewing Machine!
As much as I love my old Sears Kenmore it might me time to try a more modern machine with more goodies.
9 February, 2010
marietake3 commented on the article Win a Copy of "The September Issue"!
I heard about this during production and it always sounded interesting to see behind the scenes, as much as they’ll let us.
29 December, 2009
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer!
I use my iron more than I use my sewing machine, I think. Press flat, press open, press directionally. Every time.
I love the fact I use my iron cordless. It doesn’t rumple what I’ve already pr…
22 December, 2009
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Over a Week Long Giveaway, Win a PFAFF® hobbylock™ 2.0!
Right now the “Dress A Day” blog has been a large inspiration to me. Otherwise I spend a lot of time researching late Victorian clothing for style details.
15 December, 2009
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win an Oliso Smart Iron!
My iron is quite nifty but I wouldn’t call it ‘smart’.
2 December, 2009
marietake3 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a SINGER® CONFIDENCE™ 7467 Sewing Machine
I must have had my current main sewing machine over 10 years and I bought it used. I love the old Sears Kenmore cam-driven machines and this one has been another workhorse.
2 August, 2009
marietake3 commented on the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block
I’ve done my share of drafting and I’m trying to follow your instructions but the images have the top portion cut off. That makes it difficult to see everything at the top and that’s where a lot o…