22 May, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Win a Copy of Erin Gilday's Stripped Down Patchwork!
Um, those slippers? Amazing. I’d also love to try some patchwork in the yoke of my go-to basic yoked shirt pattern; it would really add a pop!
1 May, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Tips for Sewing Lingerie + Win a Copy of Sweet Nothings!
old tees, simply because I’m still very much in the ‘beginner’ stage of lingerie sewing…and I want to mess up with something a bit beautiful, and a whole lot less expensive!
29 April, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Meet Artist Susan Wasinger + Win a Copy of Her New Book, Sewn by Hand!
Our reliance on constant supplies of electricity is a bit foolhardy…if the power’s out and you need to make those pants (or socks…or party dress, hee hee), get sewing! Plus, I love being able t…
28 April, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win Sewing Patterns from Amy Butler!
The Liverpool and the Lotus; I love easy styles like tanks, shift dresses, and tunics. These would be a great intro to AMH patterns for me, as I already love her fabrics (ESPECIALLY the voiles).
21 April, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Mechanical, Computerized or Electronic. What's Your Sewing Machine of Choice?
Mechanical for me as well—a Singer 338 I bought for $35. I’ve never had any problems with it, and like another poster, I like being able to do basically all the maintenance on my machine myself. A…
7 April, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article The Wonderful Apron: Utilitarian Couture
I have one apron; it’s just an old tea towel that I sewed some ribbon across the top of to make ties. It works to keep me from wiping my hands on my butt when I get ingredients on them, but I need …
31 March, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win a Brother Project Runway Limited Edition Innov-ís 40 Sewing Machine
Okay, I know this will sound suuuper lame…but I would tackle buttonholes. ( I know! I know! LAME!!) Seriously, I am currently running a Singer 338 from the early 1960’s—it’s my baby and we have …
22 March, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win with Snoozer Loser!
Spring. All my daffodils and irises bloom, and it’s not so sweltering hot.
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win 'Pure Elements' Fabric from Art Gallery!
OooOooh…lovely colors, so rich! I’d make a dress for me…and I love me some a-line skirts, so at least one of those as well.
17 March, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article The Joys of Vintage Sewing Machines
Vintage all the way! I love my Singer 338; it’s a beautiful teal green, runs like buttah, and cost me 45 bucks.
9 March, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Mother of Pearl Buttons: A Uniquely American Triumph
My grandmother died when I was very young, and left me a huge can filled with buttons. For a long time, I enjoyed sorting through them and playing with them, but have only recently begun using them…
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win a Copy of "Flirt Skirts"!
high-waisted aline skirts are my favorite now…and I’m about to branch out and try some pocket variations. Would love some more ideas on how to remix a basic pattern shape!
3 March, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article A Little Bias(ed)
I love homemade bias tape trim on skirts; my favorite handmade skirt is a teal a-line with white bias tape covered in violets. I also just lined all the inner seams of a grey dress with hot pink bi…
23 February, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win a Copy of Wendy Mullin's New Book, "Built by Wendy Coats and Jackets"!
I need a jacket, but am refusing to buy one that doesn’t FIT…but I keep putting off making my own, of course. I’d love a green cord jacket, with an off-centered button front, big pockets, and a b…
18 February, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Comment to Win with Yvette Stanton!
Left handed—I’ve learned lots of basic stitches, but I’d love to try some more complicated, multi-colored stitch combos.
15 February, 2011
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Announcing Fiskars Unzipped: The Tutorial Contest!
I’m left handed, so left handed scissors are a MUST for fabric work…it is so frustrating trying to cut with ‘normal’ scissors; I wish left handed scissors were more widely available in more optio…
31 December, 2010
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 Win Three Sewing Books + Copies of Stitch Magazine from Interweave!
The Burda subscription…everything else would have been nice, of coure—but a year’s worth of Burda patterns for me? A DREAM!
30 December, 2010
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 Win a Sulky Thread Assortment!
From the library :). Well, lots of books checked out, internet blogs read, and much cursing. And crying. And yelling out things like “What the heck does THAT mean?!”. I’m still a work in progress, …
29 December, 2010
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 29 Win Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett!
Always, always more plus size patterns that are as cute and wearable as the ‘regular’ size patterns…so often the plus size patterns seem more like a costume collection than actual wearable pieces…
28 December, 2010
ravenjasmine81 commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 Win a Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!
I love etsy and amazon!