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scormeny commented on the article September 2014 Favorites
I know that sewists love the asymmetrical moto jacket because it’s a strong pattern and very on-trend, but I can’t help thinking, every time I glance at the photo, that some people may believe it’s…
15 June, 2012
scormeny commented on the article How-To: Sewing a Built-In Bra with Cups
As a D-cup woman who has never found shelf bras or built in bras sufficiently supportive, I think it’s safe to assume that if you don’t find built-in bras on ready-to-wear supportive enough, you wo…
13 March, 2012
scormeny commented on the article Couture Du Jour: Susan Khalje's Top 5 Pattern Picks
Fantastic article and a great way to add focus to picking patterns. Love it, thanks.
28 April, 2011
scormeny commented on the article Sewing as a Protest
Thanks for this, Peter! Very well put.
I also feel very much like @margaretchandler: for me the sewing and the secondhand and MitUSA shopping are very personal forms of protest. I don’t mind ta…
4 May, 2010
scormeny commented on the project Men's Shirt Pattern on Her
Sorry, am I the only person looking at these photos and wondering why, on a sewing-related website, your model is wearing a shirt that can’t apparently be buttoned all the way up without serious ga…
29 December, 2009
scormeny commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Win a Rowenta® Pressure Iron & Steamer!
Of course the iron is a major part of my sewing adventures, and I use it to fix my fabric grain, to press my fabric before cutting it out, to press my machine-sewn seams, and to fuse my interfacing…
22 December, 2009
scormeny commented on the technique Twin-needle stitching
Thanks so much — I’ve used the twin needle before and had good results, but your pictures and tips about the zigzag setting gave me some new information that I’ll look forward to using!
scormeny favorited the technique Constructing the Basic Bodice Block
scormeny favorited the technique 4 Easy ruffles
18 December, 2009
scormeny commented on the article Sewing Vintage: My Essential Supplies
As for muslin, I would suggest getting bleached muslin rather than unbleached. It does not tend to stretch out of shape as much as you work with it.
I’m going to buy some Swedish Tracing Paper no…
8 December, 2009
scormeny commented on the article Beginner's Mistakes
Apparently we’re all entitled to Beginners’ mistakes, I wish we could be more supportive about them. But in the harsh spirit of the times, let me say that the dissing of Victoria Rowell’s dress as…
13 November, 2009
scormeny commented on the article BurdaStyle Book? Your Opinion Needed!
It should be “Our Bodies, Ourselves” for sewing — your toughest sewing questions answered, lots of basics on how to sew, lots of sisters-sewing-it-for-ourselves affirmation.
12 October, 2009
scormeny commented on the article Top Ten Sewing Accessories You Can’t Live Without
The only one I don’t have now is a loop turner. I do not use a magnetic seam guide because my machine is a “computer” machine (Bernina Activa 130) — I think that you’re supposed to avoid magnetic…
6 October, 2009
scormeny commented on the project Blue pom pom brown batik dress
Super dress, and a really fresh use of both batik and trim. Thanks for sharing it!
11 August, 2009
23 July, 2009
scormeny commented on the article Fall Fashion Forecast 2009
Thanks for these excellent references! I’m really enjoying what seems to be resurgence in earth-toned tie-dye and other natural references. It’s like a very sophisticated nod to the styles of the …
19 June, 2009
scormeny commented on the article Knock-Offs Knocked Out!
Woot, Andrea! I completely agree, thank you for making the point so compellingly.
22 May, 2009
scormeny commented on the technique A Ruffle Overview Extravaganza
This is so timely! I’m in the process of creating a tiered skirt, and have been messing around with the ruffle foot that I bought for my Bernina recently.
Thanks for all the great pix and guidelines.
7 April, 2009
scormeny added the project Drama Prom Blue Skirt
I created this skirt for an event in Washington DC called the Helen Hayes Awards Gala, and that we all call the “Drama Prom”.
After looking at the Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 RTW at style.com, I dec…
25 February, 2009
scormeny commented on the article BurdaStyle is on Twitter!
Here’s the direct link to the BurdaStyle Twitter Page:
BurdaStyle on Twitter
And don’t forget, Burda-ites, to follow those who follow you! It’s the co…
24 December, 2008
scormeny commented on the article How To Cut Slippery Fabric
rachellemarie, I have the same problem.
scormeny commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a Singer Sewing Machine!
This looks like a nice little machine, I’d love to have one!
Great good wishes to you in the new year, I’ve really enjoyed this website in 2008 and look forward to a lot more great stuff in ’09.
2 December, 2008
scormeny commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a $100 Mood Fabrics Gift Certificate!
My stash is already huge and I probably don’t need more fabric, but honestly, the Mood website looks great and who could it hurt? I’m glad to enter the contest, thanks!