26 October, 2011
sewpretty commented on the article Comment to Win a Gift Certificate from Britex Fabrics
My vote is for silk for men’s ties – I always have such trouble finding high quality (or sometimes any) silk for ties. In particular, the type they sell in Italy or even in France. Very hard to c…
14 October, 2011
sewpretty commented on the project Refashioned Maternity Dress
sewpretty added the project Sweater Knit Cowl Top
Purple sweater knit with lots of stretch to accommodate growing baby bump :)
Adapted from ichigogirl’s Cowl dress/Cowl top pattern
Check out a full description of techniques used for finishin…
4 March, 2011
sewpretty commented on the project 02/2011 Dress with shoulder tabs and front pockets
I like the details, but I think the shape of this dress is very unflattering!
2 March, 2011
sewpretty commented on the article Which Fashion Era Are You?
30s, 40s and 50s! I love them all – but I guess the 40s is probably my favourite, followed closely by early 50s. I do hope that Burda posts some patterns reminiscent of these eras, especially sinc…
30 December, 2010
sewpretty commented on the project Audrey inspired Kasia
I had the same problem with the covered buttons popping off. I used a glue gun to glue the bottom part into the button part – it was a bit finicky to keep the fabric in place, but I think i dabbed…
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 30 Win a Sulky Thread Assortment!
I learned from my mom (machine sewing) and a bit from my grandmother (hand sewing) when I was in elementary school. My first “real” project was my prom dress – a bit of an ambitious project, I know…
29 December, 2010
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 Win a Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger!
I try to fabric shop online, but usually I like to touch the fabric – I am a tactile learner :) so it is difficult to really commit to something I find online if I can’t get a sample in the mail. …
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 29 Win Rowan Thread Collections by Kaffe Fassett!
I know it’s already been mentioned, but more men’s patterns! I love to sew and want to get into more tailored designs. How-tos about tailoring would be really great as well :)
26 December, 2010
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 26 Win a Rhinestone Start Up Kit from M&J Trimming!
Well, I sew mostly for my husband and for myself. Now, I am branching out and sewing for friends, which means less time for me! :) But that’s ok – I love making things for other people – it makes …
17 December, 2010
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 17 Win an Oliso Smart Iron!
Silk to make men’s ties is really difficult to find. I have gone everywhere! The majority of silks are blouse weight or super thin scarf weight. I am trying desperately to find more options for …
11 November, 2010
sewpretty commented on the article Rate The Runway-- Project Runway Finale Show
I think it might be because of the timing between when Fashion week actually happens and when the show is aired — people who go to fashion week would see only 3 contestants and that would be a giv…
18 March, 2010
sewpretty commented on the project summer dress for Italy
This is so beautiful! It looks just perfect on you! And yes, I would love to know which pattern you used – it is very retro-inspired, and just what I’m looking for. Fabulous job!
8 May, 2009
sewpretty added the project Contrast Kasia Skirt
I made this skirt with pink microsuede fabric and black stretch velour-type fabric. The fit wasn’t perfect (I made it too small at first) and then when I tried to fix the seams to make it fit, the…
sewpretty added the project JJ Blouse ala Alicja
I picked up this shiny fabric with blue flowers to try out the JJ pattern (without the ruffles). I figured I might as well make something I can wear if I can pull off the pattern the first time. …
9 December, 2008
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win a Singer Rolling Sewing Machine Tote Bag!
This would be a fantastic addition to my sewing room. I would actually store my serger in there instead of my machine, but that is a choice I will only have to ponder when I win the tote!
5 December, 2008
sewpretty commented on the article Holiday Giveaway Calendar: Win an Etsy Gift Basket!
Me is it me? Is it really me? I get the great prize? But, I’ve never won anything before!