Friday, February 15, 2008

Invisible Zippers in Sew News Magazine

Thank You Rosebud!
Originally uploaded by Diane Slade Inc
I've talked several times about my great class at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan last year. I haven't been able to give specific details about the things I have learned because obviously I didn't invent the techniques myself.

This most recent Sew News Magazine, March 2008, features Rosebud and a detailed How-To of Islander Sewing Systems Invisible Zipper Insertion on page 17. She goes thru Hand control, Preparation and Insertion, all the way to adding a Facing or a Lining.

Its a great way to get an introduction to the technique without spending the big bucks for the Easy Zippers! DVD by Janet Pray and Rosebud, though I think I should splurge. I learned 3 zippers techniques in my class, invisible, lapped and a standard, but I know that there are a few more in the DVD I could use some tips on!

The last Threads Magazine, January 2008, also featured Rosebud on pg. 65. They did the Lapped Zipper in Threads. Its another great presentation worth a look and learn.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

So, I went to an Estate Sale.

Child Dressform
Originally uploaded by Diane Slade Inc
I'm not supposed to be going to Estate sales because I'm supposed to be decluttering here. BUT, my cousin called and told me that it had Dressforms! I need (want) another woman's dressform, I like to see the projects I'm working on hanging on them. And I always seem to have one less than I need.

This estate sale did not have a woman's form, but it did have this child's form. I didn't have a child's form!! So, now I do.... Hurray!

I also bought 6 vintage shirts to sell on another venue. Sigh, an addict!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I won Third Place!

Hurray! My stuff I sent to the red thread studio in Virginia won Third place!