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The Ultimate Sewing Room contest entry

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Re: Choose the Winner of the SewStylish Spring Fashion Contest

(Someone has tattoos? Huh. I'll have to look again - I was looking at the DRESSES!)
Gertie, you ALWAYS have the most incredibly beautiful detail in your work! All 3 dresses are lovely, but you took a simple design & personalized it completely. The careful planning of your layout to achieve the chevron effect, the change to the bodice to enable use of the built-in bra - no small matter to install, BTW! - EVERYthing is stellar! The other two dresses are lovely works of "art on a blank canvas", to my eye, but yours is a work of art in ADDITION to your having totally personalized the pattern to suit your taste and apparent personality. Bravo, Gertie! You get my vote!

Re: How to Hand-Sew a Buttonhole

When I was a small child, I learned in school to write. I was given a chunky fat pencil and a Big Chief yellow tablet with lines spaced widely apart. I was able to learn to write this way. As I got older, I learned cursive, and my writing "tightened up" and became more refined. I see this button-hole tutorial in the same fashion: When first learning a skill, I need to see something very clearly and plainly to understand. I think this tutorial serves its purpose quite well, by giving me a basic skill to master. I have to learn to walk before I can run. This photo tutorial is a excellent beginning, and is in no manner so intimidating that I am afraid to even try.
Thank you, Cal, for the information! I can begin with this!