Jenny La Fleur
lemming with Sewphie - Jenny La Fleur
adventures in costuming
lemming with Sewphie
Good grief! I go out for dinner for a few hours a come back to an explosion of meme goodness on the old friend's list! Yummy!

1. Five-eighths, one-half or three-eighths?
One-half, unless I'm working with a commercial pattern that won't let me. Another reason to use my own patterns.

2. Linen, cotton, wool or silk?
Wool - it's like crack! Cotton is my second favorite because it is just so darn friendly and affordable. i love wearing silk but hate working with it.

3. Stripes, solids or prints?
STRIPES! They make me happy. :> Prints are starting to grow on me more though.

4. Drape or draft?
Drape. The other requires math. *shivers* I'm a touchy-feely person when it comes to fabric, I love listening to it and shaping it into something cool.

5. Pins or weights?
Weights, when I can get away with it. Slippery and unfriendly fabrics need pins but I prefer weights.

6. Nipper or seam ripper?
Seam ripper all the way. I buy them in bulk when notions go on sale because there is nothing worse than not having one at arms reach when in need. I have a dozen or so scattered all over my sewing haunts. They also like to run away which isn't nice...

7. Pleats or ruffles?
Pleats all the way! I love the process of pleating too, so relaxing if time consuming. They look so good too, especially tiny ones. :>

8. Wheel or scissors?
Oh hard. Depends on the fabric, the project and my mood but I probably use scissors 65% of the time and the rotary cutter about 35%. Love the cutter for straight lines, slippery fabrics and toiles.

9. Princess seams or darts?
Darts. I'm just more comfortable with them.

10. Flat-line or bag-line?
I'm doing more and more flat-lining and learning to love it. Depends on the project of course, sometimes I do a mixture.

11. Serge or French seam?
French seam, but only when absolutely necessary. I really enjoyed having the serger for the Fire though. I'm thinking I could really get into that on fantasy and everyday stuff.

12. Invisible or original sliding?
If it's got a zipper it's an invisible. The only time I touch the other kind is for my toile zipper which is a separating thingie.

13. Hooks & eyes or lacings?
Hooks and eyes, although there are projects lacing is more appropriate. As I sew them both totally by hand it's about the same amount of work.

14. Corset for comfort, or corset for look? (And no, you can’t claim both.)
The look. I enjoy wearing most of my corsets but it's really about the posture and look that they give me. The right corset and fabric will do 75% of the work to create a great costume.

15. Bind, pipe or face?
They all fill me with terror and are avoided at all costs.


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love3angle From: love3angle Date: August 17th, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC) (link)
LOVE your icon! :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: August 18th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! :>
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