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Message Board > Announcements > Member in Focus - knitmachinequeen ( Moderated by Deepika, Lynnelle)

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Date: 5/5/10 10:53 PM

Member in Focus: knitmachinequeen

Your PR Name: knitmachinequeen
Your Full Name: Rachelle Moffett Green
Member Since: 9/3/07
Your Birthday: August 16
Your Blog: http://www.smokingneedlesknitting.blogspot.com
How did you learn to sew?
Although I came from a family of sewers, I taught myself to sew when I was 10. I got a simple skirt pattern and didn't have a sewing machine, so I stitched it by hand. In my opinion, it was absolutely perfect. There has never been a time in my 42 year sewing history that I haven't sewn.
What aspect of sewing do you find most challenging? Fitting. When I was younger, I mostly made the waist smaller and the back crotch point longer. Now, as I've matured, I have to make many more adjustments, and it seems that it takes me longer to make pattern adjustments than it does to sew a garment together.
Which sewing book do you refer to most often?
I currently mostly use "Fit For Real People" but I also find myself referring to the Singer Sewing Reference Library. I have nearly the entire collection. I've also read the Vogue sewing book from cover to cover and am able to recall much of it without referring back to the book. I also love the Palmer/Alto fitting videos, especially their "Full Busted" video.
What are your sewing goals for this year?
I have only one sewing goal for this year. It is to not purchase a single garment this year. That's not really so hard for me to do since I make 95% of my wardrobe. On the other had it is especially hard because I love a good clearance sale.
What are you sewing right now?
Right now I'm sewing my favorite blouse pattern of all time...McCalls 5471. I've made it at least five other times but I just love it. I've been on a blouse-sewing kick. I love being able to sew clothing that fits like I want.
Pick your favorite pattern (only one please):
McCalls 5471
What you love most about PatternReview?
None of my friends sew. PatternReview keeps me in touch with other sewers as well as the latest pattern styles and trends. The info on PatternReview is always up-to-date and easy to access.
Any other hobbies?
Lots. I am quite an avid machine knitter and most recently started scrapbooking and card-making. My non-craft related hobbies are bowling, golfing, roller skating, motorcycle riding and playing the violin.
Your profession, where do you live, etc.
I retired after 32 years in automotive industry. I now work part-time at a dealer-only auto auction. I also teach sewing classes part-time at JoAnn Fabrics.

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Date: 5/6/10 9:44 AM

Congratulations!

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Date: 5/6/10 12:11 PM

I was soooo excited to see you as the Member in Focus! Congratulations.

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Date: 5/6/10 2:48 PM

It's nice to see you as MiF, Rachelle!

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Date: 5/6/10 5:37 PM

Yea Woo, Congrats sweetie!

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Date: 5/6/10 7:12 PM

Luck you, you must teach @ a Joann super store. Our Joann doesn't have classes. You are always interesting to read.

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Date: 5/6/10 7:17 PM

Rachelle is quite well known in the machine-knitting world, with a major on-line presence. As a sporadic machine-knitter myself, I was inspired to try using a sewing pattern, cutting out machine knit yardage, after I saw the garments she posted on her website many years ago. I still have printouts of her work.
Congratulations, you are a major creative force.

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Date: 5/6/10 8:17 PM

Our members are such great people! Impressive stuff on your blog Rachelle, and I don't mean just the sewing and knitting. SO happy to read your blog because it is an inspiration for any of us going through rough patches. Your sewing is terrific, and that idea to cover the flaw in that top was great. I have to remember that. Keep sewing (and knitting)!
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Date: 5/6/10 8:27 PM

Wow! You make 95% of your wardrobe!!! Very cool! Some day I want to be like you!

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Date: 5/6/10 9:32 PM

I'm happy to meet you here in MiF, since I haven't ventured into the knitting arena. I also am enjoying your blog.

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