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Linda Stewart
         Couture Designs
                                               "Couture, the Ultimate Mode of Expression"
Please check out my list of links and offers below.  If you would like to be added to my list, please let me know.
For fine fabrics:
Bridal Fabric.com
Bridal fabric at celebrated prices.  You will find satin fabric, dupionni silk fabric, chiffon fabric, bridal tulle and more in the Fabric.com bridal fabric section. 


Denver Fabrics.
A must visit place in the Denver Area.

Reproduction Fabrics.com

Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics

Textile Workshop

Victorian Fashions.  Doreene Zimmerman is wonderful at helping find beautiful specialty fabrics.

Fabric Mart. 
Designer Fabrics from leading fashion Designers and mills from around the world.  Their high end, Couture fabrics are sold at up to 75% below retail.  They offer wholesald and retail fabrics.  Also available is their swatch mailers and email notifications of new fabric arrivals and specials.  When they get great deals, you get great deals

Sewing Instruction
Susan Khalje Couture
Pattern Showcase
JSM Patterns
Claire Shaeffer 
sewfari@earthlink.com
Sarah Veblen
Publications.
Threads Magazine
Sew News
Bead and Button
Organizations
The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals
American Sewing Guild
Alteration Supplies
Banasch's
Pamela Howard
Other Excellent Dressmakers
Tina Colombo, Savoy, Illinois
Fine Sewing Room Furniture
Haka Sewing Furniture www.hakasewingfurniture.com
76 Ontario St.
Burk's Falls, ON POA 1C0 Canada
705-382-3360
Haka offers unique styles and height choices: sewing, serging and quilting cabinets, cutting tables, combination cut-sew-serge tables and custom designs.  Hand crafted in Canada since 1989.

"In the Garden of
My Mind"
BERNINA Fashion Show 2007 "Diamond Odyssey"
These three photos are from the 2006 BERNINA Fashion Show, "Magnifique! "
Photos by Kim Coffman,courtesy of BERNINA and Quilts, Inc.
These four detail and accessory photos by Linda Stewart
BERNINA Designer 2006
"Consider the Lilies"
Fine Photography
Hill Photography Service
322 Park Street, Bristol, VA 276-466-9690
HPS@bvunet.net
www.Hillphotographyservice.ifp3.com
David J. Clapp, The Art of Photography
2105 E. Center Street, Kingsport, TN
423-378-5044
  Details  show the gold panels and three dimensional butterflies dangling from silk cord ribbon.

The godets consisted of three layers of silk chiffon.  The navy layer was edged in machine embroidered scallops.  I used Sulky "Heat Away" stabilizer which worked beautifully. 

Tiny silk roses decorate the straps and the points of the golden panels.  The back zipper posed a problem since the opening was not low enough for the model to get into the dress, so I followed the line of the  bodice and zig zaged the zipper to the end of the purple points.as shown at right.
Scroll down for  photos of both my 2006 and 2007 BERNINA Fashion Show entriees and more great sewing links and offers.
From the 2007 BERNINA Fashion Show, Diamond Odyssey, Photo by Kim Coffman.  Photo courtesy of BERNINA and Quilts, Inc.
High Quallity Machine Emboridery Thread
WonderFil Thread Company
Learn more about creating your own great website just like I did with Homestead, Linda
Click on the words below to go to the organization's website.
.ThunderLily.com is a community of people involved in creating personal style and fashion. With boutique (NYC) fabric stores all online under one roof and quality dressmakers from across the country, ThunderLily is starting to make an impact as the "go-to" place to create your own fashion, or have someone create it for you.
ThunderLily.com
The late Charles Kliebacker and I at ASDP Conference, Chicaog, IL
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David Sassoon and I with the gown I made from  his pattern Vogue 1015 (discontinued).
Betty Kirke and I at the Vionnet Identique exhibit in Chicago.  The muslin and half scale garments shown are the ones I did for the exhibit.
Alterations for the Home Sewer is available NOW !

I am overwhelemed by the great reviews I've gotten for this new book on CD!

This new offering is geared, as the title says, to home sewers who wants to alter, restyle, and recycle  garments for themselves and their family.  The book is filled with all color photos and the easy to follow instructions should give sewers the confidence to try alterations even if they've never tried them before.  To order click on the Classes and book link.

I also want to make you aware of a great publication you need to check out.  It is Through the Needle published by BERNINA.  So much great information from the #1 name in Sewing!  Just check out the link below for a free on line copy, you'll be glad you did. 

I wish you all a wonderful season of sewing.

Sincerely,
Linda

Through the Needle ONLINE

If you are a professional seamstress, alterations specialist, author, designer, patternmaker or sewing educator, then you need to be a member of the
Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. 
Please feel free to email or call me about this fine organization. 
276-669-3299 or
LStewartCouture@bvu.net
I have been asked by an assistant Girl Scout leader and mom of a Girl Scout to post the following website.  They found the site while looking for resources to aid with their 'quilting, knitting and sewing' patches.  They found it helpful and plan on making their own Halloween  costumes.  Good luck ladies! 
http://www.buycostumes.com/m/guide-to-sewing