Who Is Niler Taylor?

Who Is Niler Taylor?

I guess you could say that I was destined to sew. As a little girl all my clothing was sewn by my mom ( Mable Williams). I use to hate to have to dress like my big sister, my mom thought otherwise. My mom use to dress me and my sister alike...kinda like we were twins, but we were not. We are actually 1yr apart in age. At any rate it was kinda cute, now that I look back at it. My mom was just doing just what she had to do in spite of the times, (kinda like we are doing today...go figure!) At any rate I guess you could say I "inherited" my love of sewing from my mom. She never "physically" sat down and taught me, but it was in me from the time I was introduced to it in middle school in Carrollton, Ga. Once I was introduced to sewing...I was destined! Since that moment in Jr High School, I have made hundreds of bridal, formal, and everyday dresses. I truly love to sew and that's from the bottom of my heart. I am sorely disappointed that they have removed sewing from Jr. High and High School. The reason is because if I had never taken it in Jr. High School and not have had a "refresher" course in High School, I would have never began to do what I truly love and what brings the great satisfaction. I hope some day to inspire young ones, like my self, to follow their dream of sewing and designing...it is truly a "LOST ART!"

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  1. I learned basics of sewing in Jr. High 8th grade. I wanted to take sewing in 9th grade but my parents wanted me to learn typing so I took it up instead, I forgot everything I learned about sewing and I regret that. I too am disappointed that young people today do not have the opportunity to learn about sewing in school.

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  2. I just learned about you. I am delighted to know there are other women of color who are on board with the love for sewing. Working full time, husband a Pastor, grandchildren, aged mother, and the cares of this world can take a toll on you, but it is so good to have a way of escape by sewing and listening to the Word or smooth jazz. Love what you are doing.

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  3. I to learned to sew in 7th grade. I made an apron then a pants suit. I wish had formal training. I have purchased so many sewing books. However I still feel a little intimidated when sewing for other people. I have made outfits for other people and they always turn out beautiful. I plan on teaching sewing to some girl scouts. It is a dying art, but I plan to teach as many young girls that I can to keep it alive. Great website too.

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  4. I just discovered you, too, through the you-tube ruffling video (elegant method, btw). I thought I recognized a Georgia accent!

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  5. Dear Niler

    I would like to know how long does it take to send DVD's to UK, London?

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  6. Wonderful videos and your style is so friendly, the delivery is clear and concise...you're a natural teacher!

    I see that you have an Athena dressform. I do, too, but the base broke. I always had trouble with it wobbling (I saw yours move a bit in the curtain-to-dress video), so I put it in a patio umbrella stand - the ones that have a side knob to screw the post in tight - and it is much stabler and easier to use now. Just thought I'd share! :) -Brenda

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  7. Dear Niler!
    Your videos are very useful for everybody. But I want to ask you a very delicate question. I'm an associate professor of English at one of Russian universities. My students are future fashion designers, and they also study English as a compulsory subject; one of the aspects of my discipline is professional-oriented language, but, unfortunately, we don't have enough original information. Is it possible to use your video from the site with adding my exercises to practice professional language in my coursebook "ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES: LIGHT INDUSTRY"?
    Thank you in advance for consideration and responding to my request. My e-mail is veronicamax@bk.ru.
    Truly yours, Veronica.

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  8. Hello Mrs. Taylor... I enjoy watching your videos on YouTube... I too learned the basic of seqing n junior high school and I remember making things with my mom.. I make favors for baby showers and weddings but now I want to do more because I stay home and take care of my father with nothing to do. My boyfriend brought me a sewing machine for birthday this month. And I want to put it use...

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  9. Loved the video on hemming pants with a cuff...Question though....if the cuff needs to be higher in the front hitting the top of the shoe and the back of the cuff stops at the seam of the heel in the shoe...how are suppose to make that work?

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  10. Hello. I loved your box for the grieving family. I am going to try it....I don't know. But, thanks for such a wonderful and lovely gift idea & sharing it with the world.
    Ann

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