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bjr99

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7 November, 2017



1 November, 2017

  • 03:41 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic 11/2017 Issue #109 Top

    Could you post the instructions so we can see them?

  • 03:39 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic How To Redraw Side Seams and Hemline

    Could you post some photos of the pattern so we have an idea of what it looks like?

    Also, once we figure out what you need to do be sure to make a muslin of the pattern to test the fit of the g…



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10 October, 2017

  • 02:23 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Can I use cotton instead of silk?

    I don’t see where there would be a problem/ Costumes are more forgiving than regular clothing.

  • 02:20 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Sewing 3 fabrics together

    Is there any way that you can “quilt” these 3 pieces together? A seam perhaps?

  • 02:10 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Draped top dresses

    Unless all of the bridesmaids are exactly the same size they will all not be the same. It will be the same style but the fit will be different.

    Begin with measurements for each girl. Then make m…



1 September, 2016

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Fabric width

    Try laying out the patterns and see what happens. A narrower width may work if you have sufficient yardage.

  • 01:45 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Can't sew through knit fabric

    I am going to suggest you get stretch needles. They work even better than ball point needles. Also, check all of your tensions and work on scraps of fabric until it comes out right. I use them al…



18 August, 2016

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Contract sewing work

    I would run away from this. You would need an industrial sewing machine and years of experience to make any money on this. You also might be breaking laws since this is a manufacturing operation in…

  • 08:53 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Altering a dress

    Not sure that a dart would look good. Maybe you could take a slight gather in the center front and sew on a bow or add a brooch to make the resulting gather look as if it were planned.



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17 August, 2015

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    bjr99 commented on the project My 1930's dress

    This dress looks fabulous!!! Great choice of fabrics and the workmanship is wonderful. This is one of my favorite periods in fashion. Love working with these patterns.



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25 July, 2015

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Help Understanding Jacket Collar

    Hello Mark,

    The collar is made up of pieces 7 & 8. You need to cut out 2 pieces of each piece. DO NOT add any seam allowance to the edge on the fold! Be sure that you place the edge on the fold …



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16 July, 2015

  • 12:40 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Singer 6785 - how to oil and clean

    Are you certain that 6785 is the model number? I went to the singer site and the number does not exist. Go to the Singer site and look in the help section for the downloadable manuals. It will te…



11 July, 2015

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Mirror-like reflective material??

    Lame is an option but would not give you the same results. If you check out the link that Naz provided, you will see that those are mirrors and not lame. Not that lame is wrong just not what is in …



9 July, 2015



8 July, 2015

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    bjr99 commented on the project Mike & Ike Skirt

    Wonderful fabric! Great looking skirt.

  • 01:20 PM

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    bjr99 commented on the forum topic Mirror-like reflective material??

    You are looking for Shisha Mirrors. They are thin flexible plastic mirrors used in Indian embroidery. Google Shisha mirrors.

    They come with holes punched. You will need to sew them on by hand. …



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