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CarmenW

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12 October, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Should I return my new Serger now I still can?

    Good luck with the new serger. I love mine and I’m still learning it. There is so much to figure out. Tension, feed dogs, stitch width/length…… I make my samples and save them for future refere…



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5 October, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Is this wedding dress appropriate? *Pictures*?

    Very pretty dress. You should ask about the bare shoulders. If your future in laws are very traditional I would consider wearing a shrug or bolero jacket for the ceremony and taking it off afterwar…



1 October, 2014



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7 September, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Sleeve problem on #134

    A couple of things to consider. Put the blouse on without the sleeves attached.

    1. At the top of the arm hole, where the sleeve cap is attached, where does the shoulder end? Is it too long, just r…



3 September, 2014



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20 August, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the article Brother Giveaway

    For professional looking buttonholes make sure to use a stabilizer and before cutting the button hole treat with fray check. Carmen W



14 August, 2014



12 August, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Back of dress TOO Tight

    Never mind the question. I just reread and saw the the 2 piece dress. If the armscye is too tight then adding a gusset between the top side seams may help. If the tightness is at the shoulder blade…

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Back of dress TOO Tight

    Is the entire back tight or just at the upper back/ shoulder blades area?



10 August, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Bias cut dress

    Can you provide the pattern name and number? Maybe looking at the picture will help.



9 July, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Summer jacket

    I would use the same pattern but would forego the lining. I would interface the lapel and finish all seams and edges with either bias tape or serge them. My fabric choice would be poplin or broadcl…



6 July, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Tweed Circle Skirt - Burda 10/2010 #117

    If the skirt is too voluminous you can try this.

    Cut the back and sides as directed.
    Instead of cutting the front center panel the same width as sides measure how much you want flat. Say 6 inches…



3 July, 2014



1 July, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the article A New Giveaway for Vintage Fashion Lovers

    What a beautiful book. This is such a valuable reference tool when looking for design elements from past eras .
    Currently, my stash is stored in bins on a book shelf. I have more patterns than tim…



30 June, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the forum topic Keep and repair or buy new machine?

    I would be more inclined to repair the 626. Being metal I would be adventurous and try and fix it myself. I have a 10 year old Bernina. Everything is plastic. Every time I have changed the light bu…



26 June, 2014



16 June, 2014

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    CarmenW commented on the article Make It Coats Giveaway!

    If you are going to do a lot of hand sewing on a project thread several needles at once. Wax your threads and iron the threads. This way the wax becomes part of the thread and doesn’t stain your ga…

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