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26 February, 2014
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Sewing the Perfect Patch Pocket
The pocket will pop (pun intended) out more If it’s cut cross-grain. Right now, it blends in with the main fabric unless that’s the effect you want. Also, there are also pocket templates out there….
17 June, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Ruffled Knit Top
I should add that one version of this top is sleeveless – as you can see above. The one with sleeves? That’s metallic jersey on the sleeves.
Ok. Burdastyle why are the images smooshed? They make …
FabricUiPhoneApp added the project Ruffled Knit Top
I used View from Simplicity 3634 to make this top.While it was a size 10, I really could have used a size 8, which would have been a better fit. Still I love this top, and I’ve more than a few rend…
6 June, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Floral Yoke Dress - Summer 2013
This is a brilliant use of a quilting fabric on a garment. Too many sewers try to make dresses out of quilting fabric, and it just doesn’t work. Quilting fabrics have no drape. Sewn up into a dress…
4 June, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Two of a Kind: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns
the 3/4 sleeve dress for mom is my favorite. But if I had a little girl I’d definitely would sew the top with the vertical ruffles. It’s very cute.
28 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project A Whole Lotta Sundress
Where do you get your cotton fabric? It’s lovely.
22 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the pattern Zip-Up Tank 06/2013
I like this…BUT I wouldn’t be quite this unzipped. I’d make it all in black, so that it’s more of a versatile vest, the go-to accessory garment. I’d make the zipper really interesting, so that it…
FabricUiPhoneApp favorited the pattern Zip-Up Tank 06/2013
15 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Hair Bands DIY
On the subject of headbands, I would say foldover elastic is a sewer’s best friend. I see plenty of pricey headbands made from this stuff at Target, etc….when all it would cost you a few dollars …
14 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Club Tropicana: 11 New Women's Sewing Patterns
I love the contrast satin straps on the maxi dress…and that print is too die for! It’s terrific that Burdastyle also shows the same print fabric in the pants. I think sewers like to see fabric us…
13 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Spring dress for the cinema afternoon :)
Lovely dress…and the photo composition (standing in the middle of the street with the stripe behind you) gives your photograph such depth.
10 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Top Stars: 6 New Women's Sewing Patterns
I think the first pattern – the straight-cut blouse – is my favorite. I think I’d use silk…which can warm or cool you as you need it…and I’d prime my fabric with Sullivan’s stabilizer spray to …
9 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project My new Katjusha
What a beautiful picture -and you’re looking very retro from head to toe. I have a question about the car. What is it? The year? What’s the backstory on this vehicle? I always love that stuff….
8 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Ruffled print top
It looks like I’m selling fabric or patterns…I’m not. I’ve written a smartphone app, a ref guide with more than 100 fabrics…the ruffled jersey is not there yet, but it will be soon because I lo…
FabricUiPhoneApp added the project Ruffled print top
This is one of many tops that I think I made with a basic butterick top. It’s exquisite for using the bolts and bolts of ruffled jersey prints (Called Pizzazz) at Vogue Fabrics, Evanston, IL. Not c…
6 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Tropical Feeling: 6 New Girl's Sewing Patterns
I need to do more garment sewing for children, especially since I’ve a 2-year-old niece who’s a fashionista already. Love clothes and pink, pink, pink. It’s economical to sew for kids too. Takes a …
1 May, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the pattern Satin Dress 04/2013
I like pattern, so simple. It’s weird how many sewers shy away from this fabric – I’m not sure if it’s intimidating because it’s slippery or they feel the shine will attract too much attention.
22 January, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Twenties Sophistication: 8 New Women's Sewing Patterns
I like the photo composition. The daybed in particular because I have one too. An old one with crackled original paint. It’s a beauty, and the springs and coils on it resemble the one used in this …
16 January, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Vacation Time: 12 New Sewing Patterns
The curved tunic is nice…but the pattern seems lost in the print version. I think solids work best or prints with lots of contrast.
14 January, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the pattern Princess Seam Pencil Skirt 04/2012
This skirt, in #that@ teal color, is what I want to wear. But can a pencil skirt be worn with flats? I ask because I cannot safely wear heels at this point in my life. Pencil skirt + flats = dorky?
9 January, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Featured Member: Gigette
Wow…sewing for guys…I think I’ll do that when I have a serious man in my life. I’ll avoid the dreaded knit syndrome (knit a scarf for a BF and break up). I’ll just make rad piped plaid shirts (…
7 January, 2013
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Adventure of a Knit Newbie - Purple Renfrew
I love knits..and I think more people would sew with knits. There’s no need to be afraid with the right food, tension and needles. Gosh, I now own more knit fabrics (and jerseys) than wovens! Anyho…
23 December, 2012
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project JUMBO TARTAN SCARF
How do you make this scarf? What pattern did you use?
20 December, 2012
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project little Van Gogh sunflower dress
What a lovely Dubai find! I’d imagine for those of who are stateside…we could find something like this at Mood Fabrics or any of the New York City fabric shops. Just look. And congrats on the bea…
14 December, 2012
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Snow Day: 7 New Children's Sewing Patterns
I like the shiny puffer vest….and I’ve wanted to make an adult version for myself for a while now. If I get the instructions for the child’s version, I can work on my technique, make a gift in th…
2 November, 2012
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Comment to Win "New Dress a Day"
Favorite Burdastyle dress pattern? I really like this 1950s gathered sheath. http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/gathered-sheath-dress-112012
It’s incredibly flattering…hard to belie…
27 April, 2012
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Marinière top
What a great way to use leftover (??) stretch lace…And I have so much of that in my stash! I do like the contrast with the striped jersey. And that sexy bac! This top is full of a surprises, comi…
4 April, 2012
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Long Cardigan 03/2012
I love this cardigan…which could be made with a lettuce hem. Somehow I keep picturing a bargello print (Missoni) knit for this…It would look for European for a fractice of the RTW price. Yeah, …
29 December, 2011
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the project Going Steady Top
You did a wonderful job matching up the plaid print…that takes a lot of advance planning but you did a great job! Congrats…and I’m sure your grandmother would be very proud.
16 November, 2011
FabricUiPhoneApp commented on the article Featured Member: lauramae
There must not have been enough space…but the story failed to mentioned your amazing knititng skills. Yes, friends, lauramae’s on Ravelry. FInd her there and friend her.