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15 August, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Dart elimination

    Ha, just realized this topic is from 2012, probably not needed anymore. Not sure why it turned up at the top of the forum…

  • 05:00 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Dart elimination

    It is possible to rotate a dart out to a side seam and totally eliminate it that way. (Search on dart rotation). Just make sure that the dart isn’t need for style and shaping purposes. Even a sm…

  • 04:57 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Thread keeps tangling in bobbin holder and jamming proj

    Two more ideas – make sure you are using the right kind of needle, i.e., a sharp/microtext/universal for dense woven fabric. Using a ball point for woven fabric can sometimes have the same effect …

  • 04:50 PM

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    jenss-1 favorited the project Greek Coast, Embroided Batiste
  • 04:49 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Greek Coast, Embroided Batiste

    That’s pretty much the perfect summer vacation dress! Looks great on you and I think you did a really job of merging the differences in the 2 patterns.



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9 July, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the project My last "euro" project?

    Sewing is my refuge in difficult times as well, and I’ve been in the midst of one for awhile now myself. I think that an ending is also a beginning, but the transition can sometimes be just a bit …



27 June, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the pattern Island Inspired: 11 New Patterns

    Don’t worry. We can buy the magazine in the US too (under $10/issue with a subscription). Those who don’t want to subscribe can get the individual downloads. Even at $5, still a lot cheaper than…



17 June, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Burdastyle Please Make Patterns Easier to Search

    Still disappointed with this. I just did a search for “shirtdress” and only came up with 2 results. (And one of those results was more of a tunic or shift than a shirtdress). I know that there a…



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29 May, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Sarrouel Trousers muslin from "She Wears the Pants"

    I just ordered this book because of this pattern, and so it’s great to see your version while I’m waiting for it to arrive. The pants are definitely wearable! ( and also non-muslim worthy too).

  • 11:37 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the project CHANEL LOOK

    The little Eiffel Tower is a cute detail!



28 May, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Janome Giveaway

    My best tip is to learn from your mistakes. Everyone gets frustrated from time to time, especially beginners. There are so many variables, from body features to fabric choice. It’s not like I’m …



25 May, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the article All About Sewing Leather

    I’d say this article is just a little about leather, rather than “all about.” A few things. You can sometimes put a bit of masking or painters tape on the bottom of a regular foot, instead of bu…



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11 April, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Designer Dress

    Looks beautiful on you, Ellen! I’m so glad to see this dress made up too.



29 March, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic What kind of Fleece do they mean?

    It’s probably fusible fleece – essentially a thin polyester batting. Try searching online for “fusible fleece.”



6 March, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the project My image s/s dress and burda cape 09;2013#131

    Terrific outfit, Mary! Python is certainly perfect for the occasion & looks like you all had a fun night too!

  • 05:01 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Kay Unger Dress - Vogue V1241

    Looks great! The purple is really lovely. I have this pattern, and I’ve been going back and forth about black or not. Thanks especially for sharing your comments about the fit issues.

  • 04:56 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Olive Green Dress 03/2015/118

    Beautiful dress! I have to agree – I like this better than the magazine versions. Pretty color also, one of my favorites too.



14 January, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Silver sweatshirt Dress

    This looks so nice – comfort plus some sparkle! I was curious about this pattern too, but initially shied away from it because of the huge under-bust flaps. (I really don’t need those!) Your ver…



1 January, 2015

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Top-stitching tension, what am I doing wrong?

    Hah, just clicked on my own post from years ago! I’m glad if it helped someone. I would only add this – use a sharp, new needle. I prefer Schmetz microtex needles.