9 July, 2015
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
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
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…
16 June, 2015
jenss-1 favorited the project Golden Linen Dress
jenss-1 favorited the project Custom Bralette
3 June, 2015
jenss-1 commented on the project Red Sweetheart Tulip Dress
I can only repeat the other comments – beautiful dress!
jenss-1 favorited the project Red Sweetheart Tulip Dress
jenss-1 favorited the project Black Tank Dress with Gathered Skirt #JC
29 May, 2015
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).
jenss-1 commented on the project CHANEL LOOK
The little Eiffel Tower is a cute detail!
28 May, 2015
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
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…
16 May, 2015
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3 May, 2015
jenss-1 commented on the article Sea Breeze (Plus Size): 9 New Patterns
For Burda, “plus” means about size 12 and up.
20 April, 2015
11 April, 2015
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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Garment stuck in sewing machine
If the fabric has gotten sucked down into the slot below the needle, open the bobbin compartment and take a look. Take out the bobbin and trim away the tangled threads. Try and carefully remove y…
23 November, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the article Fun Facts About Tailoring
Kind of disappointed. This article is not quite accurate and the word “tailoring” is being used in the general sense as a word for fitting. That’s not quite right – there is a distinction between…
21 November, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the article ClosetMaid Giveaway
There are so many speciality fabrics, but I’ll offer this general tip – use the appropriate type of needle for the fabric whenever possible, and especially for top stitching. For silk, satin, micr…
9 November, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project Thai Silk Pleated A-line
Pretty skirt and you did a great job of lining up the pleats – perfect!
30 October, 2014
25 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project Purrfect night sheer boatneck blouse 06/2011#124b
So cute, Mary! I am inspired – as you said, it’s nice for the holidays. Maybe I’ll look for a different pattern though. I can see where that neckline would be tricky.
17 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project wrap top @ pencil pants
The metal in my bra once set off the metal detector in an airport. The (fortunately female) officer said, “well it must be a good one!” as she was scanning me. Good, yes, I really do need all tha…