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10 April, 2012



3 April, 2012

  • 01:40 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Sizes in Stylish Dress Book - Japanese sewing book

    Unfortunately, Amazon won’t let us look in the book online. From my experience, Japanese sizes are somewhat smaller than western sizes—even when they are labeled similarly. RTW sizes are really …



1 April, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the technique Get rid of a gaping armhole

    Hi, you probably need to do an FBA (full-bust adjustment) on the pattern first. There are a lot of examples online. Then, rotate the dart out. Here’s an example: http://3hourspast.com/how-to-eli…

  • 03:13 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the technique Get rid of a gaping armhole

    This problem often happens when a full-bust adjustment was needed. Since most patterns are designed for a B-cup, it’s not uncommon. The tutorial is helpful for a small adjustment. For larger adj…



30 March, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Plus Size: New Patterns and Old Favorites

    Hi, I’ve made several of Burda’s “plus” size patterns & just thought I’d leave my two cents…

    The photos above are just a small selection of Burda’s plus sizes. BSM has a selection every month, …



21 March, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Asymmetric Jacket 03/2012

    I wondered about this photo when I saw it in the magazine-it is so odd. The model is contorted and her hands look unusually large. Photoshop in BS? Interesting jacket though.



19 March, 2012



16 March, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic sewing machine needle keeps breaking

    A few other things to check out, just to cover it all…
    1) May sure that the machine is threaded properly. (Double check the manual).
    2) Make sure that the needle also matches the thread. If the…



28 February, 2012



23 February, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Sewing a Zipper Help

    ieltayib, I had peaked at your profile page and that is why I thought you were in the US. I’m so sorry that you are in this situation! Take care and be safe!



21 February, 2012



20 February, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Sewing a Zipper Help

    26 needle positions – I’m impressed! My old Bernina only has 5, so that probably explains it…either too close or too far.



19 February, 2012

  • 05:47 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Sewing a Zipper Help

    I suppose it depends upon the machine and experience level. I should have said that I use a circa 1985 Bernina. (My machine cannot use the newer Bernina invisible zip foot that I’ve heard others …

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Sewing a Zipper Help

    Hello,
    It may not be clear in the other comments but…you will need an “invisible zipper foot” to sew on the invisible zipper. A regular zipper foot will not allow the needle to get close enough …



18 February, 2012



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14 February, 2012



11 February, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the project For a Friend (Burda 7/2011, #110)

    I have been eyeing this pattern since I saw it in the magazine and your version is lovely. I was just wondering if changes were made to the bust dart, or if it was made unaltered. (I’m asking bec…



7 February, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Tshirt study

    Thanks for your reply and encouragement, joost52. I was inspired by your project and I hope to try the v-necks some day too! In the meanwhile, I also saw your comment above about there being no …



6 February, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Why is it that some of our best projects...

    I saw my mother do so much last-minute sewing and so I totally avoid it. My policy is to only sew when I have time to do it slowly, which is why it takes me really forever to finish things. It’…

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Tshirt study

    Great! I’m working on a similar project right now. I’ve just been making round u-neck shirts so far — which is probably not so difficult as a v-neck. (Just using a twin needle-I don’t have a se…



1 February, 2012



31 January, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the article In The Boudoir: 9 New Patterns

    I was thrilled to see lingerie in the BS magazine issue when I got it in the mail. After a closer look, I doubt I’ll be making up any of them. The “panties” for example, have a side zipper. I ju…

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    jenss-1 commented on the project 01/2012 Panties

    Zip-up panties are one of the weirder ideas that BS magazine has had lately. I suppose they would be fine made in a stretch fabric, eliminating the side zipper altogether. Otherwise I can only im…



28 January, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic image and design ownership on Burdastyle.

    Reply to nephele:
    If we are talking about U.S. copyright law (and much of the rest of the world), then this is a licensing agreement—that means that when I agree (here, by the act of uploading a p…