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 Sewing With 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: 9 New Plus Size Sewing 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…
13 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project Two Tone Black Dress
Stunning–very nice interpretation of the pattern and it looks great on you!
jenss-1 commented on the project Love still exists
Beautiful outfit & it looks great on you!
6 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project Matthew Williamson dress #134 from issue 09/2012
Very pretty – and the reversed fabric makes it even more interesting. Looks great on you too!
jenss-1 commented on the project Burdastyle Three Quarter Sleeve Blouse 01/2011 #107
I started to make this blouse pattern awhile ago, but didn’t finish it. I think I was frustrated by the front band construction. Your blouse is really cute—and the print is so charming. Makes…
5 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project Lace up Wellie Warmers
Cute idea! I will seriously be needing these before too long–will have to check out some of my older sweaters. I’ve re-used the ribbing and other parts before, but I hadn’t thought of using the w…
4 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project The First Fall Dress
Cute dress and really nice use of the plaid design!
jenss-1 commented on the project my waterfall dress 08/2011
Mary, I’m really enjoying your holiday fashion show! This dress might be my favorite too – and the blue is a really nice color for you. It’s good to see your comments about the cowl neck. I have…
3 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project scuba zip dress 06/2013
Love the photo with the birds – and this dress is super cute too! I just got some scuba knit and so it’s a new thing for me…
jenss-1 commented on the article Vote on the Top Three picks in our Member Model Challenge
I’m not sure why the disconnect. I’m just trying to say that I hope everyone plays nice. I have nothing to do with the management of the competition and have no idea how it was done. Just here t…
2 October, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project "cloudy sky" unlined coat
I love the big collar – beautiful coat! It inspires me to try to make a coat myself…