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21 November, 2014

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    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…



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17 October, 2014

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    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…



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5 October, 2014

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    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

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    jenss-1 commented on the project The First Fall Dress

    Cute dress and really nice use of the plaid design!

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    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

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    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…

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    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…



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27 September, 2014

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Darts

    Darts are a key fitting element and it’s well worth getting a sewing book that has good information on this topic. Or consider taking an online course on dress fitting. It’s one of those things …

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic "trace the hem facings as separate pattern pieces"

    It’s an alternative to a regular folded hem. The facing pieces mirror the opening that they are being sewn to–in this case, the pants’ leg hem. Basically, you would stitch the facing piece to t…



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31 August, 2014

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Selling a dress made from someone else's pattern?

    There’s a lot of misunderstanding here. To clarify, you can’t photocopy a pattern IMAGE (the actual tissue or PDF) and sell it (in the US). The actual picture on the paper/pdf is a "graphic work…



24 August, 2014

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Selling a dress made from someone else's pattern?

    It’s an interesting subject and it differs depending upon the country and its copyright laws. In the US, fashion designs cannot be copyright protected. So, by extension, I don’t believe that ther…



23 August, 2014

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic What would this skirt be called??

    I would call that a handkerchief hem skirt. I think they were briefly popular in the 80s, but I haven’t seen one in a recent pattern that I recall–sorry! Maybe consider adapting a skirt from an o…

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Bernina question, old vs. new presser feet

    One thing I have learned is that there are a lot of fakes out there – in varying quality. I recently bought a felling foot on ebay which was listed as authentic, but I am fairly certain it is not….