18 June, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the article Blue Mood: 9 Women's Sewing Patterns
This was promoted as modern Japanese in the magazine. I wonder why the change. Anyway, some nice pieces here.
29 May, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the article Prairie Darling: 13 Down Home Sewing Patterns
Cute for summer. Except the bootcut overalls, which are a crime.
I’m happy to see the shorts and basic tank patterns. I won’t be doing them in sequins, but I hope that Burda offers more casual p…
18 May, 2014
jenss-1 favorited the project Portfolio bag
jenss-1 commented on the project Portfolio bag
Nice use of that graphic print – great bag!
jenss-1 commented on the project Sleeveless shirt dress with lace print
Very pretty dress for summer! (And good adaption of a winterish pattern). I particularly like the styling with the skinny hip belt.
jenss-1 favorited the project Sleeveless shirt dress with lace print
5 May, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Bad Pattern Instructions
I’ve had a BSM subscription now for some time, and so I am quite used to the patterns. Mostly I don’t even bother following the instructions. Now, for the first time in a long time, I’m working o…
3 May, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project Home-made Espadrilles!
Very cute! I’ve been thinking about making espadrilles too – thanks for sharing!
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic rotary cutter or not?
There always instances when scissors will be needed, but a rotary cutter can be useful. I mainly only use mine for cutting things like bias strips, for which it is quite useful. I think that the …
1 May, 2014
19 April, 2014
21 March, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic DRAPE FABRIC
It’s hard to say – it depends upon the weave and finish. What type of fabric is it?
17 March, 2014
1 March, 2014
jenss-1 favorited the project Rob's Birthday Bear
jenss-1 commented on the project Rob's Birthday Bear
Really cute – I’m sure your friend will love it!
22 February, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Feedback for the Burdastyle Team
I think that MrsCharisma is referring to the pdf instructions that used to be publicly available for each pattern. I noticed that they seemed to have disappeared recently too, which is unfortunate…
19 February, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Trouser/pant material
The directions say “lightweight trouser fabrics with some body.” That’s not very precise! Too lightweight would be a problem, but I think the key is to avoid heavy or bulky fabrics, like melton, …
17 February, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the article Pretty Grunge: 8 Nineties Inspired Sewing Patterns
Some nice patterns, but this is suppose to be grunge? No way.
16 February, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Buttonholes!
Also, if you are having problems with the fabric sliding around…you can put a piece of tear-away/wash-away stabilizer underneath. Always do a test or two.
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic What to do about offensive ads?
Frankly, I find the anime porn-ish ads kind of funny, but I’m sure there are plenty of people who don’t. I just wonder, why are they on Burdastyle? I don’t see them anywhere else.
jenss-1 commented on the article Rowan Giveaway
Make a habit of doing a quick brush-out of the bobbin compartment before starting a new project.
I tend to forget to clean out the bobbin compartment when finishing a project, but I make a point…
12 February, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Bernina question, old vs. new presser feet
That’s interesting – I hadn’t thought about the feed dogs. I have a number of feet, but I was particularly interested in lap seam/flat felling feet recently. Not critical, but maybe nice to have….
5 February, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the project tropical back vent dress, burda 06/2012#112
Pretty summery dress! It’s been the coldest winter here that I remember. Thanks for the reminder that summer and summer dressing is ahead!
1 February, 2014
31 January, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Buttonholes!
I’m not sure how a computerized machine is different than a manual, but depending on the brand of your machine, you might be able to get a buttonhole foot with measured markings on it. For example…
jenss-1 commented on the project Asymmetrical Wide Neck Top #135A
Looks great! The neckline was done nicely too.
30 January, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the article Havana Nights: 13 Sultry Sewing Patterns
I made so many of the patterns from this issue. One of the best “collections.” I think it was originally branded as “Italian” and I wonder why it’s now Havana. Just curious.
29 January, 2014
jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Japanese buttons shank help???
Do the prongs bend? If the do, maybe the dome could be attached like stud to the top of a covered button? Or, if it’s possible to punch slots into the metal shank part of a covered button kit, ma…
jenss-1 favorited the project Ig the Squid
jenss-1 commented on the project Ig the Squid
It’s really wonderful – I just love this!