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29 November, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Early winter chidori grid A-line-skirt

    Nice skirt! I was just looking for a skirt pattern with box pleats and I couldn’t find one that I liked —and so I was really interested to see that you used the princess seam dress pattern to ma…



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1 November, 2013

  • 07:34 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Sewing Technique: Sewing on the Perfect Button

    One additional step is to wax and press the thread. It really helps to prevent tangles and unwanted knots in the thread. After finishing I also like to reinsert the needle into the fabric and bur…



24 October, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Top 10: Unique Sewing Tools

    Mary, I think yours is fancier than mine! My set is just from the stationery store. Sometimes I get a bit carried away with the pencil choices and have to put a color key on my pattern so that I …



23 October, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Top 10: Unique Sewing Tools

    I admit to having a small obsession with those devices too…! I also use them for making fold-over drawstrings.

  • 02:50 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Top 10: Unique Sewing Tools

    A full set of colored pencils – for tracing, but also for marking my changes to the pattern, distinctively.

  • 02:42 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic How to use double needle -

    I have seen some things online that look like a spool spindle extension. It seems like the two spools are basically stacked? There are also some attachments made to go into the various holes that…



16 October, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Lost the sewing instruction to Pattern

    Actually, if it is a Burda magazine pattern, then many are available for download in the patterns section of this website. But, if it’s a regular non-magazine pattern, unfortunately, out of luck.

  • 02:51 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the article Fabric.Com Giveaway

    FLAT SLEEVES….If you dread setting in sleeves, especially in a simple knit top, consider sewing them in flat. It may seem like a no-brainer, but some patterns give instructions for setting-in kn…



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7 September, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Twin needle sewing on Bernina 1030

    I have a Bernina 1000 – it’s about 25-30 yrs old – so I’m not sure if that’s similar to a 1030 or not. I often use a twin needle, especially for sleeve hems on knits.

    I have some suggestions th…



2 September, 2013

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    jenss-1 favorited the project Beaded Beauty
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    jenss-1 commented on the project Burda magazine May 1980

    Oh, that’s a classic bikini—and it looks great on you!

  • 03:58 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Lady in Turquoise

    The skirt fits you perfectly and looks beautiful! I’ve been thinking about this pattern for awhile too—thank you for explaining your process.



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13 August, 2013

  • 03:31 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Burda Style patterns not including seam allowance

    I recently got the magnetic “seam allowance guide.” It’s a little thing that sticks onto the scissor blade and has an adjustable mark that shows how far your blade is from the edge of the pattern….



10 August, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Prefontaine Shorts & Dolman Top

    Prefontaine shorts! Never heard that style called that before, but I see the reference. More descriptive than just ‘gym shorts.’ Cute set!



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27 July, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the project 50s ladies day dress

    Really pretty dress and it looks great on you! The red zipper on the floral is a nice touch of whimsy.