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25 January, 2014



23 January, 2014

  • 04:20 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Searching in Resources and Patterns

    Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any improvement to the searches (as far as I can tell). I am glad to see that Burda is adding some of the patterns available on the German site. But, how w…



19 January, 2014



5 January, 2014

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Burda 06/2013#109

    This is a really pretty and elegant look. I think we’ve got similar figures and I’m so always interested in your choices, Mary. In consequence, my list of patterns to try keeps growing along with…

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Short faux fur jacket. 01/2014#123

    Oh, that’s a fun one, Mary!



1 January, 2014

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    jenss-1 commented on the pattern Mod Sheath Dress 01/2014

    Hmm. This is really a ‘shift,’ rather than a sheath. A sheath is usually close-fitting and tailored.



22 December, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the technique Make Shoulder Pads

    Are the darts in the right places? Are they needed at all? For regular pads, the straight edge should line up with the edge of the shoulder, not the other way around. I don’t think darts are nee…



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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…



4 November, 2013



1 November, 2013

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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