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jenss-1

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19 January, 2013

  • 02:49 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the project Barbie's new clothes

    Very nice—I particularly like the halter and pants. One of my favorite gifts was Barbie clothes made by my aunt. I’m sure you friend’s daughter will enjoy them for a long time!



12 January, 2013

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Even hems

    If it’s not a lot, just fix it in the hem. Get some help and mark an even hem with a hem marker (looks like a standing yardstick). My mom always said to add a little bit of length to the hem in t…

  • 05:11 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic pattern sizing help

    With any pattern, it depends on your shape and usual alterations. I have learned that I must always do an FBA. So, I choose Burda patterns based upon my upperbust measurement, rather than the bus…

  • 05:06 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic New to sewing-what resource would you recommend?

    Although person to person learning is best, I would recommend checking out the threadsmagazine website for video tutorials. I remember that they had a series for beginners covering basic skills. …

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Sewing with lightweight jersey

    That’s a great idea. I’m going to try it!



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1 October, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Wavy Zippers. Swayback? Bad sewing? What's wrong!?

    It’s kind of hard to tell from the photos, but looks like the first ones are primarily a fit issue, rather than a zipper issue. You may be right—it may be a swayback adjustment. I’m not sure why…



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27 August, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Easier navigation. Better notification system.

    I’ve noticed that the site, after the upgrade about 3 years ago, still says “beta.” Maybe that has something to do with it? I would like to see slideshow style tutorials too. I often have proble…

  • 08:51 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Choosing the correct interfacing.

    P.S. The lightweight stretchy interfacing can be found at Steinlauf and Stoller.

  • 08:49 PM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Choosing the correct interfacing.

    Hi Max,
    I don’t think there’s really a set rule. It is helpful just to hold the fabric and (proposed) interfacing together and see how they drape together. That said, I like to use a light slight…



26 August, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Inappropriate Content button

    The lightening bolt is, I think, too subtle. From time to time I’ve clicked it instead of the “Reply” and there’s no way to back out! For example, on this forum topic the Reply and the lightening…



25 August, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Pressing stubborn wool

    Thank you so much, kate— I thought that you would probably be the one with the answer! I’ll be investing in a clapper soon.



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19 August, 2012

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Easy way to add seam allowances?

    In general, I’m more concerned about marking the seam line, and so I don’t worry too much about the accuracy of the width of the seam allowance (except for tricky areas). With tissue patterns I so…



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15 August, 2012

  • 03:48 AM

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    jenss-1 commented on the forum topic Fabric to make clothes for hot & humid trip in Sept.?

    Hi emgoh,
    I spent some time in Japan, parts of which can be quite humid in the summer. Part of that visit was my first meeting with my in-laws, so I understand how you feel about that! Personally…