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13 October, 2014

  • 04:10 AM

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    motera commented on the forum topic Bernina question, old vs. new presser feet

    No advice to add, but I have searching in vain for old style #70 and #71 . Seem to be rare as hen’s teeth. I gave up and use the short shank adapter with fellers from old Singer machines, which are…

  • 04:03 AM

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    motera commented on the forum topic Free CAD program for Pattern drafting

    I have both Autocad and Vectorworks. Prefer VW, do all my pattern making using it. I have it for my job, less expensive than Acad, but easier to use, but still expensive for home sewers. It is just…

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    motera commented on the forum topic Darts

    Rena, others have responded to your question very well, but for a beginner , it helps to practice your darts on scraps before making them in your garment. To me, nothing says ‘home-made’ like a poo…

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    motera commented on the forum topic Sleeves, and my inability to fit them EVER....

    My suggestion- need more room across the shoulders, and/or across the chest, possibly larger armhole. Perhaps you should make a muslin, and then experiment with it , slashing it and inserting mosre…



10 July, 2014

  • 05:18 AM

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    motera commented on the forum topic Summer jacket

    I would make flat fell seams (as one finds in men’s shirts and jeans)
    Depending on pattern, you can still use interfacing under facings.
    Another thing you can do is use a layer of the fashion fa…



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30 May, 2014

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    motera commented on the forum topic How do people print Burdastyle patterns?

    I was unsure at first, being familiar with tissue paper patterns, but have come to love Burda patterns printed on bond paper, placed on fabric with weights as mbuchanan1 has described. I add the se…



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14 May, 2014

  • 05:53 AM

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    motera commented on the forum topic Lining fabrics. what to use?

    I have seen high quality cotton garments lined with fine cotton lining . I like lining cotton with cotton for its breathability and compatibility. I think quilting cotton or some broadcloth are to…



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