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26 August, 2015

  • 08:15 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Little midnight blue dress

    Your daughter really is happy with the dress and she likes the straw hat too! Fun summer project!

  • 08:13 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Batic shirt

    That’s a unique colour shading on your eyelet fabric! Stunning effect and super for summer. Great work!

    Eyelet in Canada is always one colour whether it’s white, soft yellow or some other pastel…

  • 08:11 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project One-piece scoop neck asymmetrical Top - Jacket and Shorts

    Ideal combination for summer-short sleeves and pants for hot days and the jacket to save you from the twilight mosquitoes when outside for a campfire, movie or concert!

  • 08:09 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Retro Halter Jumpsuit

    Love the floral print with your solid fabric, Meg! You’re ready for TIFF events now!



15 August, 2015

  • 05:51 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Fabric substitutions for Jersey?

    Maybe a lightweight crepe fabric? Probably not wool but a poly blend might work as the crepe will need a ballpoint needle just as a jersey knit would for sewing the pattern. Don’t know if silk cre…

  • 05:48 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Dart elimination

    Many sewists have the challenge of altering bust area for fit as they are not B-cups. It’s good to read of other sewists’ solutions.
    I do recommend Nancy Zieman’s Pattern Fitting with Confidence …

  • 05:46 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic New Sewing Maching

    Janome Gem Trim & Stitch is a good all-purpose machine with a light serging feature. You can buy a quilting foot for regular piecing. Just avoid the limited edition one (with red letter/panel) beca…

  • 05:40 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Thread keeps tangling in bobbin holder and jamming proj

    I get the same outcome as Gracie has posted if I use the console cabinet sewing machine-the changing the needle advice is good! Also, ensure you are using recently purchased thread (or it’s less th…

  • 05:28 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article 6 Reasons Your Sewing Machine Is Having Tension Issues

    Those drop-in bobbin cases-need to be cleaned often-either between projects or as your fabric yields lots of lint. Don’t use those tiny stiff black plastic bristle brushes that seem standard with m…

  • 05:25 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Grey Gallery (Plus Size): 6 Patterns

    I like the blue tone in the gray fabrics used. The tank fabric looks so rich!

  • 05:24 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Disclose the Secret of Perfectly Fitting Your Clothes

    Also had a long-sleeve poly cotton shirt show wear on the upper back-but the back was one piece. Solution-craft a back yoke piece out of one long sleeve and use the other sleeve to make two short s…

  • 05:21 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Disclose the Secret of Perfectly Fitting Your Clothes

    Great class theme for those who have given up on some favourite apparel.

    I’ve just gone through two alterations on the side seams of dressy casual pants purchased at an outlet store-perfect fabr…



8 August, 2015

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Help With Pattern Sizing :)

    You can try getting Nancy Zieman’s Pattern Fitting with Confidence book to make a bust adjustment. She advocates buying a top to fit the shoulders and adjusting a bust as required. Otherwise, one w…



7 August, 2015

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic French BurdaStyle website launch

    Have you tried to comment on the site’s Facebook page? It seems to be the main way of reaching out to the French team. I don’t know why the new French site does not have a forum.
    The old site did …



20 July, 2015



11 July, 2015

  • 06:08 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Mirror-like reflective material??

    What about lame, since that shiny metallic surface on polyester can be like a mirror? Since holes do show up in that fabric after the first sewing seam, one needs to test seams on a scrap to ensure…



30 June, 2015

  • 05:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Help With Pattern Sizing :)

    Burda patterns are known to be better fitting in that armholes on tops tend to be higher than on North American patterns or on pants, having closer fitting rises (not as baggy as on North American …



16 June, 2015



10 June, 2015

  • 08:15 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic 5/2015 burdastyle dress pattern 104A

    Could piece 11 be some kind of bias facing or trim piece? I don’t have this issue but have encountered in the instructions letters a & b which are smaller facings usually for tops-the pieces have t…

  • 08:09 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Pattern Storage? Printouts and Traces how do you store

    XL pageholders by Avery are suitable for holding pattern tracings. I try to use a pageholder for the pattern magazine & sheet & tracings together. It gets too crowded if more than one traced patter…

  • 08:06 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Vogue pattern 8280

    Does the instruction indicate that you are understitching a seam then flipping the seam inside? To me, that photo seems to show the arm/sleeve part of the dress in A version.

    http://voguepattern…

  • 08:02 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Burda Vintage Special magazine

    Pity that the spam posts have buried this thread and another sewist’s blog thead!

    There are Burdastyle members who are into Vintage styles. So only Facebook members can see your outfits?

  • 07:52 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic 1970, 1980 and 1990 Burdas for sale

    Suggest you send the member a direct message using this forum’s contact system. Click on the member name and then on the send message link. That way, the member will likely get an e-mail about your…

  • 07:41 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Do you listen to music when you sew?

    It depends on what I’m sewing-if the sewing is not frustrating, anime soundtracks or J-pop or K-pop are fine. If I’m spending more time on ripping out seams or figuring out what to adjust, classica…

  • 07:39 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Digital magazines

    The US distributor actually shows which monthly PRINT back issues of English versions of the German issues are still on hand! I don’t see any special issues shown, which is where Burdastyle Easy w…

  • 07:18 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Country Home: 7 Patterns

    The polka-dot top has that waterfall collar that Chico’s featured in its stores last fall. So that is where the trend came from!

    Love the purple coat fabric! Swoon…



1 April, 2015

  • 04:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Near the Sea: 11 New Patterns

    Some of the Mood Fabric choices offered are quite refreshing compared to the original stripes or prints used!
    Think the trick most of us sewists have is adapting what we like about the newer patte…

  • 04:29 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Special Effect (Plus Size): 6 New Patterns

    I love the blue floral print shown for the third dress! That is something that is hard to find in Ontario (Canada) fabric stores. Hence all the interest in knowing which source provided Burdastyle …