9 March, 2017
purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 02/2017: Reveal
Love the embroidery on the lower section and the finished project! Appreciate your close up of the grommet installation.
March idea-116A cold shoulder top with embroidery but instead of the des…
6 March, 2017
purplefan commented on the article Best Oscars Gowns of All Time
Nicole Kidman looked great in red with dark red lips-not a washed out look.
Octavis Spencer wows in her sparkly beaded dress.
Michelle Williams’ dress has a stronger colour presence that suit…
purplefan commented on the article Oscar's Best Dressed 2017
Viola Davis’ dress was the best looking and on-trend (cold shoulder or off-shoulder) one of the women’s attire. Some of the nominees looked washed out in their pale choices. Daring to expose tons o…
purplefan commented on the article Quick Tip: Adjusting the Length on a Sewing Pattern
OK, tall 5’11" member here puzzling over the rule of 1/3s. First time I’ve heard about the armhole adjustment for length. I usually drop waistlines by 2 inches. Never really thought about below the…
5 February, 2017
purplefan commented on the project A-Line Dress with a Twist :)
I really admire the curvy seamlines in the front bodice piece, Ellen. It is the standout bit of unexpected seaming! The colour blocking for the entire dress is also stellar. The button line tricks …
purplefan favorited the project A-Line Dress with a Twist :)
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purplefan commented on the project Mila & Minu outfit
Love the top! Piping adds that blingy extra. I am jealous that you made both pieces in 5h, according to your blog post. I hardly have that kind of sewing flow for one top, let alone two separate ga…
purplefan commented on the forum topic Bodice Drafting Questions
I like your suggestion for the bodice issue.
purplefan commented on the forum topic Bodice Drafting Questions
I’d recommend you do line the skirt as then the lining provides more strength to the skirt and takes some stress off the silk skirt whenever you sit down. Plus a lining is backup in case seams are …
purplefan commented on the forum topic Cleaning my machine
You’ll need the glitter out as it can likely wear down your sewing thread when you have the machine in use or may soften or change shape if you have a long period of machine use and it gets hot (gl…
purplefan commented on the article Featured Member: Ekaterina Kazakova
Like the floral print fabrics and the saturated hues in the solid fabrics too! Cannot say I have much patience-some details are worth slowing down to do. Othertimes, I have to set a project aside a…
purplefan commented on the project Welcome to the jungle...
Fun print and in stride with Pantone’s green colour for 2017 too! I can see you using the print for some Burda Style dresses with relaxed fit. Probably ideal for a maxidress pattern as well!
purplefan commented on the project UFO coat finished
Very much like the colourful sleeves and buttons to warm up the gray fabric for main body pieces. Yes, to finished projects! Hurray you!
purplefan commented on the project Dress ... romantic
Fabric print is fabulous. Love the closeup photo of the back of the collar and grandma’s buttons!
Think many sewists underestimate yardage purchases when they see what they like but don’t have a f…
purplefan commented on the project Lumberjack shirt...
Great job with pockets, plackets and snaps. Thick wool-you’d have a lot of lint to clean from the feed dogs and bobbin casing. Looks marvellous.
purplefan commented on the project Liberty Silk Satin Almada Robe
Splendid fabric print for your project. I stopped to comment because I can only see a few Liberty cottons at a quilt store in my general area. What a joy to sew for someone else!
If you often sew …
4 February, 2017
purplefan commented on the article DIY Unicorn Key Tag
Fun craft project-it reminds me of the UniKitty character from the Lego Movie. Sewists need fun projects.
30 January, 2017
purplefan commented on the article Mary Tyler Moore's TV Style Moments
As a 10-year old, I was given a polyester pant suit in generally the same style as Mary’s suit in the photo. Straight leg pants. That was considered fashionable. Not sure I wore the suit often as I…
purplefan commented on the article Best Dressed from the People's Choice Awards
Like the waterfall/flounce effect on Ms. Chopra’s gown! The fringe on the skirt hem is unexpected. Her outfit seems one of the more comfortable yet stylish ones shown.
Jamie Chung’s soft yellow c…
purplefan commented on the article Bohemian Deluxe: 10 New Women's Sewing Patterns
Really am enjoying the fabric prints used in this particular collection. I think the team working on the collection a few months ago had to be feeling the exuberant feeling while sewing the clothin…
20 January, 2017
purplefan commented on the forum topic instructions pintuck dress 120 06/2014
You can buy the instructions with the pattern again on this link from this website:
If you obtained your pattern pieces…
purplefan commented on the forum topic Sewing Pattern for Pajama
This US site sells digital patterns that you pay for by credit card and print at home. http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns?creator=6&most_recent=1&pattern_garment_type=10
There are …
purplefan commented on the forum topic Folkwear pattern 117
I only know of the pattern brand due to some online surfing. Have you tried contacting the company through their social channels to ask for help? http://www.folkwear.com/
purplefan commented on the forum topic Fitted Bodice Dress (Plus Size) 09/2016 #133
Sorry I have not made this dress. The bust piece looks twisted once in the middle (hence need for fabric that looks the same on both sides) then the sides look somewhat gathered or ruched before st…
purplefan commented on the forum topic Reversible imitation leather
I happen to try a search online and came across a site with the English pdf link.
Click on this url
and then the English link partway down (a…
purplefan commented on the article Seven Sewing Resolutions for 2017
1. Sew Mom that 2010 Burda Plus dress but put snaps on the left underarm (she’s wearing a wristguard due to a fall). Got the fabric and most notions but need to snag some interfacing. Aim-completed…
1 January, 2017
purplefan commented on the article 2016 Year in Review
Burda Style is highlighting member projects and even running some sewing competitions based on Burda patterns.
The website has to offer accessibility online-we all cannot show up in New York City …
purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Cutting Out
Wowsers, Meg! That is inspired occasion sewing! Great outfit for NYE. I’ve been noticing bell sleeves showing in ready to wear lately. Would not mind a top with this sleeve. Actually have not had a…