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24 July, 2017

  • 12:10 AM

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    purplefan commented on the project Boho Bell Sleeve Blouse

    Ellen, you amaze me with your fabrics in each and every project! What I love about this one is the watercolour effect print-not seen in boho tops in the store. I’ve seen allover paisley type of pri…

  • 12:06 AM

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    purplefan commented on the project Scuba jacket

    Agree with other members on the stunning impact of the colour in your project! Definitely one of a kind and you’ll love wearing it. Thanks for sharing your project here!



18 July, 2017



12 July, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article The Seventies: 11 Vintage Sewing Patterns

    Mom wore mostly sleeveless or short sleeved shift dresses in that time period. I recall a couple of long dresses but no lame in her wardrobe. The belted vest might be worth a try for her but other …

  • 01:46 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article Quick Tip: Sewing Machine Maintenance

    Someone told me to ensure I clean the bobbin case and under the throat plate after each project. Also to dab a drop of oil to the wick under the spot where bobbin rests in machine. The synthetic br…

  • 01:41 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article Ahoy! 7 NEW Kid's Beach Patterns

    The girl’s dress in the blue and white striped fabric looks marvellous!
    Love the fabric print used for the bag in a fish shape. It reminds me of the fish shaped purse (late 1990s or early 2000s) …



29 June, 2017



19 June, 2017

  • 03:18 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article DIY Glasses Case

    The sewing machine needle has to be one for leather fabrics, correct? Or does it depend on the thickness of the leather used?



28 May, 2017

  • 02:28 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic March edition burda style pattern 116

    Which language is your magazine in? I know in Canada that the magazine distributor sometimes carries back issues in both English and French. Unfortunately March 2017 is not listed among the issues…

  • 02:20 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Searching for the right dress pattern

    Good choice as base for the dress! I noticed that the first two dresses in the upper left of link are essentially the same style. BurdaStyle has dresses similar if not exactly like them.

  • 02:16 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Textile shop!

    The fact that someone is posting from my province with a textile shop question was rather startling. The building question is not for this forum.

    I too have noticed some members joining for re…

  • 02:09 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Buena Vista: 10 NEW Women's Sewing Patterns

    Many of the print fabrics are dreamy! How to get a person excited about sewing-thinking of fabrics to use for sewing garments. Epic selection.



11 May, 2017



3 May, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Quick Tip: Make Patterns Larger and Smaller

    The note will help me size down a Plus dress that is too large at 44. Need to aim for size 40. Thanks for the timely pattern sizing tips-we all likely have patterns that need some resizing to make …

  • 12:58 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article Fashion creations from the Met Gala 2017

    Emily R’s dress simulates a setting sun over water or gives that impression. Anna W is literally walking in a cloud in her dress.
    Rihanna’s dress might have fared better without the thigh high lac…



27 April, 2017

  • 05:11 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Different pattern downloading than one purchased???

    If you are on Facebook, both websites (BurdaStyle USA and UK) have pages on Facebook you could try posting there about the pattern switching issues.

    I rely on back issues and current issues for…

  • 05:07 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Textile shop!

    I’m not sure that this is the right place to ask about building construction issues. You have to find out what licensed construction trade workers in your area know about steel buildings. All that …

  • 04:58 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Tall woman questions!

    Resource on shortening or lengthening patterns found here:
    http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/how-to-shorten-or-lengthen-a-pattern

    You may wish to invest some time scrolling through older blo…

  • 04:55 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Tall woman questions!

    Another tall sewist here! -
    Majority of the patterns are for the 5 ft 6 (average) person using the 34-42 or 44 size range. There is a small assortment of tall sized patterns (for 5ft 10" person…

  • 04:29 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 04/2017: Part 2

    The green background makes your project fabric pop in the step by step photos! Your finished jumper will add wow factor if you attend festivals in the city or go to the waterfront areas (H20 Park f…



28 March, 2017

  • 02:37 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Psycho Killer

    What fun those colourful drops of water bring to your completed coat! Besides suggesting the raincoat use, the colours also suggest a creative or artistic person (like drips of paints).
    Best of al…



26 March, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 03/2017: Cutting Out

    Your top will make a fab project to photograph at H20 Park (yellow umbrellas) or Sugar Beach (pink umbrellas) at the waterfront one day, Meg!

    The blue and white anchor fabric-is there enough for…



9 March, 2017

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    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

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    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…