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4 September, 2017

  • 09:51 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 08/2017: Part 2

    Snaps and add whichever one you need at the neckline. When the weather’s not windy, your coat will be fine open but even on breezy days, you may love that you can snap the coat at least at the bust…



14 August, 2017

  • 05:06 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Scandinavian Schoolhouse: 6 NEW Kid's Sewing Patterns

    Really enjoy the fall colours used for the wardrobe-pleasant change from pink/purples and apple reds!

  • 05:05 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Dress in a Day

    Wow-fabulous fabric and finished dress, Meg!

    Just a suggestion if the wedding is in a church-pack a coordinating long sleeve shrug or jacket to wear over the dress. This way, you don’t get glar…



31 July, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Burda Kids 9430

    There usually is not a video of Burda’s patterns. The only exception may be if a Burda Style magazine pattern is shown in an issue preview video by the German parent company. Envelope patterns are …

  • 01:55 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Burda 4075 Men's shirt - SLEEVE PLACKETS

    Burdastyle has top patterns with bell sleeves as well as cold shoulder tops this year. You can also find tops with high (hem in front) -low (hem in back) styling.Since jeggings are close fitting, a…

  • 01:52 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Bought PDF Pattern yet don't see the instructions...

    When you are logged into Burdastyle, click the Wall tab on your account. Then click on Library. You’ll likely find the instructions there-you’ll have to print them off.

  • 01:50 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Have a question

    Read the blog entries-plenty of information and instructions. This forum has some content posted that can address some sewing matters.
    What you are interested in sewing?

  • 01:48 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2017: Reveal

    If you don’t have an old coin purse or trim (i.e. pocket, placket or cuff) from an old garment for the tassel, you can find colourful square squeeze leather coin purses for $2.99 at Bentley stores….



24 July, 2017

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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

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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.

  • 02:09 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