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30 November, 2016

  • 09:58 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Floral Dress Reveal!

    The rolled hem foot created a wonderful hem. I have yet to try using one-it’s certainly better than trying to hold down a folded hem and feeding it into the presser foot to stitch.

  • 09:56 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Floral Dress Reveal!

    I liked seeing how all three dresses show their sewists’ personal choices in colours and pattern tweaks!

    Meg,those blue sections sort of create a fooler top illusion (at shoulders) or that you h…



24 November, 2016

  • 04:14 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Dress Progress Report 3

    Lots of good tips plus that elastic application! This dress has to go to Italy with you when you take the Craftours trip, Meg!

    I need a real serger as the light serger feature on my machine is …



14 November, 2016



31 October, 2016

  • 02:06 AM

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    purplefan commented on the project Last of Summer Boho Blouse

    Yes, wait for hot days and you’ll be ready for them! Splendid play with two print fabrics.

  • 02:04 AM

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    purplefan commented on the project Pikachu Waist Cincher Corset

    Still love the print!

  • 01:57 AM

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    purplefan commented on the article How to Sew a Kimono

    Pleased to have helped! There are marvellous kimono fabrics online and in shops. One day, I too will make a kimono. Not sure I’d want wear the obi (fabric belts) though!

  • 01:50 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Amount of ease on fitting shell?

    Maybe MegH or another Burdastyle team member can address your concerns. I know on the blog that slopers are often a topic that MegH posts about.

  • 01:47 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Spam is filling up the projects section

    Yes there are members on the site. Sometimes real life gets in the way of checking in often.
    The regulars will notice your posts.

  • 01:43 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic How do you store your patterns?

    I either use a 3-ring plastic pageholder (Avery XL which can hold 5-10pg) or a large zip-top bag.
    You may find that the plastic zipped sheet set bags are good for storing several patterns after us…



28 October, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the project Pikachu Waist Cincher Corset

    You have a unique Pokemon garment ! I like the blouse print you are wearing as well.
    Cincher would also stun with a shiny solid colour garment. Fun!



27 October, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Searching for a Pattern, Please Help

    If you are in the United States, have you tried contacting the distributor GLP News in New Jersey to see if there might be a faint hope of a back issue to buy?
    Otherwise you have to resort to onli…

  • 10:16 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Knotted Holiday Shirt

    Hello, Ellen! Love your hairstyle especially the back part. I have not been keeping up with member projects so I’ve missed many things over the summer and early fall this year.
    The top and shorts …

  • 10:11 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Fur Shift Dress

    Creative sewing and I noticed a diagonal pattern on the fur. Wow-great dress!

  • 10:09 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project BOHO linen dess

    Fun style and what a great effect by combining the two fabrics!

  • 10:08 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Change thread

    Fun to see both of you in the photos! You are reminding me of Meg Zimmermann & her late Mum, Elizabeth. They both were regular contributors to Vogue Knitting articles and projects. Socks come to m…

  • 10:04 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Vote On My Next Project!

    Hope you are tending to the sewing accident outcome and are feeling better Meg!

  • 10:03 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Green With Envy: 4 Women's Sewing Patterns

    Stunning fabric on that maxi dress with the jewelled embellishment! Enjoyed this look back to 6yr 9 mo ago.

  • 10:00 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Vote On My Next Project!

    I voted for #3-that is the pattern I feel would allow you to Meg-ify the pattern the best. It’s been chilly in Ontario this week and long sleeves are needed. Unleash that floral power, Meg!

    Ooh,…

  • 09:54 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article La Dolce Vita: 10 New Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns

    Love the colour variations in the fabrics used for this collection.
    The first jacket, the tie blouse and last dress (fabrics and colours) are the immediate quick picks I can envision for Mom. Woul…

  • 09:36 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Featured Instructor: Dyanne Marte

    Another Burdastyle employee with a connection to dance! Welcome! -
    That is stunning to read of your beading a gown at 14-confidence & experience do make for opportunities to make impressive atti…



17 October, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the article September 2016 Best Seller Pattern Bundle!

    Fun to see how everyone made the pattern their own looks!
    Meg’s initial and floral embroidery has a wow factor on the sleeve-great touch!

  • 04:21 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Featured Member: Kelerabeus

    My Serbian aunt used German language Burda sewing magazines to make her clothes for many years. In fact, when Mom visited her a few years ago, I told Mom to see if aunt had a particular back issue …



3 September, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the article Wedding Dress Trends 2017

    Don’t forget that Burda has also published wedding appropriate pant suit ideas as well. There’s a stunner jacket/pant worn with a shirt that has pearls sewn to it. April 2011 issue?

    Anyone consi…

  • 07:49 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Clothing/Sewing exhibits at museums and other locations

    Recent newspaper item about a vintage fashion display on now at the Shangri-La hotel lobby in Toronto (Ontario, Canada). Consider it a treat in the week leading up to the Toronto International Film…



17 August, 2016

  • 10:08 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Studio Style: 9 Refreshed Women's Sewing Patterns

    Agree-I remember the dress but I really like the skirt fabric in particular. Hot summer and it needs that print fabric skirt.

  • 10:05 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article How to Sew a Kimono

    Just a Japanese cultural note: when the living wear kimonos, the left side of the kimono is placed over the right side before belting the kimono.
    The deceased have their kimonos worn right side ov…

  • 09:51 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Clothing/Sewing exhibits at museums and other locations

    Sewists in the Halton/Hamilton Ontario area keen on clothing sewing challenges might enjoy Burlington Public Library’s offering by a sewing studio to take apart two items of clothing to remake int…