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11 May, 2017



3 May, 2017

  • 01:02 AM

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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

  • 10:14 PM

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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

  • 03:36 AM

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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…

  • 03:33 AM

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    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…

  • 03:28 AM

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    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

  • 04:20 AM

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    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 …

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    purplefan favorited the project A-Line Dress with a Twist :)
  • 03:52 AM

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    purplefan favorited the project Welcome to the jungle...
  • 03:51 AM

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    purplefan favorited the project Mila & Minu outfit
  • 03:50 AM

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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…

  • 12:59 AM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Bodice Drafting Questions

    I like your suggestion for the bodice issue.

  • 12:58 AM

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    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 …

  • 12:54 AM

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    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…

  • 12:35 AM

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    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…

  • 12:26 AM

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    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!

  • 12:20 AM

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    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!

  • 12:18 AM

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    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…

  • 12:15 AM

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    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.

  • 12:12 AM

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    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

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    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

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    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…