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9 November, 2015

  • 07:10 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article 2016 Changes!

    You may wish to ask GLP in New Jersey which stores in your area currently stock the German/Euro editions.



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8 October, 2015

  • 04:23 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Celtic assassin

    Wow! He better thank you each time he wears the costume—great result and so many textures!

  • 04:21 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project 1890 nurse

    Excellent costume effort! I cannot imagine nurses wearing white aprons in health settings while tending to cuts, etc.

    Terlenka-best definition I could find seems to indicate it’s a kind of polye…

  • 04:17 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Silk dress with a bow

    Very romantic print and dress! Is the fabric from Latvia?
    Family member was in Latvia last month on a trip-no souvenirs except for grocery store bag and pocket tissues from Riga.

  • 04:15 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Striped Hooded Top

    Wow, you can give the Forever 21 crowd a run for their club clothes money! Simply stunning final result and it’s both fun and practical!



28 September, 2015



26 August, 2015

  • 08:15 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Little midnight blue dress

    Your daughter really is happy with the dress and she likes the straw hat too! Fun summer project!

  • 08:13 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Batic shirt

    That’s a unique colour shading on your eyelet fabric! Stunning effect and super for summer. Great work!

    Eyelet in Canada is always one colour whether it’s white, soft yellow or some other pastel…

  • 08:11 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project One-piece scoop neck asymmetrical Top - Jacket and Shorts

    Ideal combination for summer-short sleeves and pants for hot days and the jacket to save you from the twilight mosquitoes when outside for a campfire, movie or concert!

  • 08:09 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Retro Halter Jumpsuit

    Love the floral print with your solid fabric, Meg! You’re ready for TIFF events now!



15 August, 2015

  • 05:51 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Fabric substitutions for Jersey?

    Maybe a lightweight crepe fabric? Probably not wool but a poly blend might work as the crepe will need a ballpoint needle just as a jersey knit would for sewing the pattern. Don’t know if silk cre…

  • 05:48 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Dart elimination

    Many sewists have the challenge of altering bust area for fit as they are not B-cups. It’s good to read of other sewists’ solutions.
    I do recommend Nancy Zieman’s Pattern Fitting with Confidence …

  • 05:46 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic New Sewing Maching

    Janome Gem Trim & Stitch is a good all-purpose machine with a light serging feature. You can buy a quilting foot for regular piecing. Just avoid the limited edition one (with red letter/panel) beca…

  • 05:40 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Thread keeps tangling in bobbin holder and jamming proj

    I get the same outcome as Gracie has posted if I use the console cabinet sewing machine-the changing the needle advice is good! Also, ensure you are using recently purchased thread (or it’s less th…

  • 05:28 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article 6 Reasons Your Sewing Machine Is Having Tension Issues

    Those drop-in bobbin cases-need to be cleaned often-either between projects or as your fabric yields lots of lint. Don’t use those tiny stiff black plastic bristle brushes that seem standard with m…

  • 05:25 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Grey Gallery: 6 Plus Size Women's Sewing Patterns

    I like the blue tone in the gray fabrics used. The tank fabric looks so rich!

  • 05:24 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Disclose the Secret of Perfectly Fitting Your Clothes

    Also had a long-sleeve poly cotton shirt show wear on the upper back-but the back was one piece. Solution-craft a back yoke piece out of one long sleeve and use the other sleeve to make two short s…