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7 August, 2016



29 July, 2016

  • 10:54 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article The Making of This Double Gauze Dress

    Like the final outcome to the gauze dress, Meg! It likely will dry quickly from a handwashing if you are at the beach and need the dress again for a patio or party later in the day when you get hom…

  • 10:50 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Sew Along: Men's Shirt Sewing Pattern Part 4

    I like your checking a readymade shirt for verification of the buttonhole side!
    This year I found an interesting men’s shirt at a local rummage sale and to make the shirt for me, I flipped around …



20 July, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the article Caribbean Dream: 8 Sewing Patterns

    Added incentive to search summer accessory sales for silk scarves to use for the patterns. The original scarves used in the collection are so wonderful detailed and colourful!

  • 08:59 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Vote on My next Mash Up Pattern

    Voted for #4 for the dress because you might have to attend a wedding in a church and bare shoulders might be frowned upon. Mashup challenge-make the sleeves detachable so you can remove them as yo…



3 July, 2016



25 June, 2016



18 June, 2016

  • 07:46 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic help I bought the 1920 dress pattern

    If you are not tall but are aregular size, would the step be to fold in the lengths to diminish the lengths of each piece? Not sure why you’d want to enlarge any piece unless you have a plus sized …

  • 07:35 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Smart Looks for Men: 4 Men's Sewing Patterns

    Yes to all three styles! Tropical print shirts can be hard to find just right in the stores but now sewists can make the just right shirts.

  • 07:33 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Sgt. Pepper: 6 New Women's Sewing Patterns

    Funnily enough I loved reading the book version of the movie of the same title. Think the collection suits some of the fabric prints out on the market this year. Would love to use florals for all p…



17 April, 2016



8 April, 2016



7 April, 2016



3 March, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic how to buy fabric used in Burda Magazine.

    Check the colour photo pages showing the styles-the fabrics in BurdaStyle are from different suppliers. When you find the names, turn to the back of the magazine (inside cover) and see what contact…



27 February, 2016



13 February, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the article Palm Springs: 3 New Sewing Patterns for Men

    Really am excited by the fabric colours and prints shown for the mens’ jackets. Love the palm print fabric in particular-sibling needs some zest in his casual dressy wardrobe.



3 February, 2016



16 January, 2016

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    purplefan commented on the article Utility Shoot: 12 Updated Patterns

    The brown fabric in the trousers is more the tone of brown I will aim for when making safari styled items. The other beiges/tans/olive tones are not for me.
    To make the pieces more interesting, a …

  • 05:11 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Through the Lens: 13 New Plus Size Patterns

    The two tunic variations appeal to me and I’d have to shorten them if I made them for my mother.
    I also like the crossover front dress with pockets!

    Since I just obtained the Jan. 2016 BurdaS…



12 January, 2016