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30 October, 2015



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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

  • 05:03 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project A Vintage Couturier dress designed by Fabiani

    Splendid fabric and story too! Fun to meet your bird pet too!

  • 04:51 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Green Sophistication: 10 New Patterns

    Fall-must think of trench coats for the transition to wet and colder weather!
    I like that sheath dress-potential to use more than one colour in the garment. The dress would spice up a pair of tigh…

  • 04:47 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Fabric Shopping: My 5 Tips

    I do wander in a store (agree, best on your own) but usually when I’m there for a project purchase, at the very least, I get two spools of thread to go with the fabric, so something can be sewn (us…



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 (Plus Size): 6 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…

  • 05:21 PM

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

    Great class theme for those who have given up on some favourite apparel.

    I’ve just gone through two alterations on the side seams of dressy casual pants purchased at an outlet store-perfect fabr…



8 August, 2015

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Help With Pattern Sizing :)

    You can try getting Nancy Zieman’s Pattern Fitting with Confidence book to make a bust adjustment. She advocates buying a top to fit the shoulders and adjusting a bust as required. Otherwise, one w…



7 August, 2015

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic French BurdaStyle website launch

    Have you tried to comment on the site’s Facebook page? It seems to be the main way of reaching out to the French team. I don’t know why the new French site does not have a forum.
    The old site did …



20 July, 2015



11 July, 2015

  • 06:08 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Mirror-like reflective material??

    What about lame, since that shiny metallic surface on polyester can be like a mirror? Since holes do show up in that fabric after the first sewing seam, one needs to test seams on a scrap to ensure…



30 June, 2015

  • 05:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Help With Pattern Sizing :)

    Burda patterns are known to be better fitting in that armholes on tops tend to be higher than on North American patterns or on pants, having closer fitting rises (not as baggy as on North American …



16 June, 2015

  • 11:00 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project 1930s blouse

    The pinstripe fabric really shows off the style details! The top looks like a cross of a suit jacket and blouse.