22 December, 2015
purplefan commented on the forum topic Looking for Burda air of elegance dress pattern 124a
I did a search on the German site with the pattern model and month/year of issue. No result came up with August 2014 but some dresses from other years did.
11 December, 2015
purplefan commented on the article Pantone Color(s) of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity
The August 2014 collection photographed in Athens would work in either of the two 2016 colours as well. Also some past December issues of evening dress patterns could be made up in the colours.
16 November, 2015
purplefan commented on the forum topic "trace the hem facings as separate pattern pieces"
What issue (month/year) did the girl’s jacket come from?
purplefan commented on the forum topic Lack of instruction
Meg from BurdaStyle used the hooded cowl dress pattern to make a top out of it. You can see her result here:
purplefan commented on the forum topic Lack of instruction
The difference between A & B styles of model #120 is that the cowl on dress B is made in a second colour fabric, di…
9 November, 2015
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.
30 October, 2015
purplefan commented on the forum topic right fabric to use?
The Burdastyle pattern for a flapper dress mentions beaded chiffon- but chiffon probably requires patience to handle and it snags easily.
purplefan commented on the article Canal Walks: 10 New Plus Size Patterns
It’s great to see floral prints used in a couple of the pieces. The rich red tones also are visually interesting.
That peacock blue shirt fabric looks wonderful!
purplefan commented on the article Sew Spooky Halloween Contest: Congratulations Qsogirl!
Love the patterned fabric used in your entry! Amazing.
purplefan commented on the article DIY Halloween Costume: Meg Reveals her "The Dress" Costume!
Glad I found the finished project-definitely fun and can be worn with other pieces throughout fall too!
I learned about two years ago that metallic thread requires metallic sewing needles. I used …
purplefan commented on the article Black and White: 10 New Patterns
The open shawl jacket seems to fit the warm and wonderful category (in solid or print fabrics). Don’t know how women cannot have warm arms otherwise given the fluctuations in room/store temperature…
17 October, 2015
purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up: Vote on my Next Project!
I voted for dress in option 1. I know you can put your own spin on the style, Meg!
8 October, 2015
purplefan commented on the project Celtic assassin
Wow! He better thank you each time he wears the costume—great result and so many textures!
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…
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.
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
purplefan commented on the project A Vintage Couturier dress designed by Fabiani
Splendid fabric and story too! Fun to meet your bird pet too!
purplefan commented on the article Green Sophistication: 10 New Women's Sewing 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…
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
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!
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…
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!
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
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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!
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…