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11 January, 2016

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic burda plus 133ab dresses intructions help

    Ah yes, the bias binding instructions. Must admit I’ve often just made my own way up doing them sometimes. Does the photo of the finished garment help in any way? (Eg can you tell from that if it s…



10 January, 2016

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Altered couture project

    Very pretty

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Do you think there's a market for dressmaking kits?

    Have you investigated whether the kits sell well in UK or not? I can imagine they could work for some people if they’re just starting out so there could be a market for it. I know some people get t…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic burda plus 133ab dresses intructions help

    Have you used Burda patterns before (just so I can get an idea as to whether it’s something weird going on with the particular instructions you’re trying to follow or if it’s Burda terminology that…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Having problem with sleeves

    Aww, photo hasn’t worked, you may have to load it as a ‘project’ and then post link to it. Have you kept the fabric smooth for the underarm area (no gathers)? Does it need some gathering at the upp…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the article Member Model Challenge: Holiday Dress from Sloper Winners!

    Oh I just love what you’ve both done with the pattern, great alterations! It’s one of the really exciting things about dressmaking for me, how a simple plain outline on paper can be taken to make a…



1 January, 2016

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Stuck on pattern step. Please help!

    Step 2, the white fabric is interfacing. It is a fabric that you can either sew in place or iron on (fusable) and comes in different weights depending on how stiff or flexible you want/need your fa…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Stuck on pattern step. Please help!

    The triangles look like the marks to match up the pieces. I’ve not used wimsey patterns before but other ones usually just put the triangle on the outside of the line and you cut your fabric out wi…



31 December, 2015



13 July, 2015

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Project idea for 1 yd of gold Charmeuse

    I think a top would definitely look better than a skirt with it. Maybe a vest top with a draped (waterfall) neckline either on the front or the back. Or, if you’re still thinking it’s gaudy, I’d us…



31 May, 2015



21 March, 2015

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic More a styling issue: How to find coordinates patterns?

    If you look through the patterns on this website they are usually pictured as complete outfits which could help youor the blogs they do on here often have suggestions for complete ‘looks’

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic what to make?

    That is gorgeous! Sure you won’t have any problems finding something beautiful to make with it. It would work wonderfully for a dress like the one Emily Blunt wears in the Adjustment Bureau when sh…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Lace wedding dress

    Beautiful style. I think the way to have the scalloped lace edge is to have a scalloped length of lace that is a couple of inches wide or more and to hand sew it to the dress once you’ve made it. (…



12 March, 2015

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Which size line on the pattern is which?

    On the page that your link takes me too it says the pattern is from size 36 to size 44 so basically the innermost line (smallest size) would be 36 and then each line working outwards goes up a size…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic how to find waistline

    Usually the pattern pieces have a little horizontal marking on them for the waist. As it’s giving you specifics though (ie 126cm from the bottom etc) then I would mark it there on the ungathered pa…



4 March, 2015

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    sewingfan1 posted a message on sewingfan1's wall

    Sorry, stupid ‘report as innapropriate’ signal, I hit it by accident! I’ve been struggling to find time to get the scanning done for you as work’s so busy this week but am planning to do it at the …



28 February, 2015



22 February, 2015

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    sewingfan1 favorited the project Color Blocking & Zipper³
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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Adding Side Panels

    Where is it tight? All over or just over the hips? If it was all over, i would open up the side seams (including the sleeves) and the centre back seam, measure myself against the dress to see how m…



1 February, 2015

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    sewingfan1 commented on the project Cap sleeve crop top

    Very pretty

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Clear elastic

    What’s the reason for the elastic? Is it stretch fabric & the elastic is as a stabiliser so they keep their shape? If so, you could use thin strips of the fabric if it’s a non fraying sort, or the …

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic where can I find the finished garment measurements?

    Nope, i’ve never seen finished garment measurements on a burda pattern and the amount of ease can vary greatly. Best to measure your pattern pieces and match them to your body size



30 January, 2015

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Help understanding a pattern

    Glad you sorted it :-)

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    sewingfan1 commented on the pattern Diagonal Panel Pants 02/2015

    That’s for ‘tall’ sizes. There’s a separate chart for that. 72 is equivalent to size 36, 76=38 etc. The difference between size categories is based on height only (standard size=height 5ft 6ins, ta…

  • 07:41 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the pattern Diagonal Panel Pants 02/2015

    That’s for ‘tall’ sizes. There’s a separate chart for that. 72 is equivalent to size 36, 76=38 etc. The difference between size categories is based on height only (standard size=height 5ft 6ins, ta…