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24 November, 2014

  • 07:17 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Trouble Fitting

    Patterns often add a LOT of ease, burda ones especially I’ve found. Have you tried checking your actual body measurements against the cut out pattern pieces to see how they match up?
    Dress forms …



21 November, 2014



19 November, 2014

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Setting in sleeves always ends up in "puffed sleeves"

    I’ve read a post once where you pin and sew the sleeve in place BEFORE doing the side seams and sleeve seam of the garment so you can adjust it to fit the armhole edge exactly. The you sew the side…

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic How to price Custom Made Pieces

    katexxxx posted this a while back:

    We look at the project and count the working days (working a seven hour day on the project: this INCLUDES pattern drafting, fittings, making the toile – every…



17 November, 2014

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Oversized Cardigan 10/2014 #102

    They seem to make sense to me when I read them, but I had to do it slowly and keep pausing to make sure I was understanding which are the “cross wise seams” etc. It might make more sense once you’v…



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9 July, 2014

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Walking in a medieval style dress

    ah yes, muslins, the bane of my life. The one thing I often intend to do and told myself 100% I would do with my wedding dress and very naughtily yet again haven’t done :-0 but for all that it is t…



1 July, 2014

  • 05:02 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Walking in a medieval style dress

    lol, i’d better hurry up and get it finished so i have plenty of practice time i guess!

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Walking in a medieval style dress

    Yikes!! I had a feeling it was going to be complicated. Was hoping maybe it was just a case of needing horsehair or something stiff in the hem :-(
    Maybe I’ll just gather the front so it stops abov…



28 February, 2014

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Do you sew all your own clothes and why?

    Hi. I also rarely buy any clothes now – mainly because, as my sewing skills improve I can make most things quite quickly and I’ve made so many I don’t have enough wardrobe space.

    I do buy bathing…



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27 January, 2014

  • 12:14 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the project Gray draped shirt

    It looks great. Agree with you about the contrast detailing, it really makes it special.



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30 December, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic seeking 08/2009 Burda magazine

    Do you know which number pattern it is or can you post a link to a picture of it as there are quite a few coats in that edition



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19 December, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Necktie Blouse 07/2012 #117 - no keyhole?

    I don’t think it needs a key hole from reading the instructions (if I’m understanding what a keyhole is when it comes to sewing ). The gathered look to the neckline is ‘fake’ in that it’s gathered …



17 December, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Necktie Blouse 07/2012 #117 - no keyhole?

    I regularly find that Burda patterns leave a hell of a lot of ‘ease’ in their patterns. Some turn out to be 2 sizes too big for me so I’ve started checking my measurements against the pattern piece…