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26 January, 2011

  • 12:01 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Beware of...sewing injuries! :D

    I feel ill after reading all these. Had no idea sewing could be such a risky business!

  • 11:39 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Patterns for gloves

    Thanks for this, I’ll have a look.
    I’ve ordered a Butterick gloves pattern from their costumes section, it has different styles of gloves through history which I’m assuming I’ll be able to adapt….

  • 11:32 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Machines for Beginners - New vs Old

    When I first took up sewing I only ever made use of the straight stitch or the zigzag. It’s only relatively recently I started learning the other stitches that the machine offered plus twin needles…

  • 09:18 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Pattern Required

    Hi there, www.sewingpatterns.com are doing a sale on Vogue patterns ($5.99) at the moment and I’m sure they have some in the dresses section like this. There is an option to download a lot of them …

  • 09:08 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Sewing my own bra -women's topic you've been warned

    Would help if i could but i have 0 experience of making underwear. I’d have thought you would need some sort of stretch in the fabric or it would feel very restricted. There’s all sorts of differen…



25 January, 2011

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic sewing Sequin Stretch trim

    Hmm, you’re gonna need to stitch along both edges of the trim then to avoid it curling up. If the thread is the same colour as the sequins I’d have thought the zigzag stitch would be fine. I’d defi…

  • 08:01 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic sewing Sequin Stretch trim

    I’d try it out on a test piece first with a narrow stretch stitch and see how much “give” it gives you. I think the triple stretch stitch or overlock stitch which are available on a lot of machines…

  • 01:53 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic 18th century dress.

    wow, loving that site you recommend. Just checked it out.
    Poor Kate, I’ve noticed she’s kept busy on this site. She always gives very helpful advice though!

  • 10:05 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Burda July 2008

    have a look at the post where someone is looking for Burda August 2009, it’s in this “sewing advice” section of discussions. Someone has posted the instructions of how you should be able to buy it …

  • 10:02 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic looking for a back issue of Burda Style 2/2009

    have a look at the post where someone is looking for Burda August 2009, it’s in this “sewing advice” section of discussions. Someone has posted the instructions of how you should be able to buy it …

  • 09:59 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic help finding back Burda issue 8/2009

    …and if you manage to buy it in German, someone could always scan and email the english instructions to you

  • 09:47 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic 18th century dress.

    If you search online for Butterick or McCalls Costume Patterns they do a nice range of historical costumes
    (eg http://www.sewessential.co.uk/Category.asp?CategoryID=1651&NumPerPage=5&page=1). I’ve…



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22 January, 2011

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    sewingfan1 commented on the project mustard coloured skirt with pleats

    Love it. Really stylish

  • 07:42 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Disappointing: Burda Magazine 02/11

    Good idea re your blouse first so you can “try it out” with less fabric first.
    The forties blouse was beautiful. Was looking at vintage patterns from the 30s and 40s on an american website but the…

  • 07:35 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Disappointing: Burda Magazine 02/11

    Did buy February’s in the end. As usual, once I started flicking through the actual mag and saw the detailing on things I’ve found a few patterns in there I love (the dress pattern 119 is really cu…



17 January, 2011

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Trying to save a vintage dress - please help!

    The link worked for me, it’s a beautiful dress.
    I think I’d be more likely to unpick the existing skirt and then attach the new one to the bodice. It might be a bit bulky and bunched up if anothe…

  • 03:51 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Burdastyle de patterns

    have a look on a translation website like worldlingo.com and see if you can find “seam allowances included” or “not included” on there and then check the instructions
    “mit Nahtgenehmigungen” is ho…

  • 03:47 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Disappointing: Burda Magazine 02/11

    Sometimes when I look at the preview I think I won’t buy that issue as the patterns look dull (must admit I thought February’s looks dull too) but then when I go and have a look at the magazine whe…



15 January, 2011

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic magazines help!

    Prima comes with a couple of patterns in it I think as my friend buys that and occasionally passes patterns on to me as she doesn’t sew. I’ve only used one of them and the instructions and pattern …



13 January, 2011

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic looking for Burda pattern 118 or 117

    I have that issue but don’t want to lose it. If no-one else is able to help and you can’t find it in the archive patterns on the site let me know and maybe I can cut it out for you and send it



12 January, 2011

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Burda Patterns

    I think there was a discussion going on about how burda style and burda magazine are related under one of the other “discussion” topics and I seem to remember seeing a pretty comprehensive answer t…

  • 02:16 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Pre-shrink

    Hi there,
    I’ve always put “dry clean” only clothes on a wool wash in the machine, or I hand wash them if really delicate and not come across problems as yet. Things don’t shrink if you dry clean th…

  • 01:55 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the article Folk Art Fashion: Make The Look

    Absolutely stunning!! Loving it!!!



16 September, 2010

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic what can i make with THIS?????

    Not sure I’d make a whole piece of clothing out of it, would maybe use a square of it as a panel within a top, say on a tshirt or something or on a dress with the rest of the item in a matching pla…



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