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16 April, 2013

  • 08:25 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the project Vinyl Zipper Jacket

    It’s brilliant! and your photos are lovely as ever :-)

  • 08:23 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the article In The Navy: 10 New Sewing Patterns

    Ahh, viva the difference in tastes :-) I loved quite a few from this collection when I got the magazine and made a couple of them straight away. The wrap style dress in particular is so easy to mak…



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7 April, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Drape Drape 1 vs Drape Drape 2

    I bought drapedrape2 as i preferred the patterns in there from what i remember. I looked online for images from the books to see which patterns were in each. There’s a gorgeous skirt panel with a d…

  • 11:08 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Sewing Non Stretch With a Stretch Pattern.

    I certainly skip the linings quite regularly if the fabric is thick enough on its own :-)



4 April, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Sewing Non Stretch With a Stretch Pattern.

    Where isn’t it fitting properly? I don’t think I’d have added any inches to the pattern pieces as it’s not like it’s a really tight fitting dress so I’m not sure why it needed to be in stretch fabr…



3 April, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the project Life As We Know It

    Really gorgeous! Love the fabric.

  • 08:48 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Floral Fabric Search!

    Ah, nice choice! I was thinking jersey fabric may be suitable but it says the fabric needs some ‘body’ to it so prob wouldn’t be suitable. You can find cottons, sateen, wool jersey etc that has bod…



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29 March, 2013

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    sewingfan1 added the project Hit and miss
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    Another pattern I loved the look of from Burda (Dec 2010) and which I made a while back. It’s actually for petite sizes so I had a practice at lengthening a pattern which worked fine. May well make…

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  • 08:33 PM

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    sewingfan1 added the project Two attempts
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    I loved the look of this dress when I saw it in Burda (Dec 2010) and was determined to make it, but oh what fun I’ve had with it (not!!!).

    I made the dark green version first using a moleskin t…

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26 March, 2013

  • 09:14 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Draping jersey

    Here’s another site that has a massive range of jersey fabrics and their descriptions on the site are pretty accurate http://www.tissufabrics.co.uk/fabric-store/

  • 09:10 PM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic resizing tall pattern for petite

    Hmmm,maybe post this query as a separate/new one as members who might have good suggestions may well not notice it as the heading is about resizing patterns. Do you think it’s the actual fabric tha…

  • 08:57 AM

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic resizing tall pattern for petite

    I would make a “fake” bow that doesn’t untie if you’re not good at tying them yourself (although they’re pretty easy to do with a bit of practice) so you’d fold the long band into shape and then ha…



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22 March, 2013

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    sewingfan1 commented on the forum topic Doing ruching for a convertible dress

    You can just copy and paste a url into your post, that’s how I do it if I want to link to a site as I’m not savvy enough to link them properly. I think you’d need to link us to a picture at least f…