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mbuchanan1

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  • 10:20 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Sewing my own wedding dress, desperately need advice!

    Create an overlay dress with the lace then attach it to the silk slip at the neckline and armhole. you can trace the slip dress to create a pattern. remember to add seam allowances.

  • 10:11 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Grommets

    You normally install the grommet before hemming. if you already hemmed the jacket, it makes more sense to undo the hem, intall the grommets and rehem.

  • 10:02 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Girl's Wrap Dress #143

    5) Armholes: yes, you add 5/8" seam allowance to all edges, unless otherwise stated. basically you need to finish the inside of the armholes with single folded bias tape.

  • 09:52 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Girl's Wrap Dress #143

    I assume you are working on 05/2012 #143.

    1) you don’t need to “neaten” the long edge at all, as it will be trimmed off after you do the zigzag stitch along the folded edge from the right…

  • 09:10 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Need instructions for the flounce

    Instructions for 123b can be found here
    http://burdastyle.co.uk/product/long-metallic-wrap-dress-10-2011-123b/881087
    Click on the pdf logo under the “Description” tab.

  • 08:53 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Panel Dress 06/2013 #115 question

    1) yes, you stitch the waistband on top of the dress.
    2) the waistband, neckband,and armhole bands are double layers held together by Soluweb to make them thicker and give them a raised effect on …



26 November, 2018

  • 04:03 PM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the project Frayed dreams

    Great work! I like yours better than the Balmain original.



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  • 02:45 PM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the project MyChanel N°17

    Amazing! Love all your designer clones. Which burda pattern did you use?



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  • 01:24 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic anyone have hints on ironing fabric which melts easy?

    Always use a press cloth. You can buy press cloth at fabric store, but I prefer using a piece of silk organza for press cloth

  • 01:01 AM

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    mbuchanan1 commented on the forum topic Pattern size

    Those sizes are for tall sizing. Size 80 corresponds to your size 14. You’ll need to shorten the bodice if you don’t’ want the longer torso.



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