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30 September, 2018

  • 08:31 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Burda x Craftours Italy Trip 2018

    Must admit I feel sorry for the embroidery workers having to work in rooms without natural light or windows-the work areas look like workshops in one’s basement. Such exquisite work that they create.

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    purplefan commented on the article Burda x Craftours Italy Trip 2018

    Wow-super happy to see the 2018 tour images from this year’s visit to Italy! THANK YOU, MEG! -
    I took a look at the 2019 tour information for England-the Liberty of London shopping or the V&A Mu…

  • 08:26 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article DIY Bow Hair Clip

    This project reminds me of the foldable metal hairbands that were encased in grosgrain ribbons or velour fabric and sold at exhibitions or consumer shows in the 1990s! Yes I had a blue and white po…

  • 08:19 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 09/2018: Reveal (Influencer Takeover!)

    Great Toronto backdrops in your photos. Love the effort you made to match the ribbing to your fun fabric print!

  • 08:18 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article DIY Small Silk Scarf

    Thanks for the DIY! Have some silk or silky fabric pieces too small for garments but they are too beautiful to toss out.

  • 08:15 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article BurdaStyle Magazine 10/2018 Lookbook!

    Blouse #121 is very similar to a version published in February 1998’s Burda World of Fashion that I made once! Rather surprised to see a new version of that style! Will be fun.

    Love #104 shirtdr…



19 August, 2018

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    purplefan commented on the article Back to School Backpack & Pencil Case

    I like the small projects that BurdaStyle posts because they can be used to help kids learn to sew something they can use and also help sewists use up any fabic stash leftover fabrics!

    Very chee…

  • 06:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Hand sewing buttons in a straight line

    Usually when I mark buttonholes with a disappearing ink marker, I also tend to mark the button placements in the upper part of the buttonhole on the button placket so when I get to sewing on the bu…



5 August, 2018

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    purplefan commented on the article Rug to Beach Bag Upcycle!

    I like the project idea! Would work on a fun terry (but not velour) beach towel with a colourful print. Plus the towel bag could be used as a seat when wearing wet swimwear!

  • 01:16 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 07/2018: Reveal

    Perfect garment for the Italy trip, Meg! Love the crazy tan lines comment-you know how the sunshine works!



15 June, 2018

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    purplefan commented on the project Lace Dress with a Twist of Lemon

    I like that the border of your fabric mimics a scalloped hemline without the work of making that hemline! Very refreshing colour combination-fun for patio nights and summer drinks!

  • 11:57 PM

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    purplefan commented on the project Spring green, part 2

    Very much admire your fabric print-it seems to suggest a retro decade but in colours other than grey, black and white. Congratulations on a stunning project outcome! You will enjoy it forever.

  • 11:56 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Can I use cotton instead of silk?

    Dupioni is somewhat stiffer than cotton and brocade is a thick fabric with heavy body. The cotton you choose would have to to have some firmness and body to substitute for your recommended fabrics …

  • 11:51 PM

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Fashion, Clothing Sewing Exhibits

    In Canada:

    Cambridge, Ontario has a Fashion History Museum! Had to discover it in a tourism booklet for Summer 2018:
    https://www.fashionhistorymuseum.com/

    The Textile Museum in Toronto, Onta…



23 April, 2018

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    purplefan commented on the article Denver Fashion Week Recap

    I enjoy reading posts indicating what trends or designs or looks caught your eye! Also it is fun to learn what things in fashion are happening outside of the usual major capital cities.



9 April, 2018

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 03/2018: Reveal!

    Why not attend the Creativ Festival this weekend in Mississauga and set to stunning the attendees with the amazing outfit? Truly a WOW ensemble, Meg!

  • 06:50 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article BurdaStyle Magazine 04/2018 Lookbook!

    I’ve purchased the magazine a little over a week ago for the safari-styled dress (but I’d seek a different colour and add sleeves for me and Mom in our versions) and a jacket (plus the asymmetrical…



21 February, 2018

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Back issues of Burda Style magazine

    Hello, mprairie! As you are Canadian, you can check to see if the Canadian distributor (German Canadian News-sells English, German, French copies plus Burda Plus and Burda Easy and sometimes specia…



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13 November, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Fashion Sweatshirt!

    The top is perfect for the Square One Swarovski Christmas tree unveiling this Wednesday night, Meg! Ring in that bling.

  • 06:01 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Italy Fashion Tour Recap: Day 7, 8, & 9

    It’s been fascinating seen details of architecture, styles and colours from the tour! I agree with your Vintage Dress mention-yes, it definitely aligns with the sculpted dresses seen on the statue…



6 November, 2017



31 October, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Oh So Sweet: 7 NEW Baby Sewing Patterns

    Love the green fabrics and that Liberty floral print is so sweet! Wish I had a little girl to deck out in gear. Want that coat fabric for ME!

  • 11:38 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Italy Fashion Tour Recap: Day 1 & 2

    Gorgeous tour photos and splendid descriptive posts, Meg! Just stunning-I had no idea Milan was that artistic with its public art (I knew about the city being Italy’s financial capital from reading…



26 October, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 10/2017: Reveal

    Happy travels, Meg and do take some of your Burda clothing on vacation too! Looking forward to your trip recap later.

    Love the embroidery designs on your pants project!



4 September, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Meg's Magazine Mash Up 08/2017: Part 2

    Snaps and add whichever one you need at the neckline. When the weather’s not windy, your coat will be fine open but even on breezy days, you may love that you can snap the coat at least at the bust…



14 August, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the article Scandinavian Schoolhouse: 6 NEW Kid's Sewing Patterns

    Really enjoy the fall colours used for the wardrobe-pleasant change from pink/purples and apple reds!

  • 05:05 PM

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    purplefan commented on the article Dress in a Day

    Wow-fabulous fabric and finished dress, Meg!

    Just a suggestion if the wedding is in a church-pack a coordinating long sleeve shrug or jacket to wear over the dress. This way, you don’t get glar…



31 July, 2017

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    purplefan commented on the forum topic Burda Kids 9430

    There usually is not a video of Burda’s patterns. The only exception may be if a Burda Style magazine pattern is shown in an issue preview video by the German parent company. Envelope patterns are …