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27 February

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    Feb 27, 2015, 02.35 PMby Michael Peden

    Hi there I was wondering if you could help me. I’ve been searching for days and days for a manual for a brother VX-855 for my grandmother as she is not computer literate and came across an old post of yours stating you had a manual and could maybe send a copy. Could I possibly impose and ask if you still have a copy and would be able to help me? Thanks in advance Michael

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      Feb 28, 2015, 10.03 PMby sewingfan1

      Sure, i’ll scan& send it tomorrow or Monday for you

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      Mar 2, 2015, 06.28 PMby Michael Peden

      That would be fantastic my gran will be so pleased she’s been trying to figure out all the features and how to thread it properly for ages. You can email it to mpeden88@me.com.
      Thank you

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      Mar 4, 2015, 08.28 PMby sewingfan1

      Sorry, stupid ‘report as innapropriate’ signal, I hit it by accident! I’ve been struggling to find time to get the scanning done for you as work’s so busy this week but am planning to do it at the weekend. Really sorry for the delay.

6 March

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    Mar 6, 2012, 04.57 AMby smallone

    Hi just wanted to say thanks for the support/empathy and links for Burda 121 …. the not so easy wrap top!….looking forward to seeing yours posted.

    1 Reply
    • 20596winter_20fairy_large

      Mar 6, 2012, 05.38 PMby sewingfan1

      No worries. I get soooo wound up when things don’t go to plan! Hope you get yours finished soon too :-)

5 March

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    Mar 5, 2012, 05.14 PMby patti-r

    Stephanie, I sent a email to you see if you got it?? I got yours, just looked at emails, Sorry I am terrible at opening my emails, but will check them daily now.

    Regarding my Contact I have it shut off, I had a problem a few years ago with Spam, then a few months ago had to shut it off again. Couple years ago they sent me over 400 spam messages in 2 week span, few months ago I got about forty in a few days..

    Will turn it back on when the get rid of the Spam. Their are currently 2 spammers who left about 30 spams. They make me Hyper.

    Wish they had Private messages on the wall.


31 January

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    Jan 31, 2012, 04.29 PMby patti-r

    Men’s Clothing, know you can do that, I just do not like making men’s dress shirts, when I can get find a good sale for husband just not worth my time.

    Although I have advanced sewing skills, education and have been trained in many aspects (No one knows or likes it all), of sewing I even taught few classes, chose to do it as a hobby, rather than my professional career.

    Enjoy helping others, who really want to learn, some of the basics do not change. Respect others opinions even if I may not totally agree.

    You do a great job of helping others, you are so thoughtful and have given many members great advice. I am very proud of you.

    Well time to go, have a great day!!! Enjoy talking to you!!

30 January

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    Jan 30, 2012, 02.58 PMby patti-r

    Hello Stephanie,

    I agree that the camera rarely captures the beauty of velvets and fabrics with shine. Your velvets are beautiful. The link was given to us by “ichigogirl” think I spelled that right, they have some cute stuff.

    I have sewn many styles of clothing, prefer to do solids colors for myself since I am short and they get more use, have made many christening, communion, wedding, prom dresses and outfits for grandkids and nieces and nephews.

    Since last year been a little lazy, had broken kneecap and tibia, have bronchitis right now, LOL it is hell to grow old. That is why I have been online so much sharing my sewing information with others.

    Be Good, Be Well. Patti

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      Jan 31, 2012, 02.59 PMby sewingfan1

      Oh poor you. I remember my grandma used to say to me “there’s nothing nice about growing old” :-(

      Must be really frustrating to get over one illness and then get hit with another, I guess we’ve benefited on this site a lot though as it’s meant you’ve had time to answer all our pesky questions. Hope it won’t mean you deserting us once you’re fit and well again!

      You’re very good, sewing for others. I’m afraid that apart from 1 or 2 attempts, I’ve been very greedy and only made things for myself, though I have promised to make a pair of summer trousers for my partner if I can find a suitable pattern. Hopefully making clothes for men won’t be too much different from making them for women, I’m assuming the main principles will be the same.

29 January

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    Jan 29, 2012, 06.43 PMby patti-r

    Hello, I love the Blue Velvet dress you posted!!!!! This one does not have the sweetheart neckline but reminds me of the dress, # 5335 : http://leko-mail.net/mod-e.php?t=0&a=1&n=17

    Hope you have a great day!! Hugs Patti

    1 Reply
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      Jan 30, 2012, 11.51 AMby sewingfan1

      It was absolutely stunning wasn’t it? Oh to have the creativity to design things like that! I tend to just steal ideas from others :-) The velvet blouse I made was the exact same colour but I couldn’t work out how to capture it on my camera when I took pictures of it.

      There’s some gorgeous patterns on the link you gave me and you’re right, 5335 is pretty similar.

      What kind of clothes do you like making?

      Have a lovely day.

14 September

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    Sep 14, 2011, 02.43 AMby Louise Bates

    Hi thank you so much :) i shall have a look out for the pattern :) If there are a few errors, I am sure I can fix them to my liking.

11 September

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    Sep 11, 2011, 08.47 AMby Louise Bates

    Hello, I was wondering if you could please tell me the name of the one-shoulder dress pattern that you had for your project? Thanks, Louise

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      Sep 13, 2011, 09.50 AMby sewingfan1

      Hi, I’ve sent you a message re the dress pattern.

17 August