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Sewing Goals 2013
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Being involved in Sew Weekly the last few months has really help get my sewing mojo back! I'm inspired to make a list of goals for next year, I would love to hear some of your goals. Here's mine (it…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle L Dec 19, 2012.

Burda Style magazine patterns
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Kellie B mentioned she was afraid to try a Burda Style pattern because of the lack of seam allowances. I thought we could share some ideas and tips on our experiences with these patterns. I find the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michelle L Jan 25, 2013.

upcoming themes
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Does any one know the  themes coming after "aprons" Please let me know, the planning is as much fun as the sewing!Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sully Liz Nov 14, 2012.

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Cathy Knepp commented on Michelle L's photo
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Matchy, Matchy

"I see that style is coming back in style.  This set turned out beautiful.  I have that book as well and will be working through it in the near future.  Thanks for the inspiration."
Mar 11, 2013
Michelle L commented on Michelle L's photo
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Matchy, Matchy

"Sorry that should read "kwik sew beautiful lingere " book"
Mar 11, 2013
Michelle L replied to Lily Do's discussion Please help me !!!!!!!!!
"I just use ordinary polyester thread but use a slightly longer stitch length, tissue paper under your stitching line stops any jams from the fine fabric into the feed dog, a new sharp needle is essential,,also allow the fabric to feed naturally into…"
Mar 11, 2013
Michelle L commented on Michelle L's photo
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Matchy, Matchy

"Thank you Anne and Kathy I used Elan645 for the bra and the knickers I hacked a pattern from "kwik sew beautiful "¡ book. My copy is very old ( when all knickers were high waisted)"
Mar 11, 2013
Ann Jensen commented on Michelle L's photo
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Matchy, Matchy

"Awsome - is that Ohh Lulu's high waisted knicker you've used?"
Mar 10, 2013
Cathy Knepp commented on Michelle L's photo
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Matchy, Matchy

"wow look at that, sew wonderful"
Feb 28, 2013
Michelle L commented on Kelly B.'s photo
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Knit Tie-Neck Dress

"Hi Kelly, I can sense a theme happening here, Red car, Red print, Red mini apron!! I love the print in this fabric and you have done a great job on the fit! It can be worthwhile to visit Pattern Review. "
Feb 28, 2013
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Matchy, Matchy

Before Amy's Bra Sew-Along at "Cloth Habit" I would have thrown away these scraps' Now I have Retro underwear to match my New Look 6000!!
Feb 28, 2013
Kelly B. commented on Michelle L's photo
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New Look 6000

"The back really seems alright, Michelle, but (as is often my case) when you're the one wearing it, there are details that are noticeable to no one but yourself.   "
Feb 27, 2013
Kelly B. commented on Michelle L's photo
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New Look 6000

"Michelle, your dress looks great on you!  The fabric you used drapes very well and looks both comfortable and classy.  I have this pattern, and so far have only used the cuffs to add on my 40's blouse.  Do you think New Look 6000…"
Feb 27, 2013
Cathy Knepp commented on Michelle L's photo
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New Look 6000

"thanks for posting this looks great."
Feb 27, 2013
Michelle L replied to Kristine Fachet's discussion Pattern suggestions?
"I agree a capelete would be lovely with the right lining."
Jan 30, 2013
Michelle L replied to Michelle L's discussion Burda Style magazine patterns
"That's great that you have access to a photocopier Tracy, I have been doing them a very laborious way which can add a couple of hours to precious sewing time."
Jan 25, 2013
Tracy Davis replied to Michelle L's discussion Burda Style magazine patterns
"I work in an office and so have easy access to a photocopier. I simply refold the pattern sheet so that I can create a number of A3 copies of various sections of the sheet. I then stick them together with tape - like you do with downloadable…"
Jan 25, 2013
Michelle L replied to Michelle L's discussion Burda Style magazine patterns
"I have to spend more time in the haberdashery department ! I had never heard of a double wheel,I just googled, its a clover product and now I have to buy one! Thanks Melinda"
Jan 24, 2013
Melinda Fowler replied to Michelle L's discussion Burda Style magazine patterns
"The best tool I've seen for this is a double wheel tracing tool.  The inside wheel is stationary and the outer wheel can be adjusted for your preferred seam allowance.  When you use the colored tracing paper, run the inner wheel…"
Jan 24, 2013

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At 11:54am on November 22, 2012, Judy Lemieux said…

Thanks!

At 1:05pm on December 18, 2012, ShanniLoves said…

Thank you Michelle! Can't wait to sew along! Merry Christmas!

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