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Elaray

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Pennsylvania UNITED STATES
Member since, 4/20/05
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Pattern Review 6/30/14 11:48 AM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 08-2007-127 Jeans
I wanted a TNT pattern for traditional Mom Jeans. After experiencing utter failure with a McCall's pattern, I returned to my old reliable Burda. Pattern Description: Traditional 5-pocket jeans. Pattern Sizing: European 44 - 52 (plus size range) Were the instructions easy to follow? What did yo... more...
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Sewing Tip 6/24/14 4:15 PM
Organizing Burda Archives
I love sewing patterns from Burda Style Magazine. I love them so much, I hate to get rid of them. I currently have magazines from 2007. Storing the past issues has become a problem. I found a solution that works for me. In my "archives", I keep only the instruction pages and the pattern sheets f... more...
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Pattern Review 5/22/14 6:34 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 05-2010-138
Pattern Description: Dress with high waist, bust pleats and sleeve pleats. Pattern Sizing: European plus range: 44 - 52 Construction The bodice front is underlined. I used self-fabric as the underlining. Because the fabric was so slippery, I used a walking foot to keep the fabric together and ... more...
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Pattern Review 5/14/14 12:23 PM
BurdaStyle Magazine - 07-2012-135
Pattern Description: Short sleeved dress with exposed darts. Pattern Sizing: European plus range – 44 - 52 What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the exposed darts Fabric Used: Linen. I love sewing linen even though it wrinkles like crazy. But what fabric makes ... more...
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Pattern Review 4/17/14 8:05 PM
Burda Plus Fashion Magazine - 02-2014-423
Pattern Description: Long sleeved shirtwaist variation with hidden front pockets and faux front placket and hidden skirt pockets. Pattern Sizing: Burda plus size range 44 -52 What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like this dress because it is was a shirtwaist variation. ... more...
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