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3/9/10 9:55 A

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Looks like the same pattern I made from denim. Very pretty.



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CHOUETTE11 Posts: 69
2/26/10 6:36 A

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Patterns without seam allowances are easier to alter.
As I'm so tall that's an important point but if you're just adding some length it is not important, if there are seam allowances included or not.
That's more important, if you want to make the garment narrower or wider. I struggel with that, as I have heavy arms, anyway I prefer patterns with seam allowances included.

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2/25/10 9:04 P

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Wow I guess I'm not an expert either.. Hi ebeth long time no hear. emoticon to all

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2/25/10 1:24 P

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Very interesting!! I've read about patterns without seam allowances and in Threads magazine, they say this is preferred by all the 'expert' designers.

Oh well, consider me a non-expert!



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CHOUETTE11 Posts: 69
2/25/10 1:08 A

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I consider the American Patterns to be nicer and more special (first of all vogue). And they fit much better.
If you buy a German pattern in Germany its without seam allowance, thats the thing I like most about american patterns (and thats why I also buy Burda patterns in the USA!)

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2/24/10 11:24 P

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Hey Marianne! WElcome from Winterville, North Carolina, USA!!

My husband is from the Munich area and still has a cousin and his family there...we talk all the time via email.

Burda was always thought to be a better-than-what-we have pattern...never sewn much less owned one, but always thought I'd like to try one. Interesting that you say ours are nicer.

Soo glad you are with us!!!

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Ebeth



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2/23/10 7:56 P

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Hi and welcome from Corunna, Michigan. The coat is beautiful. I sew anything I get in my mind to do. I just finished a bath robe and an organizer that goes on the end of a baby bed for my new granddaughter that will be here in April. I am also working on a quilt for Relay for Life. Well it was great meeting you hope to hear about more of your sewing projects.

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PADDYCAKE3 Posts: 274
2/23/10 6:51 P

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Welcome from Marquette, Michigan, USA Right now I'm not sewing anything. I'm putting my sewing room back together after painting three of the walls. Will do the last wall after I get my fabrics onto new shelving that I acquired. I mostly do quilts and home decorating projects--curtains and slip covers mostly.

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2/23/10 11:55 A

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Here's something I'm currently sewing:
a spring coat after a burda pattern:

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CHOUETTE11 Posts: 69
2/23/10 4:41 A

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Hi,
My name is Marianne and I'm from Augsburg, Germany.
I'm a law student. I've always been addicted to crafting, but 2 years ago I bought a sewing machine. Since than sewing is my favorite hobby (beside knitting). I love sewing my own clothes. As I'm very tall (6'2", 187cm) normal clothes don't fit me.
I love sewing elegante clothes like blouses, jackets, dresses and skirts/pants. I always use American Patterns (BMV, Simplicity), I consider them more beautiful than Burda.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

Nice to meet you!

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