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Where are you from and/or where do you live?
“I am from Indonesia, an archipelago country in Southeast Asia. It lies along the equator making the weather warmer, we only have sunny and rainy days. But the city I live is in the highland area, so is not really hot. I work as accountant from Monday to Friday and become a self seamstress in the week end. I wish I can enter into design school someday to improve my sewing skill, because I’m still a beginner.”

How did you start sewing?
“I took a sewing class in junior high school, since that time I have been enjoying this activity pretty much. My first project was a hand sewn blouse, not really perfect but at least it was wearable. For me, sewing is not just a hobby, it keeps me happy when I am getting too stuck with my job.”

“The floral bubble dress is my favorite. I feel so relax and comfortable wearing something loose. The fabric also beautiful and I think it’s a match with the design.”

Describe your personal style in 5 words or less!
“Simple and classic”

My Gray Spot Mini Dress

Where do you go to get inspired?
“Magazines, movie, internet, music, people on the street, everything…. even a paper doll could inspire me. But it comes mostly from the internet and magazines. I pick some pictures I love and collect it in my personal style gallery.”



What time of year do you find yourself most creative?
“I have more free time in the middle of the year, I use that moment to explore my imagination extensively. I enjoy drawing too, so when the idea comes, I make the sketch of what I’ve thinking and then put it in the form of new sewing projects.”

What’s your sewing experience like?
“I can’t sewing during the work days, my sewing time is only on Saturday and Sunday. If I don’t have another activity to do, I use both precious days just to sew… sew… and sew…”

“My bedroom is my sewing space. I put the machine behind the bed, so when I get tired to sew, I just go straight to bed. I work with old sewing machine which is my mom’s, glad it still works pretty well.”

What is your dream sewing project?
“Making garments with an advanced technique.”

Checked Tank Dress

How long have you been a member of BurdaStyle?
“I have been a member on this site since 2009 and constantly uploading new things to the site and the community. I’m always very happy to read any comment or opinion about my creation. What I really like about the site is the open source community idea. It’s so inspiring to see everyone’s creations! Nearly every day I check the new creations.”

White Striped Blouse with Flower Applique

What is the most frustrating thing about sewing for you? What is the most rewarding?
“I get frustrating when sewing a pants, they never fit me well. The last time I tried to make pants was 2 years ago. Lately I recycled some unsuccessful pants into a bags.

I feel very pleased when people love my creations."

Brown Floral n Checked Blouse, 2nd Version

Check out dian 1024’s Top Ten Favorite Member Projects!


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    Apr 23, 2011, 06.45 AMby evamarie

    You’re crazy talented, Dian. I started following your blog and am always inspired by your fabric choices and techniques and creations. Keep it up!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 10.52 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    lovely work!

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    Apr 22, 2011, 10.52 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    lovely work!

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    Apr 21, 2011, 01.21 PMby fashionfreek

    I love your creations on thip page. A great read. Thanks for sharing!

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    Apr 21, 2011, 01.32 AMby jeskagrue

    Your way more than beginning level – your work is amazing! You’ll make a really good design someday.

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    Apr 21, 2011, 01.14 AMby lizajane09

    Your brown floral blouse in the last photo is awesome. I love the horizontal stripe of gingham in the middle. Congrats on being featured member!

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