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1. Where are you from and/or where do you live?

I was born and grew up in Thailand. I’ve lived in the USA since 1998.

2. What was the 1st thing you made? How did you start sewing?

Like other girls, my first sewing project was doll clothes.

I was lucky to have my mom and her sister teaching me to sew. They both went to fashion school. My aunt had a tailor shop too so I get to use some cool tools such as fabric covered button and belt makers! But all my doll clothes were hand sewn because, I was not allowed to use the sewing machine.

3. What role does sewing play in your life?

Sewing was on and off in my life, when I don’t sew, I make soaps!

To get the long story short, I used to sew and make soaps professionally for little while but now it’s mainly for fun and to save money. I no longer buy clothes and soaps.

4. What is your favorite and what is your least favorite thing about sewing?

My favorite thing is sewing of course. My least favorite thing is the finishing

touch details such as making buttonholes, sewing buttons and hemming.

5. If you could make something for anyone, who would it be and what

would you make?

I enjoy making kids clothes too especially for my 4 yr.old son.

Family and friends around me get handmade clothes for gifts even they didn’t request them.

6. What are you looking for on our site? What do you think should be

improved and what do you really like?

Burdastyle is an amazing site, I can’t even describe

how much I enjoy using the free downloadable patterns and see other creations from around the world, so inspired! For the improvement part, I can’t think of any…it’s very good as is.

7. What is your motto?

Fine feathers make fine birds. The tailor makes the man.

JJ has done so much on the site! See her many creations and profile here, but also be sure to see the blouse she designed that was chosen in our first design competition, and the Leg-of-mutton Top Pattern she designed and uploaded herself!


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    Mar 17, 2008, 04.25 AMby lilo

    Congratulations with being featured! It should have happened a looong time ago, you are very active and contribute to the site a lot! Keep up the good work ;) (as for myself I’m getting lazy lately, i’m not so crazy about taking those pics and so on; i still enjoy to see what other people are doing)

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    Mar 11, 2008, 01.22 AMby aleb

    I was wondering why you were not in the featured members yet, and there you are! Thanks for your contributions and inspiration, and thanks for helping me with the dress pattern!!

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    Mar 10, 2008, 06.18 PMby jj1

    Hey thank you ladies! It works other way around too, I got inspiration from your crations and try to come up with the new ones. Right now I’m working very slowly on ale.b’s Pollini dress, she had done her part on making a downloadable pattern and hopefully I would come up with a how to base on her wonderful pattern so if you’re not her size then you can be beautiful like her too.

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    Mar 10, 2008, 03.12 PMby olar

    Hi JJ, it is great to see you as featured member. I just checked your creations again: how could I miss this beautiful purple coat that you posted not so long ago!! It is wonderful. Thanks for contributing to this site with your loads of talent!!

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    Mar 10, 2008, 07.26 AMby sewlikecarolyn

    I love the patterns that JJ has contributed also! Every fabric I buy I always think “That would make a great JJ blouse” It is a pattern that I will use over and over again! Thanks so much for your contributions to Burdastyle JJ, you’re an inspiration!

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    Mar 10, 2008, 06.57 AMby dairyheir66

    I love the patterns that JJ has contributed to the site. She is so knowledgable and provides wonderful ideas and inspiration. Love ya JJ!

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