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In our final installment of the Variation Designer series, meet Yana Gorbulsky (aka supayana) from Montreal. Yana, who describes herself as vintage, girly, and casual, created a variation project based on our Blouse Pattern.

Yana, a self-taught seamstress, sews in a 3,200-square-foot studio with two designers, a photographer, and a seller of vintage goods. For her variation design, she changed up the look by eliminating the princess seams on the blouse. The end result was a flattering sweetheart neckline with a little color blocking mixed in. “I wanted the blouse to have a slightly vintage feel,” says Yana.

Regarding the fashion scene in Montreal, here’s what Yana had to report: “This city is rich in cheap vintage, so lots of people here wear amazing vintage clothing. Also, this city has a lot of artists, so people have very individual and eclectic style, which I love.” And Yana, we love your style, too!


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    Aug 19, 2015, 04.13 AMby Stella Osbern

    I am so thankful to you. I have been looking for some good sewing books which I could gift my mother as her birthday is coming next month. Since she had developed a special interest in sewing lately, I think she is going to love this book.

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    Nov 11, 2012, 05.31 PMby inemella

    Its beautiful.perfect combination

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    Mar 23, 2012, 02.14 PMby Nathadale

    I like the dress. It is beautiful.

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    Mar 21, 2012, 01.33 AMby nouvellegamine

    this is so pretty. i love the almost lingerie feel to the blouse :)

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