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17 October

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    Oct 17, 2011, 04.05 PMby carottesauvage

    You must be married by now! Congratulations!!!! Will we ever have a sneak peek (even blurry) at the dress :)

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      Dec 6, 2011, 08.39 PMby alisondahl

      I am! The wedding was lovely, I’ll share photos as soon as I can :)

28 May

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    May 28, 2011, 01.36 AMby PaintonLily

    Knock knock!!!! hello! I am wondering about the Krylon Matte Finish?

26 May

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    May 26, 2011, 03.31 PMby PaintonLily

    Hi, I have been writing to you about the shoe re-do.

    Why do you have a in your photo a picture of Krylon Matte finish, but no mention of it in the instructions? Thanks.

5 May

30 January

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    Jan 30, 2011, 12.52 PMby loulourosa

    Hello Alison,

    Thank you for the sugestion for the shoes, I allready have to cut all my work in smaller steps. Having a family and sewing is not allways a good combination ;-) There are allways so many things I would like to do, but I simply do not have the time,…I’m happy if I’m able to finish 2 or 3 projects every season!

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      Jan 31, 2011, 08.02 PMby alisondahl

      I understand! My sister has a little girl who is 1 year old and whenever my sister & I try to work on a project together we surely get distracted by Lulu. We also work in chunks!

4 January

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    Jan 4, 2011, 05.11 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Hi Alison, I enjoyed your 2010 recap. One tiny note on one of the photo accreditations, for the metallics (which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!): Currently reads: “Pictured from left to right: Gianfranco Ferré, Alexander McQueen (RIP), Balmain " Suggested change: “Pictured from left to right: Balmain, Gianfranco Ferré, Alexander McQueen (RIP),” Hope that helps, <3 Pash

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      Jan 11, 2011, 10.58 PMby alisondahl

      Hi there, thanks I noticed that too after the blog had been posted for a little while— all changed. Thanks!

2 January

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    Jan 2, 2011, 03.51 AMby cgm5498

    hi alison i deleted your phone number by accident again!! Could you just text me so i can save it haha.<3

8 December

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    Dec 8, 2010, 09.36 PMby marinaglory

    Thanks Alison! I miss all of you guys too and I hope everyone is doing well :)

10 November

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    Nov 10, 2010, 05.37 AMby freakusbzzz

    Hi Alison,

    I was wondering where you got your tencel fabric from (slinky stretch fabric). I had a top made from it years ago and would love to find some.


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      Dec 13, 2010, 05.06 PMby burdastyle

      Hi Hollie,
      I bought my tencel from B&J Fabrics, where you can buy various colors by-the-yard. If you search for it on the site, nothing shows up, but if you were to email them, they are very helpful. Hope you find it!

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      Dec 13, 2010, 11.31 PMby freakusbzzz

      Thanks ALison.

2 November

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    Nov 2, 2010, 08.38 PMby carottesauvage

    Oh thanks!!a last ‘joie de vivre’ level check before countdown and I may throw myself into it ! :)yes party dresses put a spring in our steps! Honestly not to mention the ‘Through the decades’ competition I am already thinking of the Burdastyle style book launch (if contributors will be invited of course), this is my party focus (forget Xmas and all that jazz!!! ;)I am thinking of a mix between Calamity Jane and Coco Chanel, see if it blends well in the cocktail shaker :) Keep well!

27 October

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    Oct 27, 2010, 07.38 AMby sabzarap

    Thank you for your mail, but I could not answer on it… I realy would like to try to make a tutorial about the crocheted bag. I will start as soon as I can and would love to be a the Project of the Week!

26 October

8 September

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    Sep 8, 2010, 12.45 PMby Lisette O

    Thanks so much for putting my plaid dress in the article. That meant a lot to me! By the way, I loved you on project runway and wish you the best of luck with all your endeavors!

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      Sep 14, 2010, 10.24 PMby alisondahl

      Hey! Thanks! I am so inspired by BurdaStyle’s sewers and designers, it’s a lot of fun. Your plaid dress was really cool too. I see inspiring stuff every day on the site.

3 August

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    Aug 3, 2010, 11.27 PMby marloncosta

    Hi! It is really cool that you have a profile here on “Burda”. I was told you went to school at Massart in MA and I just graduated from there. I was happy to know that a person as talented as you went to the same school as I did. It is also super cool that you actually answer people`s comments here. You are a gorgeous looking person and also a beautiful soul! I love your creations and I pray you have plenty of success always!!!

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      Sep 14, 2010, 10.26 PMby alisondahl

      Hi! Did you study under Sondra? I did my last 2 years at MassArt in Fashion, but also taking print-making, sculpture and jewelry courses, it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the kind words and welcome to BurdaStyle! <3

1 July

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    Jul 1, 2010, 07.11 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    Hi thanks for your help, I have a few cute sewing accesories patterns that I have made and would like to share with everyone… I was wondering how I would go about doing this. Also, can you add projects to a list somehow, eg I wanted to make that tailored jacket on the homepage and I wanted to have it in a place that I could easily find it in the furture. Speaking of the tailored jacket I appreciate your idea about the interfacing on the shoulders in place of the shoulder pads :) last but not least can I share my knitting patterns on this site or is it just a sewing site? lol

29 June

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    Jun 29, 2010, 07.54 AMby Kelsey Edwards

    Hi I am a newbie to this site and I have been looking for someone to help me work out how to use it properly. I see that you were on Project Runway and I couldn’t believe it haha. It is my FAVOURITE programme and I would love to talk to you about it. Also I thought that if you don’t mind… could you please be my mentour so I can find my feet :) Thanks Kelsey.

27 April

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    Apr 27, 2010, 11.59 AMby carottesauvage

    No I haven’t seen it, looks great. Have you seen Dream of Life? Heard it is good but haven’t seen it either. Patti Smith was reading an abridged version of her book ‘Just Kids’ on the radio last month retelling her relationship with Robert Mappelthorpe. Yeah great, looking forward to reading the blog! Oh by the way, just for info and if it is of any interest for your blogs. Don’t know about the US, but there is a big Grace Kelly’s style mediatic ‘craze’ going on at the moment in London. An exhibition of her dresses at the V&A (going on for quite a while) and a season at the National Film Theatre in June. Keep well

20 April

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    Apr 20, 2010, 11.51 AMby carottesauvage

    Hello Alison Re- the last discussion: Patti & Ann Demeeulemeester, a great style pairing indeed! A sequel of ‘Le Smocking blog’ in regard to the matter would be great! Keep well!

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      Apr 26, 2010, 07.39 PMby alisondahl

      That would be great, they are both so elusive and there’s not too much online in terms of their collaboration unless you dig deep! I am working on it. Have you seen Black, White & Gray? Very cool.

16 April

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    Apr 16, 2010, 01.04 PMby seussian

    Hi! I just discovered you and your projects (which are amazing by the way)! You were on project runway?!?!!?!?!?!?!? I just started getting into that show this season. How far did you get on the show?

    God bless =)

11 April

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    Apr 11, 2010, 10.26 AMby loyl8

    Hi alison…i was wondering i saw that you did the vintage swimsuit last year made out of old tshirts (awesome by the way)..i thought i would try this..where do i find the instructions to that. I tried the foam website, but it doesnt show the instructions..i printed the instructions off of here for the original and the pattern. great idea… hope to make and wear it on earthday this year either as a suit or a bodysuit with a skirt. thanks :)

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      Apr 26, 2010, 07.37 PMby alisondahl

      Hi there,
      I hope I am not replying too late, but I think Earth Day has come and gone, but really, it’s every day right? The instructions for the t-shirt version and the original material version are exactly the same. The fabric layout is what changed: I just placed the top gathered section on one color t-shirt, the body pattern piece on another, and the strap piece on another!
      I hope this helps you out regardless!
      x alison

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      Apr 29, 2010, 08.22 AMby loyl8

      thank you :) for replying… that is something I do go by and …just like valentines day is everyday.

19 March

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    Mar 19, 2010, 03.10 PMby bola

    Hi Alison I just wanted to ask whether you could recommend any particular good pattern drafting books or good authors. There are soooo many books out there and I just want to buy a few books which I know have a good review from someone who is actually working in the industry. Have you posted recommended books on the blog before? maybe that would be cool to do- i’m sure others would appreciate your knowledge in this as well! bxx

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      Mar 23, 2010, 02.34 PMby alisondahl

      That’s a great idea actually! I will prepare a post for this Thursday and have you to thank ;)

16 March

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    Mar 16, 2010, 08.15 PMby carottesauvage

    I imagine they would suit you very well!!! Just cut the pattern on remnants today (front cut on the bias and widdened to see how it drape)see how it goes. I see under your profile that you are ‘burdastyling’, which might suggest you have more influence on the pattern creation side of the job. Nice!

15 March

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    Mar 15, 2010, 06.01 PMby carottesauvage

    Alison, they are exactly as I imagined them :) :) Thanks for the great pattern. You guys are seers, reading many members’ minds! Really , I love the latest patterns on Burdastyle and the atemporal casual chic tangeant you are embarking on. That’s really exciting.Super! Have a great day.
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      Mar 16, 2010, 07.47 PMby alisondahl

      maybe you’ll be the first to make them! I am excited to see what can be done with this pattern and am making some for myself as well. keep making beautiful things!

10 March

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    Mar 10, 2010, 02.06 PMby mishiko

    I could buy everything in your webshop..

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      Mar 10, 2010, 07.51 PMby alisondahl

      ahhhh, thank you!

8 March

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    Mar 8, 2010, 02.18 PMby irmchen

    Hello Alison, I am thinking of posting some patterns for free download here at BurdaStyle. These patterns are made on my own, but allthough I am afraid of copyright problems, because I use the method of a special pattern school. What is legal to publish and what is forbidden? Do YOU know this???

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      Mar 10, 2010, 07.58 PMby alisondahl

      Hi Immi,
      I am going to try to find some more solid answers as I am not positive about these laws. But if you are making patterns from following instructions in a book, the final pattern is yours to do with it what you will, if there is no copyright on the patterns.
      If you are using a commercial pattern you must check the copyright date: many patterns from the 50s and earlier are no longer under copyright and are free to copy. Others allow you to make 1 garment / pattern.
      In Fashion Design, a garment or pattern must be changed 10% in order for it to not be a “duplicate” or infringe on the copyright laws. 10% is not very much and can mean just simply changing the fabric- which is why we see so many knock-offs.

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      Mar 11, 2010, 05.21 AMby irmchen

      Thank you so much for your attention!! :-)
      I don’ t want to use any commercial patterns.
      I want to publish basic-patterns which are typical vintage… and I follow the instructions in a book only with a few alterations.

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      Mar 11, 2010, 09.25 PMby alisondahl

      Then I think you are all set ;) I can’t wait to see what you come up with, please keep me informed.

2 March

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    Mar 2, 2010, 10.33 PMby crissy123

    I just looked at your site and i LOVE all of your stuff. Is all of it available for purchase? I really like one of the dresses under the dahlhouse, I think thats what it was, but I couldn’t find it to buy.

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24 February

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    Feb 24, 2010, 11.27 PMby sewobsessed

    Oh I just realized who you are!! I am a huge fan of yours! I feel honored to communicate with you. I hope that your career is going well. I am still so upset about your losing desing on PR. Paper, really are you kidding me? and to boot yours was better than several who seemed to stay on the show because they were so wierd and would add to the drama Bravo like so much! Urgggg!

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      Mar 1, 2010, 08.37 PMby alisondahl

      Hi there! Thank you so much, you’re so kind! I knew going into the show that things like that were bound to happen- I am just so grateful I made it as far as I did;) I’ve gotten many great opportunities from the show & still have my own line going strong so all is good.
      I am so happy we have BurdaStyle for resources and for bringing back the art of sewing to all.
      Take care

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.35 PMby bjorgg

    I like your design, its very beautiful and your photos so stylish! I just realized that your are Alison from project runway ;) nice job! Have a good day

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      Mar 1, 2010, 08.38 PMby alisondahl

      thanks! your avatar picture is so cute.

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2010, 02.52 PMby cgm5498

    Could you send me a text because I accidently deleted you off my contacts?

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      Mar 1, 2010, 08.38 PMby alisondahl

      Yes. xoxo

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      Mar 9, 2010, 11.01 PMby cgm5498

      thank you <3

4 February

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    Feb 4, 2010, 12.26 PMby cgm5498

    I made my first dress like thing without a pattern

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