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5 August

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    Aug 5, 2010, 03.48 PMby kezi

    Just wanted to say thanks for your lovely comment on my dress, possibly made my day! As for my date…didnt realise he had his eyes closed, so should probably have found a better one but oh well! would loved to have found myself a young don draper but i guess il just have to keep searching :) thanks, Kezi

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    Aug 5, 2010, 03.48 PMby kezi

    Just wanted to say thanks for your lovely comment on my dress, possibly made my day! As for my date…didnt realise he had his eyes closed, so should probably have found a better one but oh well! would loved to have found myself a young don draper but i guess il just have to keep searching :) thanks, Kezi

25 June

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    Jun 25, 2010, 10.21 AMby aoifemcm

    I just tried to reply to something you said in the comments section for the braided neckline tank, but marked your comment as inappropriate instead.. sorry!

    I was going to say that you could reduced the facings way down to a few inches at the neckline. I ended up doing this cos the top was too tight on my bust

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      Jul 28, 2010, 12.42 PMby barbaraagatha

      Thank you! No hassle about the “innapropriate” tag, it happens all the time :)

17 February

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    Feb 17, 2010, 11.24 PMby paunnet

    Yeee! Un’altra italiana su Burdastyle! Mi esalto quando ne vedo una! ^^

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      Feb 18, 2010, 11.33 AMby barbaraagatha

      Eh sì! Da due anni quasi!

21 January

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    Jan 21, 2010, 09.13 AMby bttn

    Thanks for your comment on my baby’s bag. I like your projects and I wait for the updates to see!

17 December

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    Dec 17, 2009, 04.37 PMby elainemay

    hi barbara.agatha! i saw your message about the silk top— i would say it probably depends how wide your silk is. often silk is only 35" wide, rather than 45" or 60" like other fabrics. I’d say cut out your pattern and lay it on the fabric to be sure, and don’t forget you’ll need a long continuous strip (at least 30") to do the ruffle. good luck!

16 December

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    Dec 16, 2009, 07.22 AMby juebejue

    wow! do you have a bionic arm? i hope it functions well soon! on the other hand (no pun intended), bionic arm sounds like something out of the science friction.

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      Dec 16, 2009, 10.51 AMby barbaraagatha

      Hahahaha: not exactly “bionic”. I had an accident on my bike and they had to put 3 pins on my hand. That’s all :)
      Unfortunately, no bionic sci-fi hand for me :(

6 December

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    Dec 6, 2009, 08.53 PMby ncn6

    Hey barbara.agatha… thanks for writing back, and no hard feelings from me about the matter. I think that in an ideal world a size just should be a size, too! It just makes me sad to see people feeling left out because they don’t fit the size range offered here, because I know what that can feel like. But, maybe your comment will help bring some of that stuff out so that something can be done about it. Anyway, best wishes and happy sewing…

3 December

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    Dec 3, 2009, 10.33 PMby ncn6

    Hi barbara.agatha… I wanted to send you a message, but I can’t figure out how! So I thought I would leave a message on your wall about why I commented on your post today, because I think in general your posts are really funny and sweet, and that you probably didn’t mean to upset anyone. But, your post did upset me, because it suggested to me that “normal” sizes just are the way that they are, and people shouldn’t be upset or complain about it. I wrote back because I think that we should be supportive of people’s requests for bigger size ranges (even when we don’t ourselves need them) and that we should recognize that the plus label does stigmatize people, and that’s why it’s so much more of an emotional issue to grade a pattern two sizes up than two sizes down. I think that the fashion industry is so critical of women’s bodies that we need to do everything we can to make it a more accepting place. It may be true that pattern sizes are more out of whack with normal women’s bodies in North America than Italy (I don’t know enough about Italy to say), but pointing that out doesn’t help the women who just want to find patterns that fit them.

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2009, 06.12 PMby oonaballoona

    thanks for your comments! they are really appreciated. i replied on the belt project, but wanted to shout out on your wall. hope you are sewing!

1 December

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    Dec 1, 2009, 09.34 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Hi Barbara, I’m glad you checked out my Stella Jacket and that my comments proved useful to you. I think you could easliy do what you suggest with this pattern, although I find it easy to visualise having already made the jacket once :) The construction is relatively simple (excluding my gripes regarding markings) I think you could use the inner front facing to work out your front band (to replace the pleated piece) and the rest of the jacket remains unchanged. I think if I were you I would make a mock up out of cheap calico or muislin of the piece you want to alter. This was only my second jacket ever and I’ve had a browse through your studio, you’ve made some great items, very cute, I think you could give this a go. If you decide to please feel free to bug me for advice :)

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      Dec 2, 2009, 02.26 PMby barbaraagatha

      Thank you! I am going to figure this one out and get back to you. I have some work piled up, and I was thinking of the jacket for next spring… I’ll keep you updated!

15 November

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    Nov 15, 2009, 10.02 PMby emlj

    Hi :-) Thanks for your comment on my peacock skirt, you should definitely use your blue material! Maybe you could wear it with a rich plum/purple colour that seems to be in the magazine recently, think they call it ‘winter luxe’ with really rich colours together :-)

8 November

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    Nov 8, 2009, 08.15 PMby ajtak7171

    Hi! Oh, that’s no problem, I am just so glad you didn’t take it the wrong way – I seriously worried… Now that I know, it’s totally fine! Happy sewing! :-)

4 November

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    Nov 4, 2009, 06.27 PMby ajtak7171

    Hi again! I recently wrote to you about that pretty wool dress we both made – I sure hope you didn’t misunderstand me, because I just saw that my answer was marked as inappropriate??? Uhm – I made a joke, I was basically saying I hope my dress doesn’t look bad next to yours, since we both used the same pattern… I just wanted to let you know, in case you interpreted it differently… Wishing you well for your hand!

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      Nov 8, 2009, 08.09 PMby barbaraagatha

      I wrote to you! I was so sorry, but I mistook the “mark as inappropriate” as “reply”! So sorry, but it can’t be undone :( Hope it’s ok!
      I’ll post the pics soon :)

6 October

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    Oct 6, 2009, 03.29 PMby damianadesigns

    Thanks for the super sweet comment on my scarf dress! It was a pretty intense project for such a short amount of time, but it was worth it :). I’m SO sorry about your hand!! That sucks! Hope it heals super fast!

23 June

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    Jun 23, 2009, 08.41 PMby lizepape

    Thanks for your comments on my creations!! haha yeah Joy is unfairly pretty. About the plaid skirt – it was a very large shirt to begin with a think like a XXXL – I can see how smaller ones would end up too narrow. And yeah, some of the other skirts are fairly tight fitting and wouldn’t be very flattering on some people (including myself haha I wish I was as blessed as my friends!) but some people can pull it off, and I say lucky them. And I love your creations! I wish I could find some good gray fabric like yours, I like your skirts!

8 June

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    Jun 8, 2009, 07.08 AMby kquade

    hey, noticed your status and wanted to quote my mother and say “quit putting yourself down!” haha. good luck with those skills :)

22 May

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    May 22, 2009, 10.51 AMby allie31991

    haha thanks! is there anything specific you had trouble with with the sloper? I may have some advice…

11 February

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    Feb 11, 2009, 02.54 PMby Daniel Parker

    haha thanks! cute stuff on your profile too love the flower

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2009, 02.12 PMby ichigogirl

    Thank you :-)! It wasn’t THAT much work, and anyway, it’ll be SO worth it if anyone uploads picture of their version, would be fun! Fingers crossed. I SO like your purple dress, please post your wool-one ;-). (Italian lightweigt wool is like my favourite fabric, sooo luxurious!).

6 February

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    Feb 6, 2009, 12.58 PMby elainemay

    haha— barbara.agatha, your creations look beautiful! you don’t have poor skills! maybe beginner skills, but not poor ones. everything you’ve done so far looks great! i finished making and prototyping the size 34 coffee date dress pattern and this weekend i hope to grade it up through 38 or 40 so you should be able to make it soon. It’s really very simple design and will give you a chance to practice some important basics that you’ll use over and over in future garments, like putting a facing into a sleeveless dress. by the way, i love your purple silk dress! it’s stunning and you’re lucky to have a mom who makes stuff for you. i made the same one in brown plaid- i haven’t posted it yet, but i probably will soon- i really love that pattern.

5 February

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    Feb 5, 2009, 03.17 PMby redrose12

    The Atonement-esque dress was actually for an actress who was HYPER-CURVY she was something like a 35/29/41, so most thirties fashions looked horrible…. Anyways as long you’ve got a small waist the dress’ll look fantastic, turns out it’s actually incredibly flattering for small busts (I’m actually a tiny 5’2) and the column of fabric makes your hips look small and legs look long. So…go for it!

3 February

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    Feb 3, 2009, 12.09 PMby elainemay

    Hi again, barbara.agatha! Thanks for writing on my wall- I had forgotten all about that leopard coat! I’ll see if I can find more pictures of it :) Glad you like it! And good luck with your pitch— I hope you get it no matter what you wear!!!

2 February

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    Feb 2, 2009, 11.21 PMby cowlina

    Hi, thanks very nicely said. My mum loved it. Hope to see more from u soon! :) Karolina

31 January

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    Jan 31, 2009, 10.16 AMby kamelia

    Hey Barbara… Thanks for the nice comment on my skirt!! Hope to see something new from you soon….

29 January

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    Jan 29, 2009, 07.22 PMby olyaboieru

    Hey there! I really like your black dress. It is like the perfect “little black dress” for every woman!! Very sexy! Good luck with dress and skirt. I am sure they will be very nice. Hope to see them in the list of your creations!

27 January

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    Jan 27, 2009, 08.15 PMby ichigogirl

    Haha, you did… another Saree? I’m contemplating buying some kimono-material… maybe that’s the way to go though, once you’ve cut in the replacement you might get brave enough to cut in the real thing ;-)…

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    Jan 27, 2009, 12.40 PMby elainemay

    Hi Barbara.Agatha! Thanks for the compliment on my Coffee Date Dress- I’ve uploaded the pattern and will be making a multi-sized one soon, so I hope you will someday wear it to a client meeting :)

25 January

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    Jan 25, 2009, 06.17 PMby ichigogirl

    Thak you for the compliment, I’m glad to hear I inspired you :-)! Looking forward to seeing the results if you do decide to cut up any of your sari’s. The good thing about them is the amount of fabric, if the first creation fails you can always make another one ;-). I kind of have the same “problem”, I lived in Japan for a while, and bougt a number of kimono. I love love love them but I never ever wear them… would get more use out of them if I used the material but I simply can’t touch them… yet… Anyway, good luck!

21 January

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    Jan 21, 2009, 01.20 AMby allie31991

    Thanks for the wonderful comment on my dress! as for replicating it I would say just test out the jj sloper with some scrap fabric to make sure you have the fit down well before you use your actual fabric, otherwise the dress is really easy, the skirt is simply a rectangle gathered at the top!

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