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24 December

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    Dec 24, 2012, 07.09 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Deaer Elisana, best wishes to you and your family in this christmas. I hope this coming 2013 will bring many opportunities to enjoy sewing projects!!!

3 November

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    Nov 3, 2012, 06.16 PMby slj1224

    I hope this message gets to you – I haven’t been on burda for a long while- I am thinking about you and your family while we are experiencing the after effects of Hurrcane Sandy- I hope you are all safe and well.

18 June

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    Jun 18, 2012, 09.16 PMby merche

    Vintage mode?! What a coincidence, I just bought three vintage dress patterns. Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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      Jun 19, 2012, 03.10 AMby elisana

      only need to hem it and it shall be here :)
      made one little number for the girl too…

      Hope to see your vintage charmers here, too!

12 April

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    Apr 12, 2012, 06.07 PMby slj1224

    lookin good girl!!! love your blog— hope to see you this summer!!!!

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      Apr 16, 2012, 03.22 AMby elisana

      Linda – I’d love to see you! Let’s set something up.

21 December

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    Dec 21, 2011, 08.26 PMby slj1224

    Hi Elisana! hope all is well with you! I hope we can get together this summer sometime. would love to see you! Wishing you and your family a Blessed Holiday Season!!! Linda ♥

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      Dec 22, 2011, 12.47 AMby elisana

      Hi Linda, great to hear from you!
      Would love to get together!
      Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New year!

30 June

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    Jun 30, 2011, 01.35 AMby beaufabulous

    thanks for the sweet comment on my dress :)

8 April

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    Apr 8, 2011, 02.39 PMby Priscilla Folley

    Mas que beleza! Achei fofos os seus projetos!!

2 March

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    Mar 2, 2011, 04.02 AMby slj1224

    Hi Elisana- I hope this email finds you well. I’m so sorry i haven’t been in touch and I totally forgot when your due date was!! The rest of my summer was really busy and back to work in September and all church clubs started again. Have you been doing much sewing? I haven’t been doing much lately just some hemming for friends and very small projects. I am trying to organize my sewing area so that I can be more productive. oh by the way- I finally bought a dress form!- got it from Joannes.com. I do have that skirt that I made still waiting to be hemmed (lol) but now it’s on the dress form instead of thrown over my treadmill (LOL). Hope to hear from you soon and we are able to get together one day/night even just for coffee or just to meet and catch up. Have you heard from Sarah? talk to you soon. Linda

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      Mar 2, 2011, 04.39 AMby elisana

      good timing! my due date is today :) wish i had been sewing as much as i have been planning to. it’s uncomfortable at this point.
      congrats on the dress form! your talk about the skirt reminded me of a kasia i started 2 falls ago… and still needs hemming…. if we don’t ever get on the same group to sew again, we should start a new club – procrastination R us…
      let’s def get together again, but I’m thinking late spring would work best for me, as I’ll have my hands and arms full very soon.
      great to hear from you, Linda!

18 August

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    Aug 18, 2010, 02.30 AMby slj1224

    Hi, so Happy to hear from you and also congratulations!!!!!!!!! How are you feeling?? You must be so excited!! Don’t feel bad about not meeting. It’s so hard in the summer. Yes I’ve been away a lot. the Bahamas then Minneapolis. and this weekend am going to CT for a leadership retreat with my church. and my friend Chris signed us up for Kayaking !! lol. haven’t really been sewing a lot- made one skirt that’s waiting to be hemmed. but that’s about it for now. I would love to get together! Starting in Sept – I will not be free on Monday or Tuesday nights but any other night is usually good. Hope to see you soon. Take care. Linda<><

3 August

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    Aug 3, 2010, 12.52 AMby slj1224

    Hi- Hope you’re having an awesome summer and all is well.

19 July

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    Jul 19, 2010, 04.14 PMby slj1224

    hi- Are you planning on meeting tonight? If so I’m sorry to say I wont be able to make it. Just got back last night from My Missions trip to the Bahamas. have a lot of catching up to do around the house and my youngest daughter is leaving for Fl in the morning. Hope you are well. Linda<><

29 June

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    Jun 29, 2010, 09.04 PMby slj1224

    Hey- It was great fun meeting you and Sarah last night. You are both so sweet and thanks for taking the time to find the books for us and for sharing many of your tips. I checked out the websites you told us about and am going to try some of the projects. Hope to see you soon.

28 June

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    Jun 28, 2010, 04.02 AMby slj1224

    Hi- See you tomorrow night. Looking forward to meeting you! Linda

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      Jun 28, 2010, 04.20 AMby elisana

      See you tomorrow. The meeting will be upstairs, in the youth room.

19 June

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    Jun 19, 2010, 08.21 PMby sarahes

    Hi!! I’m Sarah, the one who called about coming to the sewing group at the library. I got a Singer machine on ebay (nothing fancy, but I won’t be doing anything that complicated). Let me know if there is any news/location changes/general info I need to know/whatever! Thanks so much for all your help. see you soon! Sarah

13 June

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    Jun 13, 2010, 07.27 PMby slj1224

    Hmmm – I just might be able to make it! I will definitely try. Monday nights are good for me in the summer- during the winter I run a girls group at my church. I am so glad I found this site It has inspired me to start sewing again. Everyone is so talented!!! I’ve been away from it for a long while except for some costume alterations and some bags once in a while. I will try to post some more pictures of some of my past work . I will google directions to the library. Hope to meet you too and the other 2 members! thanks- – Linda<><

12 June

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    Jun 12, 2010, 05.44 PMby slj1224

    HI- I live on Long Island and was interested in maybe joining a sewing club in the area. I just got back into sewing again and found this site. so cool. Would love some more info on your sewing club. How many members do you have already and how often do you meet or is it just an online club. ok well hope to hear from you soon.

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      Jun 13, 2010, 06.15 PMby elisana

      Great to hear from you!
      we meet whenever possible. The next meeting will be on Monday, 6/28 @7:30pm, at the Long Beach Public Library. It’ll be great if you can make it.
      We have 3 active members, myself included.
      Hope to meet you in person sometime soon.
      Enjoy the sun/clouds/rain/sun….. :)

8 May

12 February

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    Feb 12, 2010, 10.55 AMby Galadriel F

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my Cosi fan tutte dress. I love all the things you’ve made for children—won’t be long before I’m following your example.

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      Feb 12, 2010, 02.58 PMby elisana

      Making clothes for the little ones is really fun!

      Enjoy the last few weeks of having two souls inside of you :)

7 February

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    Feb 7, 2010, 02.25 AMby beaufabulous

    Thanks so much for the nice comment about my jacket :) made my day!!

21 December

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    Dec 21, 2009, 12.24 AMby jamila82

    Thanks so so much for your lovely comment – can’t wait to see your finished Kasia

23 November

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    Nov 23, 2009, 01.53 AMby oscarthegrouch108

    i thought if you gently stretched the fabric, it would give the stitch enough elasticity……hmm, i’ll have to play with it a little…… it still turned out very nice!

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      Nov 23, 2009, 02.16 AMby elisana

      it turned out great! maybe because it wasn’t cotton? she said she stretched a lot. my only experience is with cotton jersey, and when I stretched, it got all wavy, when I didn’t stretch, the seam was too tight, so the zigzag was the only answer I found. i have some stretch “something”… maybe polyester?, that I’m going use to make the wrap cardigan, so I’ll see how that works, how different it is from cotton…

17 November

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    Nov 17, 2009, 05.02 PMby rebeccaaa

    How many club memebrs are there so far? What kind of space in terms of size would we need? I can try and look into some of my contacts in Long Beach for a space sooner than mid dec. That way maybe we can talk about projects for the holidays. Let me know. Thanks, Rebecca

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      Nov 17, 2009, 11.14 PMby elisana

      I’m thinking a space that would accomodate about 10 people would do. 3 people showed interest so far, besides me and you. I haven’t advertised the club yet, so I think it would be good to leave some space in case more people are interested.
      What do you think?

16 November

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    Nov 16, 2009, 03.37 PMby rebeccaaa

    Hi Elisana, I would like to join your sewing club. I am not that great at sewing yet. I like to hand sew felt projects and have made curtains and blankets out of regular material with a sweing machine. That’s all i have done so far. I did go to a recent Burdastyle event in Brooklyn and sewed a tote bag.


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      Nov 16, 2009, 09.39 PMby elisana

      That’s great Rebecca! I’m no expert either, I learn with each project – it seems to me we have similar interests, I’ve also made curtains adn baby shoes and am about to make a few bags :)
      I’m starting to organize the club. We haven’t had any meetings yet, I’m trying to find a location, we might be able to use a room at the Long Beach Public Library, but I won’t know until mid-december. I’d like to have our first meeting before that, so I’m trying to find other options – let me know if you have suggestions.
      Look forward to meeting you in person and doing some stitching together