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kelepso

Long time...busy few months...hope to be back soon :-)

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28 July

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    Jul 28, 2013, 02.46 PMby aakmensah

    You have some fantastic projects on here! How long have you been designing/creating, If you don’t mind me asking? :)

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      Sep 3, 2014, 10.57 PMby kelepso

      I’ve been seriously sewing for approximately 2010???

12 May

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    May 12, 2012, 04.29 PMby orchiddream

    Thanks for the favorite, Kelepso!

7 February

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    Feb 7, 2012, 08.09 PMby kathi1902

    thank you for your comments!! It makes me happy to see you like my designs. have a nice day!!

12 January

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    Jan 12, 2012, 03.07 PMby martinK

    Hallo guy, success with the suit! Just finished the patterns for a waistcoat and a jacket with a lot of help from my teacher. Greatings from Rotterdam Martin

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      Jan 12, 2012, 03.39 PMby kelepso

      Thank you! I’ll be using a store bought pattern for the jacket and my own pattern for the pants. Can’t wait to see your project. Greeting from Miami, Fl US

11 January

17 December

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    Dec 17, 2011, 12.55 PMby kerriann

    Man kelepso your good . Big hug

2 September

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    Sep 2, 2011, 07.01 PMby cantare

    Lookin goooooood kelepso! How do you feel the response is for your new line? The blog looks great, I’m a follower :)

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      Sep 3, 2011, 06.28 PMby kelepso

      Thanks! I was wondering who my new follower was. The response has been great. I’ve made 3 sales on Etsy, since I opened my shop at the end of July. And the clients are buying the high end tanks rather than the economical ones. So that’s great. Wish me luck!

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      Sep 12, 2011, 06.55 PMby cantare

      You don’t need luck, Kelepso. You have your biz plan in order and are open to learning and being flexible to the market, I can tell. You’re delivering what your niche needs and THAT is valuable as a biz owner! So…best wishes for fun!

17 July

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    Jul 17, 2011, 01.20 PMby oonaballoona

    i just wanted to say a huge congratulations on getting to the semi finals! i know that it’s bittersweet, but wow.

    i think it’s fantastic you’re going to focus on menswear. there just isn’t enough of it out there— and who knows, next year, if you decide to tromp in with your menswear line, that could really be the ticket. they NEED that; and why not just translate what you’d make for a man onto a woman’s form? i would wear your bernina comp jacket as a belted mini dress in a hot minute!

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      Jul 17, 2011, 04.16 PMby kelepso

      Thank you Oona! Sweet and kind words. I’m definitely going to translate my men’s aesthetic to women’s wear. I believe PR should do a season of men’s wear only or at least incorporate it in more. Unfortunately, when I went to the audition, they only allow you to bring (1) men’s wear garment :-) Many thanks again!!!

7 July

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    Jul 7, 2011, 06.44 AMby urbandon

    Thinking of you today-kinda missing you on the scene here.

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      Jul 10, 2011, 06.38 PMby kelepso

      Coincidently, I was just getting ready to post a pic of a garment I just completed for my sister.

      The reason I’ve been quite is because I’m working on a business plan to launch a men’s clothing line on Etsy. I’ve decided to focus on men’s wear exclusively. So unfortunately, I haven’t been doing much sewing; just lots of thinking and planning. I want to make sure my plan is concise before I just post photos and sell.

      Thanks for thinking of me. Hope all is well.

2 June

8 May

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    May 8, 2011, 05.20 PMby aakmensah

    Hello again :) I just wanted to ask what you thought about Kate’s wedding dress.I thought it was stunning the lace just bought the dress to life ,How do you think it compared with your design?

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      May 8, 2011, 09.35 PMby kelepso

      I thought Kate looked beautiful. Nonetheless, I think the dress was very “safe”. I just wish she wore something a little different. Regardless, it was classic and very “princess-like”.

3 May

8 April

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.29 AMby freakusbzzz

    its a magnetic guide you place on your scissors . You dont have to trace around patterns/blocks to add the seam allowance, it keeps the scissors the required distance away from the pattern edge you can see it on my site. www.seamallowanceguide.com

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      Apr 8, 2011, 04.36 AMby kelepso

      I saw and read the information on your website. It looks really cool. I just sent you a message. Please check your inbox. It will have my mailing address. Thanks again.

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    Apr 8, 2011, 04.04 AMby freakusbzzz

    Hi Kelepso,

    I have a new sewing gadget ready for release on April 18. Would you like me to send you one? www.seamallowanceguide.com No charge.. just blab to your friends if you love it.

    Hollie

    Love the green stem/flower dress.

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      Apr 8, 2011, 04.14 AMby kelepso

      Sure thing. What type of gadget is it? I’ll “message” you my mailing address. Thanks!

3 April

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    Apr 3, 2011, 05.53 PMby cantare

    Hello! I checked out your video, looks good! I especially like the short white dress with the dark coat…mmm!! My kind of outfit. Your fit and construction are very good! I can see an improvement from your first projects. I think the judges are more impressed with improvement than, “Look at how good I was from the beginning, so I’ll have no competition.” Your women’s wear is sexy and flattering. I find too many female designs accentuate the less flattering to the body: Skirts that are just too short, strapless dresses that are clingy not fitted, using cheap material, and etc—and of course I fall to these faults too often and am breaking away! So, thank you for being tasteful. Best of luck for PR my friend!!

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      Apr 4, 2011, 07.40 AMby kelepso

      Thanks cantare! I’ll be posting the pics on BS soon.

30 March

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    Mar 30, 2011, 01.34 PMby ladykatza

    So for auditioning for project runway, is that a ‘good luck’ or a ‘break a leg’ kind of thing?

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      Mar 30, 2011, 02.20 PMby kelepso

      I’d prefer the “Good Luck” rather than the “broken leg” :-)

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      Mar 30, 2011, 05.11 PMby ladykatza

      Then I wish you the best of luck!

27 March

25 March

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    Mar 25, 2011, 04.33 PMby aakmensah

    I can’t believe she wants you to make a new garment out of it! I know what you mean, unpicking stitches takes patience to a whole new level! I once made a bag and i was so exited about finishing it that i sewed it up with the wright sides facing out . I was really angry with myself i think i begun unpicking but frustration got the better of me and i gave up. It’s funny how one persons nightmare is another persons dream,For example my mum finds detangling masses of mixed wool fun and therapeutic while that’s a form of torture for me.My point-One of your family members may secretly enjoy unpicking sticks as strange as it may seem :)

24 March

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    Mar 24, 2011, 05.28 PMby aakmensah

    Grandmas dress The fabric is stunning,I’m not a big fan of blue but this is just beautiful! I have some kente cloth at home it’s more orange/yellow/green but I can’t decide what to make with it yet. I was just wondering does the dress have a kick pleat? I bet your grandma thought it was just right My grandma had an African dress in a similar style to your grandmas but it was in russet red/burnt orange color,i think it had a wrap that she wore with it ,not dissimilar to one of your designs i admire your efforts to keep going with it even when it didn’t fit quite right Inspiring!

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      Mar 25, 2011, 12.06 AMby kelepso

      Hey Aakmensah, There is no kick pleat, just a small split. After all the hard work I put into the dress, even after the adjustments, my grandma does NOT like it. She wants me to take the bodice apart and create a different garment. I am disappointed and I’m not in the mood of taking the dress apart. Once I complete a garment, I’m finished. I don’t like going back and forth.

27 February

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    Feb 27, 2011, 02.25 PMby aakmensah

    I read your previous status about your grandma’s african outfit sounds interesting ,did it turn out as planned?

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      Feb 27, 2011, 08.59 PMby kelepso

      Initially no, because it was to tight around the waist. So I had to put in extra strip of fabric below the sleeves to extend the waist line. I wanted to take a photo of her today after church, but time will not permit. I will just post the pictures of the garment lying on the bed. Thanks for asking!

12 February

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    Feb 12, 2011, 04.43 PMby aakmensah

    I agree, she will look gorgeous! The royal designers have done a great job dressing her so far so i’m sure she will look amazing seen as though it’s estimated that £50 million will be spent on the wedding.Anyway i better stop jibbering on and i’d just like to say i saw the obi-cut-nobi belt and it is just stunning i especially like the choice of beads i think it really brings out the logos symmetric design.

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      Feb 12, 2011, 05.28 PMby kelepso

      Wow! 50 million pounds? That’s a lot of money. Didn’t realize they were spending so much, even though there was talking about being conservative during economic difficulties. Lol! Thanks for the comment re: the belt.

7 February

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    Feb 7, 2011, 09.08 PMby aakmensah

    I didn’t get a chance to comment on your design for kate’s wedding dress but it was so clever how you incorporated big ben into the design.The dress is being created in Buckingham palace at the moment but they are keeping the designer secret,many designers have made predictions on what the dress will look like,people say she will be wearing a laced long sleeve “safe” dress.I’ll be watching to see if the dress looks as good as your design. Whatever the dress looks like it is sure to become a new trend in bridle wear for years to come.

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      Feb 8, 2011, 04.55 AMby kelepso

      Thank you Aakmensah. I am so looking forward to the wedding. I know it’s going to be a “Royal Affair”. I just love the pagentry & the pomp and circumstance. Whatever she wears, I’m quite sure she will look gorgeous. :-)

30 January

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    Jan 30, 2011, 06.01 PMby Samo Marko

    men u are amazing… i’m begin work on my clothes tommorow, first time… Wish me luck… u are great :)

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      Jan 30, 2011, 08.01 PMby kelepso

      Thank you Samo! Sewing is awesome and you’ll get the hang of it as long as you continue practicing. I’m sure you will do fine. Have a great time and GOOD LUCK! If you ever need any advice, just shoot me an email and I’ll see how I may assist you.

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      Jan 30, 2011, 09.57 PMby Samo Marko

      ooo thnak u… i am totaly obssesed with sarouel men pants…totaly… if u have some suggestion , tell me…thank u so much :P

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      Feb 1, 2011, 02.30 PMby kelepso

      I made my harem (sarouel) pants without a pattern. Simply measure your waist, then determine how many pleats you’d like to add at the front (and back). Based on the number and width of pleats, multiple the width of the pleats X 2; Then multiple that number X’s the number of pleats. I’d also suggest you use elastic in the waistband. I didn’t, but I would next time. I hope this helps. Good luck!

29 January

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    Jan 29, 2011, 11.29 PMby sewella

    Just visited your blog and must say that obi belt in cut work is simply fabulous! I am making something employing cutwork and I hope it turns OK! Before I lose myself chattering away – THANK you on the lovely comment you left on my carnation necklace!!!

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      Jan 30, 2011, 12.02 AMby kelepso

      Thank you for the compliment. The cutwork experimentation was a lot of fun. I’d love to see your project after you’re done. BTW – I saved your carnation tutorial to my studio. I am going to attempt to make it one day. Thanks for the tutorial.

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      Jan 30, 2011, 08.34 AMby sewella

      Oh, great! Love to hear that!
      It’s not a big deal – just like making a pom-pom but using your hand instead!

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    Jan 29, 2011, 01.16 PMby Ami Taf

    I’ve had just one pulled out and it was one of the worst experience I’ve ever been through. I hope your’e feeling better, :)

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      Jan 29, 2011, 04.09 PMby kelepso

      Hi Ami Taf, I am recuperating very well. The pain killers and antibiotics are doing their job very well. I haven’t felt any discomfort since the surgery. Fortunately, I was sedated during the surgery, so I don’t remember anything at all.

28 January

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    Jan 28, 2011, 06.49 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    Hope you feel good and not less wisdom….

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      Jan 28, 2011, 08.28 PMby kelepso

      Thank you, you’re sweet

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    Jan 28, 2011, 04.47 PMby ladykatza

    Hope the surgery went well. I remember it not being much fun!

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      Jan 28, 2011, 08.28 PMby kelepso

      Thank you LadyKatza, The surgery went well. The medicine made me nausea, but I’m doing much better now.

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      Jan 30, 2011, 01.06 AMby ladykatza

      I was going to say You’re Welcome and suggest peppermint tea! But somehow I hit the “inappropriate” button instead cause I thought it was the reply button. :( I should probably get more sleep.

      I like your cut work, btw. That was very good for a first try, better than mine!

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      Jan 30, 2011, 01.24 AMby kelepso

      Thanks for the tip re: the peppermint tea. Is your cutwork project posted in your BS studio? I’d like to see it.

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      Jan 30, 2011, 02.03 AMby ladykatza

      No, the cut-work was done on a scrap and it was so bad I threw it away! I do really like yours though. Maybe I’ll try again soon and share. ;)

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      Jan 30, 2011, 02.55 AMby kelepso

      Oh, ok! Because I went searching for it on your blog!

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      Jan 30, 2011, 12.44 PMby ladykatza

      Oh, this was before my blog! Sorry, but thanks for looking.

27 January

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    Jan 27, 2011, 08.11 PMby oonaballoona

    GET THE LAUGHING GAS.

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      Jan 28, 2011, 01.43 AMby kelepso

      I did along with IV sedation…it put me to sleep for nearly 6 hours (at home)

25 January

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    Jan 25, 2011, 12.00 AMby oonaballoona

    YAAAY kelepso! i’m so excited to hear if you love the new machine in your studio… and see what you make from it :)

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      Jan 25, 2011, 05.46 PMby kelepso

      I absolutely love it. It’s a beauty and I’m so blessed and fortunate to have won it. I just experimented with cutwork, but I can’t wait to put it to full use. It’s so pretty and very quiet too. Thanks for asking :-)

3 January

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    Jan 3, 2011, 08.27 AMby Ami Taf

    Would love to see the results of your fabric painting. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do… among the other million of things I’ve been wanting to do, lol… Pictures please, when you’re done and a bunch of ‘how to’s’ too if you don’t mind sharing. Thanks, :)

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      Jan 3, 2011, 02.16 PMby kelepso

      I will certainly post pics once I’m finish. I am making a handbag to complement my first dress for the Project Runway Challenge. I can’t wait for the photo shoot.

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