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mlakin

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12 September, 2013

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    mlakin commented on the project China Rose Dress

    Thank you! I’m really happy with the way it turned out, and it feels lovely to wear!



10 September, 2013

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    mlakin added the project China Rose Dress
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    So, my sister went to China, I asked her to bring me back some silk, and here it is!

    This was my first experience of sewing with silk, it wasn’t quite as difficult as I was expecting. I used a…

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29 August, 2013

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    mlakin commented on the project 1940s summer day suit

    That’s amazing, and the fit is absolutely perfect.

  • 07:47 AM

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    mlakin commented on the project Circle skirt inspired by Senebo

    Ooh, that is gorgeous! Love your hem, that must have taken some patience!

  • 07:41 AM

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    mlakin commented on the project Curtains Suit

    Thank you all for your kind comments. I’d love to see some more projects made of curtains, silk ones would be especially nice! I’ve been a member on BurdaStyle for quite a long time, but have never…



26 August, 2013

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    mlakin commented on the project Fausse sage...

    Love it! I have had this pattern for a long time, I think now I will actually use it to make a dress.

  • 06:59 PM

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    mlakin added the project Curtains Suit
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    So, I was the only person in my office the other day wearing a suit made of old curtains.

    A while ago, I made new living room curtains as the old ones were shabby and stained in places. However…

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27 January, 2012

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    mlakin commented on the forum topic Curtain fabric: dry clean before sewing?

    Thank you for this! Given that there is so much fabric to steam, I think I might just have to pay! It’s a good technique for many clothes though. Perhaps if I dry clean the curtain fabric, I can ma…



8 July, 2011

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    mlakin commented on the article Summer Style vs. Summer Comfort

    Yes, summer in London has not been very promising so far, so my concession to summer wear in the office is to wear one less cardigan than usual! What I find lamentable about summer dressing in the …



7 July, 2011

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    mlakin commented on the project 1950's wrap dress

    That’s stunning. I’d love to make this dress, but think I’d find the bias edgings too fiddly…



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9 June, 2011

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    mlakin commented on the forum topic Casual Wedding Dress Ideas?

    Hi Jessica
    You might want to look at New Look patterns. I have made 6910 which is a basic shift dress with either a straight or a more flared skirt, and that worked out well for me. You could easi…



6 June, 2011

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    mlakin commented on the project Upcycled Grown-Up Shirt

    Love it – I will give this ago next time I have some old shirts from my husband



1 June, 2011



26 May, 2011

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    mlakin commented on the forum topic Sewing for hot weather

    Thanks. Yes, I’ve been thinking just a couple of simple gathered skirts in nice cotton would do the trick. I also downloaded the Port Elizabeth top from this site. I think making that in nice light…

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    mlakin commented on the project Scallop Duvet Dress

    I bought this pattern a while ago, and now you’ve really inspired me to try it out. At the moment I’m making pyjamas out of an old duvet cover, you’re right, loads of fabric and it cost me £1.99. I…



4 May, 2011

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    mlakin commented on the forum topic Puckered Polyester Problem!

    Thanks to you both. Pressing did help, and as it’s the lining, you’re right that it doesn’t matter too much, but it’s nice to know where you’re going wrong in case of problems in future. My instinc…