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7 November

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    Nov 7, 2012, 07.34 AMby schnui

    What did you make to wear to the Melbourne Cup Melanie??? I am sure you made something stunning!! I laughed when I read you are on a fabric diet. Good luck; it hasn’t worked once for me. I went up to Hong Kong last week and bought heaps of fabric. I really and truly tested the ability of a Qantas 747 (or whatever it was) to get off the ground with my fabric laden suitcases. I guess I am now suffering fabric gluttony.

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      Nov 12, 2012, 04.50 AMby poppykettle

      hahahahah so pleased to hear your trip was a fabric glut. I’m a big believer that for destination fabric shopping, the fabric diet can be completely eased up on! My fabric diet is going well… so far! I’ve been good :)
      Melbourne Cup Dress coming up really soon on here… but I did manage to blog it just the other day ;)

9 March

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    Mar 9, 2012, 05.58 AMby ladykatza

    Fabric diet? HAHAHAHA. I keep telling myself that too.

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      Mar 9, 2012, 10.10 PMby poppykettle

      I’m trying Lady K…

8 February

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    Feb 8, 2012, 11.44 AMby ladykatza

    I hadn’t noticed the rating system, that’s cool!

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      Feb 8, 2012, 11.44 AMby ladykatza

      As in, it being gone.

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      Feb 9, 2012, 02.08 AMby poppykettle

      one small step for Burdastyle… one giant leap to stop people from being nasty. I like it.

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    Feb 8, 2012, 05.22 AMby schnui

    Hi Melanie, My beautiful Marfy pattern arrived today and I was wondering if you could tell me if the pattern includes seam allowance?? I bought the largest size 46, but I am not sure if I need to add more, other than seam allowance. I loved the way you finished your hem, so I am planning to do that for my top. Many thanks, Marjorie (aka Schnui)

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      Feb 9, 2012, 02.07 AMby poppykettle

      Hi Majorie!
      How exciting! Which one did you get? No, none of the Marfy patterns include a seam allowance, so you’ll need to add one.
      Can’t wait to see!

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      Feb 9, 2012, 03.13 AMby schnui

      Thanks Melanie. I bought the same pattern that you did for your beautiful green silk top. I may try a more complicated pattern later but without the instructions I would be reluctant. I would have to choose a pattern that I am sure I could figure out myself. Even after 40 years of sewing, I am still not 100% confident.
      I too am glad to see the rating system go and agree it will partially stop people from being nasty.

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      Feb 10, 2012, 01.38 AMby poppykettle

      Oh how exciting! I made the 46 as well. Feel free to email me (it’s listed on my blog) if you need any help. But otherwise – have fun!

4 February

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    Feb 4, 2012, 09.13 PMby joost52

    Fitting pants is really really hard. Let me know if you discover the secret, cause I haven’t found it yet ;)

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      Feb 6, 2012, 01.53 AMby poppykettle

      I’ll say! But you seem to have done fairly well so far :)

17 October

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    Oct 17, 2011, 03.31 AMby irmchen

    Hi poopykettle, I just had a look at your projects. Wow! I am surprised about your Lady Grey coat: so much work!!! It is amazing what your have done! And I absolutely adore your vintage shift dress: Really, really beautiful! Keep on your good work! :-)

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      Nov 21, 2011, 03.20 AMby poppykettle

      aw, thankyou so much! I’m so going to make your lucretia wrap top – it’s gorgeous :)