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25 July, 2013



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29 June, 2013

  • 01:48 PM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the article Styling the Slip Dress

    The Dries Van Noten collection appears to adhere to the rule that adding a plaid shirt to an expensive silk gown equals grunge couture. In reality it equals mismatched mess. As a child of the 90…



28 May, 2013



24 May, 2013

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the pattern Retro Blouse and Pant Suit (06/2013)

    My Mum has some retro terry towels from her “glory box” circa 1975 – I’m totally thinking I should get out the scissors – the combo would be so Charlie’s Angels. Haha….



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21 February, 2013

  • 12:27 PM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Alexander McQueen Kaleidoscope Dress

    PS I’m so jelouse. You live in Italy. Rome is my favourite place in the world. Have been to Italy six times and always do some fabric shopping. I just wish Europe wasn’t a 24 hour flight away from …

  • 12:15 PM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Alexander McQueen Kaleidoscope Dress

    Just love this. It’s a winner for sure. I know how excited you must have been about your awsome fabric find. I got excited about Prada’s Fall Winter 2013 geometric prints. Last week I walked into m…



14 February, 2013

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the pattern Ruffle Dress 03/2010

    Why does Burda insist on poor instructions. There are no instructions regarding the applique e.g how much fabric? Size of circles? Number of circles.? This pattern is otherwise just a very basic sh…



21 December, 2012

  • 12:32 PM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project purple tulip skirt

    That looks so great. Better than the one in the Burdastyle pic. I was umming and arring over whether to make this skirt – thanks to your great pics I have decided to make one too. Thanks : )

  • 12:32 AM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the article Party Time: 7 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns

    Burdastyle – you have done it again! Assumed that “plus” size women like to wear ugly potato sacks. I am very disappointed with this. Why is there such a jump from the fabulous “regular” sized patt…



27 October, 2012

  • 02:28 PM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the article After Hours: 9 New Plus Size Sewing Patterns

    Firstly – how is this model plus size????

    Secondly – these patterns are mega UGLY and I wouldn’t be caught dead in any one of them. Thank gooddness for the miracle that is the web. There are so …



15 September, 2012

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Antik Batik Dress

    Hi I just love your dress. I have downloaded it from the German Burdastyle site as the US version does not have this dress. I don’t speak German so – it will prove to be interesting. Did you sew th…



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22 March, 2010

  • 01:23 AM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Lancey

    Hi, the instructions for this lovely dress are terrible. Could the burdastyle team please explain what is meant by: " For the edging, smooth out the outer (lateral) pleat of the right front skirt…



19 March, 2010

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Lancey variation

    Hi, I love this dress, but really don’t undertsand the instructions. Could you help? What is meant by "Smooth out the rest of the fabric and press into the fold lines of the pleats. Measure off a 3…



18 March, 2010

  • 01:16 AM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the article My Sewing Room

    My Sewing room is a mess, like the rest of my apartment. I don’t cook and I have a cleaning lady, so the only thing creating the mess is my sewing. Patterns strewn on the floor, coloured thread, pi…



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24 August, 2009

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Fatina

    Umm – this is just a shift dress, and not a very tailored one at that – can’t see why this would be considered a formal dress. Dissapointing : (

  • 07:02 AM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project Kristen in Black & White

    It looked great up close too – I’m a regular Tesuti customer and got a glimps of this in the flesh. Its a lovely dress, but my bust is just too big for this, and I would just buldge. I could alter …

  • 06:48 AM

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    shoesandbagsomy commented on the project MadisonAF23

    I love this. If you look close, SJP was wearing something like this in the S A C movie – towards the end of the movie at Carrie’s book reading. It was green. I have some lovely dupion green silk fo…