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15 June

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    Jun 15, 2011, 11.52 AMby anajan

    Hi there, thanks for the nice comment on my skirt.

17 May

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    May 17, 2011, 05.35 PMby ladykatza

    I’m a silk-a-holic. Is there a cure?

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      May 17, 2011, 07.25 PMby tanitisis

      Probably not… you could try overdose therapy, though ;).

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      May 18, 2011, 12.29 AMby ladykatza

      Hey, I like that idea! Also… I’m internet stalking you. Ok, not really. But I just realized it might seem that way.

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    May 17, 2011, 05.35 PMby ladykatza

    I’m a silk-a-holic. Is there a cure?

2 April

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    Apr 2, 2011, 02.09 AMby caramia-made

    Jeepers!!! You are having a VERY productive spring – I’m loving all the new projects you’ve been posting! If you don’t make Member of the Week very soon, I’ll…. I’ll… um…. I’ll eat my hat! :-)

14 December

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.52 PMby seemane

    Hi Tanit-Isis I’ve sent you a message through the website (it should be forwarded by them to your email address). Best wishes, Claire (aka Seemane)

6 October

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    Oct 6, 2010, 04.58 PMby carottesauvage

    Hello Tanitlsis, thanks for your kind words!

24 August

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    Aug 24, 2010, 08.26 PMby eeltjeb

    I was wondering how it ended up with your waste-band problem? Did you take the twillband out and replace it for something else? I found some advice in a magazine: take a cotton or some other steady and stiff material to use for the inner part of the waste-band. Maybe this will work better when you use stetch-denim or so???

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      Aug 24, 2010, 08.42 PMby tanitisis

      For that waistband, I just took it out (it was interfaced too, but with a fairly fragile fusible that pulled apart when stretched). It’s ok, but not perfect. I think if I had stretched the jeans fabric to match a long enough waistband, the twill-tape might have worked all right. For my next pair after that (which is my most recent to date, the dark blue capris in my studio) I used a woven cotton interfacing and stretched the jeans to match the larger, non-stretch waistband. This looks pretty funny when they’re not on but fine when I’m wearing them, but that waistband still turned out a little loose… so the hunt for the perfect waistband method continues ;). I notice on my store-bought jeans the waistbands have about 10% stretch (vs. 30% in the rest of the jean) but I haven’t taken one apart yet to see if they use some kind of interfacing or anything. A nice cotton for the inside of the waistband would be functional and pretty, too! (I’m not sure if I mentioned I use a contour waistband rather than a straight one. This is to make it gape less at the back, at least in theory, and it’s what all my store-bought jeans have). However it means that it’s half cut on the cross-grain and half on the bias, so there’s lots of stretch.

      It’s an ongoing process. Yours look like a very good start, and I look forward to seeing what you try next :)

19 August

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    Aug 19, 2010, 08.29 PMby ghainskom

    Oh, I hadn’t noticed on your blog neither on that you’re a Canadian. I’m from the East Coast though, and been gone almost a decade, which explains why I address each Canadian I come across lol

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      Aug 19, 2010, 08.35 PMby tanitisis

      Lol! I didn’t realize you were Canadian either. I loved your entry on the PR children’s contest, by the way—-congratulations!

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      Aug 19, 2010, 08.47 PMby ghainskom

      Thank you so much! I loved the jackets too, they look like a LOT of work.