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thecuriouskiwi

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30 June

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    Jun 30, 2009, 07.04 PMby strawberryfreckles

    Thank you so much for the advice on buying a serger! I still have some saving up to do, but that helped alot! :)

    btw, your little baby clothes you made are adorable!!!!

16 June

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    Jun 16, 2009, 02.27 PMby annagerrbo

    thanks for the nice comment on my checked summer dress!

7 June

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    Jun 7, 2009, 12.10 AMby evette

    Thanks so much for your comment. The gathering on the bust was a correction to a mistake but it worked out well. You should give it a try, once you have the basic idea it will all work out and if it doesn’t you just change your original idea like I did :)

2 June

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    Jun 2, 2009, 11.05 AMby stacey6907

    Hiya. Yeah, I too love to have a place for everything in my bags! I like the idea of a larger Estelle bag, if I were to make it again I would definately use alot more interfacing – as you suggested on your buttercup bag – I used mine as a work bag for a couple of weeks and it has started to lose its shape a little! Love the aprons you made btw – so cute!! =)

20 May

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    May 20, 2009, 06.01 AMby jellybean

    Congratulations on your new overlocker! And thanks for keeping me updated. It was really thoughtful of you to keep me posted. I am unfortunately still overlocker-less! :-( The economic crisis has hit us quite a bit, and I’m rather busy at the moment doing lots of other things… but still wishing I was sewing and …. I’m still dreaming of an overlocker. Thanks for the tips on the Bernina. I love my Bernina sewing machine which is ancient ( my mum gave it to me when she upgraded to a newer Bernina ‘cos I loved sewing on it so much) I’ll definitely keep it in mind when the time finally comes to buy my overlocker i.e. when our business picks up again.

18 May

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    May 18, 2009, 04.09 PMby mickey10

    Thanks for the lovely comments about my coffee date dress. I thought at first the fabric might be a bit too bold but I bought it anyway (too cheap to resist!) Thankfully it looks great on.

13 May

6 May

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    May 6, 2009, 03.20 PMby sabzarap

    Thank you for your nice comment on my vest-jacket combination. I’m glad to hear, that my creation inspired you. I’m looking forward to see your creation of this jacket ;o)

5 May

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    May 5, 2009, 02.20 AMby hajnika

    Hi! Thank you so much for your nice comment! I love your tunic,looks great on you and I like that beautiful fabrics,what you used for this.

21 April

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    Apr 21, 2009, 02.19 PMby kosmika

    Hello! Thanks four your comment, i’m glad you like my creation, and thanks for your useful advice,i’ll try the jocelyn top and the other solutions. I’d prefer something sleeveless, but i want to wear a dress made by me at a wedding (31st of May) and it will be in a church. I’m not particularly religious, but i don’t want to offend anyone, and here it is at least unpolite to be in a church with bare shoulders… and i don’t want to wear too many garments. I do love your ‘pink’ silk top, you are so nice in it, your work is great :)

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    Apr 21, 2009, 01.52 PMby slingstring

    thanks for the feedback on my coffee date dress! it’s such a great forum to hear what other sewers have to say. i love the pink-trimmed top/dress you have posted! i can’t wait to venture into more garments!

15 April

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    Apr 15, 2009, 11.03 AMby beccabe

    thanks so much for the kind comments! the pattern was New Look 6557, look D. And I just cut the waist line in half and chopped 5" off the bottom of the skirt to make it fit a little better. good luck! PS-your stuff is so cute!

11 April

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    Apr 11, 2009, 10.08 AMby alice-grant

    Loved them, reminded me of things my mum made me. You should make some more and put them on ebay or take them to a craft fair or boot-sale and see how they sell. :)

6 April

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    Apr 6, 2009, 07.53 AMby sarahuk4

    thanks so much on the comment on my broiderie anglais dress for my baby girl.

30 March

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    Mar 30, 2009, 05.16 AMby susanne2011

    Hi! Thanks for your comment! My vinyl/pleather definitely didn’t smell like leather, haha! Thanks for giving me that advice though! I am a beginner in sewing so I am still a bit clueless about different materials. I also have no clue how I could wash this dress, with the vinyl bit. I will probably do it by hand…. Are you from Perth? If all goes well, I will probably move to Perth next year, because I might get a job at UWA. Are there a lot of fabric stores in Perth? I was also thinking of taking some sewing classes when I am in Perth. Quite exited about that!

25 March

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    Mar 25, 2009, 06.11 PMby patchkiki

    You are so Welcome. I started to chuckle when you reminisced about your Mom’s sewing machine. We had both types of metal clunkers singer sewing machines (the big black ones) and the overlock sergers (it was snot green in color). LOL You are so right they were so big, all metal and I remember my teeth vibrating not to mention my surroundings and loud. LOL The good old days. Love it!

23 March

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    Mar 23, 2009, 03.11 AMby jellybean

    Hi Kaitui_Kiwi, Sorry I’m not much help to you as an overlocker is still on my wishlist. I wanted to try out the 344 before buying it, but got really busy and never got around to it, and then the economy took a dive, and I’ve had to put the whole idea of aquiring on overlocker on the backburner for a bit. Good luck with your purchase, whatever you decide. If you do get an Elna, I’d love to hear what you think of it. We’ve got an Elna service centre in my local town, so that was another reason I was leaning towards the Elna as well. By the way, I love your tunic and blouse- both lovely. Gerry

15 March

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    Mar 15, 2009, 07.46 PMby bugsymalone1102

    Thanks for your comment on my how-to. I really like that tunic you made! -Bugsy

14 March

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    Mar 14, 2009, 09.06 PMby lyndi

    hi there:) i’m so glad people are downloading the free patterns i put up… i was greedy at the start and downloaded everything i could get my hands on… but it worked out well in the end!! happy sewing, lyndi*

3 March

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    Mar 3, 2009, 05.23 AMby shahidha

    Hello! Thanks for your nice comment on my creation :)

26 February

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    Feb 26, 2009, 05.43 AMby lizzie225

    hehe thank you :)

15 February

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    Feb 15, 2009, 05.04 AMby joyaumcreative

    Thank you very much for your comment on my “little girl dress nº2”. You should try one, because it is really easy and fun:). Good luck – I hope to see the result soon!

    Many Greetings from Spain JOYaum

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