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27 March

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    Mar 27, 2010, 10.16 AMby littlemissny

    Your things are amazing!!! <3 Love them! keep on sewing!!! :D

25 March

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    Mar 25, 2010, 04.46 AMby caramia-made

    Hiya! Congratulations on being a featured member – I love your work it’s amazing!

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      Mar 25, 2010, 05.08 PMby wzrdreams

      Thank you so much! :)

4 March

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    Mar 4, 2010, 06.11 PMby ichigogirl

    For what it’s worth, I really think you deserve (if that can be deserved since it’s probably like a lottery with all active members now!) to be a featured member… I just had a look through old discussions, stumbled on the one about that and though I know you weren’t fishing for it at all I just wanted to say it. You make some great stuff, and would be an inspiration to other members…!

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.04 PMby wzrdreams

      Thank you so much! I wasn’t fishing, although I admit, I have wondered why I’m not worthy! :P Surprise, I’ve been emailed! I just need to get a reply together.

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      Mar 5, 2010, 09.10 PMby ichigogirl

      Whoey, congratulations! Looking forward to reading it :-)!

7 February

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    Feb 7, 2010, 09.36 PMby smallone

    Hey thanks for getting back to me on the neckline Q….thanks i think I will give it a maybe just raising a little as you suggest.

5 February

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    Feb 5, 2010, 03.18 PMby ichigogirl

    Me too… I just fell in LOVE with the fabric, even though it’s the most electric thing I’ve ever met (it sparkles…), but oh so gorgeous… glad I get to keep the scraps (I made them for a friend of mine), I shall play with them forever (instead of a real cat)!

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      Feb 5, 2010, 06.19 PMby wzrdreams

      Oooooo make yourself a stuffy leopard toy!
      mmmmmm…. now I want to go buy the faux leopard I’ve had my eye on….. I must resist until I find a pattern!

22 January

19 January

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    Jan 19, 2010, 01.34 PMby freakusbzzz

    How is your “pnk and red” project going?

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      Jan 19, 2010, 03.29 PMby wzrdreams

      Ok…. I’ve serged some chiffon seams but I think I will need to french them for extra stability. Chiffon is such a challenge!

13 January

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    Jan 13, 2010, 12.27 AMby alden

    Hey! So couple things, first off, you won the holiday give away for the “feature on you” in living creatively so you should let me know which email to send to them ( i don’t think i have the right one) and also there is an email from me heading your way, so, again i need to make sure i have the right one :)

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      Jan 13, 2010, 03.30 PMby wzrdreams

      Oh yeah! I almost forgot about that. Ok, I’ll check my email when I get a chance…. it’s the yahoo email.

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      Jan 13, 2010, 03.50 PMby alden

      sweet, just wanted to make sure!

9 January

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    Jan 9, 2010, 05.37 PMby teamydear

    Hey! I still wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your NY-tips while I was there! Strolling through the Garment District was great fun and I bought some rickrack and a few patterns of long sleeves dresses in a nice shop, but I don’t know the name any more… Unfortunately my money was already gone after some more shopping by that time (I bought sooo many buttons in a cute button shop near Lexington Avenue!), so no fabrics anymore. I did go to the Strand and bought some presents there for my family, and I really enjoyed the Union Square area. My favourite bit of the trip was also a suggestion from you: walking the Brooklyn Bridge. We did so at sunset and the view was gorgeous :) All this to say: thank you a lot for your tips!

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      Jan 9, 2010, 06.02 PMby wzrdreams

      Yay! I’m so glad you had a nice trip in my city! :)

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2009, 02.54 AMby nehmah

    Hello and thanks for your generous reply, regarding the new skirt pattern. As to drafting a pattern, seriously now, would you pay $7.50 for a size 26-32 pattern and draft it down to a size 10? It is the general attitude of, “Well, there aren’t that many fat members, so we needn’t bother.” that grinds. Yet, we are supposed to support the site with purchases. (There are 12 patterns in plus and 10 for males. Heaven help the heavy man.) Cordially, Nehmah/Emily

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      Dec 2, 2009, 05.06 PMby wzrdreams

      Hi Emily. I see your frustration week after week and it’s a bit disheartening. Why do you feel the need to support this site if it does not support your needs? Here’s a thought…. why not direct attention to similar patterns from other companies that DO have your size. You can specifically show Burdastyle where you will be spending your money, instead of where you won’t. Not that you’re complaints aren’t heard, but sometimes money talks louder.

      As to the drafting… yes, I would go to the effort (although not for a simple skirt that I can find elsewhere). In fact, I bought a vintage Diane VonFurstenburg wrap dress pattern in a size 8 and graded every single pattern piece up to a 12. It is much easier to grade up than it is to grade down and I enjoy the mental exercise. For me, it’s not about the price, but about the pleasure I get from drafting and sewing.

3 November

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    Nov 3, 2009, 11.00 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Hey wzrdreams, thanks for checking out my vampire costume, it did make me feel sexy and I had a great time. I googled Betsy Johnson, her pictures are amazing, thanks for introducing me to her ;)

27 October

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    Oct 27, 2009, 08.15 PMby brooklynstitch

    I replied to your comment on my wall about joining the sewing club, but wanted to make sure you got it. If you want to join us the next meeting is Tuesday 11/3 at 6:30. Email me at valeriebrea@nyc.rr.com if you can make it and I’ll give you the details.

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      Oct 27, 2009, 09.02 PMby wzrdreams

      Awesome! Thanks. I should be able to make that no problem.

26 October

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    Oct 26, 2009, 08.12 PMby elainemay

    Thanks for your comment on my grey Burda dress! Always nice to hear from one of my favorite BurdaStylers :) Happy sewing and looking forward to seeing your latest and greatest!

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    Oct 26, 2009, 08.11 PMby elainemay

    Thanks for your comment on my grey Burda dress! Always nice to hear from one of my favorite BurdaStylers :) Happy sewing and looking forward to seeing your latest and greatest!

12 October

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    Oct 12, 2009, 02.22 PMby thecuriouskiwi

    Jacket…tick, skirt…tick…I vote…Dress! :)

10 October

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    Oct 10, 2009, 06.48 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Hi Wzrdreams, I’ve been following your Wenlan Skirt downloading/printing problems. I never had any troubles but, well, the sizing, where do I start?! It’s pretty terrible to be honest :( According to the size chart posted I’m a size 10, I didn’t quite believe it so I cut for a size 12 and because it still looked too small I added an extra 5/8". I got as far as sewing on the upper yoke and realised it wouldn’t fit me. Luckily I had extra fabric (you don’t need 1.60m) so I re cut a size 16 (the largest marked) and still the added 1.5" to each side seam (my drafting skills are pretty basic, hehe) I was sure it would fit me this time but I was wrong and I’ve added two panels (run out of fabric & $) to each side. I was pretty annoyed and ready to give up but after top stitching them to make them look like less of a mistake I really like how my fabric looks as a skirt. I’m doing some embellishment now. Best of luck, hope your measuring skills are better than mine. I’m looking forward to learning more on fitting from my BSC members, so far I’ve just been lucky with sizing, this is the first pattern I’ve had so much problems with. Contact me again if you need too, I’ll happily share measurements if it helps :) Mel xx

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      Oct 11, 2009, 03.15 PMby wzrdreams

      Hi Mel, I’m sorry to hear about your troubles with this skirt! I had to jump through so many hoops just to get the pattern, and yet miraculously I am pinning the lining hem now. To get the pattern I had to first extract each pdf page as a separate file, re-save as a png, then print, then copy to resize the print outs so that the 10cm square was correct. What a waste of paper!!
      I cut the 12 immediately. I was actually delighted that I didn’t have to grade up to get to the 12. My fabric is a wool herringbone…. no stretch. I didn’t measure at all, but I have 2x the required fabric so I figured cutting another yoke wouldn’t be a big deal. Anyway, the hips are bit snug, but the waist is fine. Though it does ride around my waist in a way that is sure to annoy me when I’m wearing it.
      I can’t wait to see your finished skirt!

13 September

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    Sep 13, 2009, 11.16 PMby nehmah

    I understand. After my first free-arm machine, I would never ever go back to a flatbed. Here’s hoping someone hears your wish and surprises you. You can top stitch the edges of the cuffs but it takes forever, as you must go slow to stay in place. Cordially, Nehmah

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      Sep 14, 2009, 03.55 AMby wzrdreams

      Thanks for the advice Nehmah. Thankfully, I made it work!

25 August

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    Aug 25, 2009, 06.54 PMby elainemay

    Thanks for the compliment on my Hikaru jacket- it’s really a great pattern. As for the sleeve caps being too big for the jacket, it’s really a puzzle to me. No one else has mentioned the problem and it was a Burda envelope pattern before it was a BurdaStyle pattern, so the quality must have been checked pretty thoroughly. So I’m thinking I must have done something wrong, but I don’t know what since it seems unlikely that I taped the pieces together incorrectly or cut the wrong size for all three pieces in the sleeve. I really did struggle with them, redrawing and resetting the sleeve more times that I can count. The other thing I found was that I also had to rotate the sleeve backward quite a bit to eliminate these weird diagonal folds as a result of the sleeve twisting. In fact, if you look at the original BurdaStyle model (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/hikaru) you can see the diagonal twisting I’m talking about on the sleeve. I figured at first that was something about how the model was holding her arm, but when I first set my sleeve in without rotating it, it turned out to be something with the pattern. In any case, good luck with it! I’m interested to hear whether the sleeve works fine for you as is, and I look forward to seeing your version!

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      Aug 27, 2009, 04.00 AMby wzrdreams

      Hi! I’m getting to my set in sleeve on the muslin now. At first, I saw exactly what you meant… it looks like all the excess sits towards the back of the sleeve cap…. but after looking at the pattern I figured out that the side seam doesn’t match the sleeve seam… it matches to the notch, which would rotate the sleeve like you said. I’m pretty sure that’s how most set in sleeves work… the Burda instructions/patterns are sometimes vague like that.

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      Aug 27, 2009, 03.28 PMby elainemay

      Ahh— that would make sense. It’s been a while since I made it, but probably once I started shaving down the sleeve cap (even rotated it was way too big for me in the original form), I lost the original notches and didn’t put them back in the right place. Glad to hear it’s working out better for you!!

13 August

13 July

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    Jul 13, 2009, 10.54 AMby nehmah

    Thank you for adding me to your “Friends” list. I do appreciate this. Cordially, Nehmah

9 June

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    Jun 9, 2009, 09.02 PMby verypurpleperson

    Hello! Thank you for your comment on my madras dress! Sorry for taking so long to reply, I did the bodice and neckline of the dress myself (measuring myself and drawing them on the fabric), but now I think it would have been much easier if I just trace a T-shirt or some other top like you said :)