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8 September

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    Sep 8, 2010, 04.56 AMby kana

    thank you for your nice comment on my “linen bow dress for future me”! I usually come to a halt when sewing pieces together: “ok, why is this piece shorter by half an inch to the other one!?!?” but that never happened with this dress. I think the book was designed for beginners and the instructions were clear that I was surprised myself it turned out so neat!

    I love your dragon dress (and I need THOSE kind of belt for my dress!!) and especially the fact you upcycled a curtain! I love heavy home decor fabrics!

9 March

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    Mar 9, 2010, 07.04 AMby victors

    congratulations on the safe arrival of Dita! hope you have fun with her. I got mine (Mildred) recently and she makes life so much easier!

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      Mar 9, 2010, 07.49 AMby abbyzeeble

      Thanks, I have to admit that I don’t know where to begin but she looks very pretty wearing a dress in my dining room!

4 March

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    Mar 4, 2010, 04.28 AMby nessys

    How’s the new machine going Honey? Having a ball? !!!!

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      Mar 4, 2010, 05.24 PMby abbyzeeble

      Thanks for asking Nessy – I’ve just taken it to the shop because I couldn’t get the tension right. After telling me off for using old thread (and different thread in bobbin) and explaining a few other things, they demonstrated again with new thread and it’s fine!

      So despite only 3 hours interrupted sleep for the last two nights (pesky baby) I’m going to have a play with it when the boys have gone to bed. Cant’ wait!


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      Mar 5, 2010, 01.10 AMby nessys

      Glad you sorted it all out! Enjoy!!! xx

2 March

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    Mar 2, 2010, 07.32 PMby dorasmora

    I did’t. but you know, it’s quite simple I could give it a try and publish that pattern when i find some time!

25 February

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    Feb 25, 2010, 06.56 PMby kitzler

    Thank you so much for your nice words re: my esthers. I was just looking at your projects and they’re great and show such a great sense of aesthetic taste (I love the can’t miss me skirt with its pleats and print choice and your bold colours — the orange birdie bag is great and the use of that oversized button on the “itty bitty” purse!). I think one is just creative to start with (and since you’re a music teacher I’m sure that creativity flows through your veins) and the more confident they grow, the more chances they take, and the results start to reflect that creativity better. One thing I like to do is put the fabrics I’m going to use together on the floor and leave them there arranged in the way they would sort of look when the project is finished. Often, after some hours when I walk by them and see them for the tenth time, the colours don’t look so great together any more and the textures seem like a wrong match. It’s a good way to prevent wasting fabric and it has increased the chances that I will wear something I make, instead of hiding it deep in the back of the closet because the project turned out to be a bit “too creative” and just badly matched in terms of fabric choice, texture, colour, etc.

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      Mar 1, 2010, 08.47 PMby abbyzeeble

      What a great reply – thank you! That’s a good idea to lay the fabrics out together and keep checking them. In fact I’m waiting for a dress form to be delivered so I could drape them over her when she gets here!
      I know what you mean about ‘too creative’. You can get really fired up about something and then in the cold light of day when you step out of the house you just want to curl up and die!
      Thanks again x

21 February

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    Feb 21, 2010, 06.51 PMby dorasmora

    thank you,of course it’s okay!

15 January