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15 May

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    May 15, 2016, 10.03 PMby Maren Claeys

    Where can I find the pattern for the Harry Potter Robe ? Best pattern I have seen ! thanks Maren

24 July

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    Jul 24, 2015, 07.09 AMby MrsIngleby

    Hi Sarah Help! I’m missing the instructions for the skirt & bustle from my burda 7880 History 1888 pattern. Any possibility you could scan & post on my wall please?

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      Jul 25, 2015, 04.22 PMby alasse

      Hi again!
      Sorry I really can’t at the moment, the pattern is at home (Germany) and I’m away, working in Croatia!
      Also as I bought the pattern here in Germany, I fear the instructions would only be in German, French and Dutch…
      So very incredibly sorry I can’t help! :(

13 July

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    Jul 13, 2015, 09.23 PMby MrsIngleby

    Hello, I’ve purchased the same pattern Burda 7880 for the Victorian dress, saw your project on the net. -beautiful. I have a question about your fabric. What type of taffeta is it? ie faux, silk, polyester and do you know the weight ie gsm? Is it classed as lightweight/medium, weight? Where did you purchase the fabric please. There are not many fabric retailers where I live in the UK so I have to go on line to find the right fabric. I would really appreciate your advice thank you.

25 October

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    Oct 25, 2014, 08.30 PMby patashoo

    Hi, Is it possible to contact you regarding the Harry Potter Robes please?

13 June

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    Jun 13, 2012, 03.46 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    congrats on the feature. your stuff is all so lovely! good luck with your course, i look forward to seeing many more exciting things!

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    Jun 13, 2012, 12.53 AMby ladymacbeth86

    Many congrats on being a featured member! Your projects get better every time. xxx

26 April

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    Apr 26, 2012, 08.04 PMby Amber Lee

    Thanks for your lovely patterns! I’m in a gaslamp larp, and they will come to good use. Also, I’m writing my Master Thesis on Tolkien <3

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      Apr 27, 2012, 03.21 PMby alasse

      Wow, that’s super cool! What’s the thesis on exactly?

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      May 1, 2012, 12.42 AMby Amber Lee

      The influence of St Thomas Aquinas on Tolkien themes of creation and redemption.

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      May 2, 2012, 09.13 AMby alasse

      Wow :) That sounds really cool! Have fun with it and the best of luck to you :)

20 February

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    Feb 20, 2012, 09.31 PMby Natterjacktoad

    I just wanted to thank you for the Harry potter robe pattern. I made this for my 7 year old daughter for Christmas and it is much loved. thank you!

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      Feb 20, 2012, 11.18 PMby alasse

      Thank you very much, I’m glad you (and your daughter) like it!

13 August

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    Aug 13, 2011, 05.16 PMby SuseSews

    Ach, und tolle Kleider hast du auf deiner Seite!

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      Aug 13, 2011, 05.33 PMby alasse

      Danke, freut mich dass sie dir gefallen :)

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    Aug 13, 2011, 04.23 PMby SuseSews

    Hi, habe eben dein Burda Kleid gesehen. Hoffe ich bin nicht zu unhöflich zu fragen, aber ich habe mich gewundert, wie du das mit dem BH bei sonem tiefen Ausschnitt löst. Habe erst kürzlich alle Wäscheläden abgeklappert und das Beste waren noch anklebbare Gummititten…Hast du einen Geheimtipp wo/bei welcher Marke man schauen könnte? Liebe Grüße, Susanne

8 May

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    May 8, 2011, 08.56 PMby lugreen

    I have finally finished the corset; I hope it’s done your pattern justice!

6 March

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    Mar 6, 2011, 06.43 PMby ladymacbeth86

    Hi Sarah!

    I recommend (even though I have not read it myself) ‘Macbeth’ by Dr Fiona Watson (2010). It is a historical analysis of the real 11th century Scottish king and exposes how he was, arguably, one of the best kings of Scots there was.

    If you’re interested in Shakespeare, I recommend ‘Shakespeare and the Invention of Human’ by Harold Bloom. He makes a fantastic analysis of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (and he is one of the top Shakespeareans alive today, as well as a post-structuralist).

    AC Bradley’s book on Shakespearean Tragedy is also a must read. It was immense help for my dissertation. For your pattern drafting, I have to recommend ‘Pattern Magic’ by Tomoko Nakamuchi. It is easy to read, super creative and interesting and it is very visual.

    Success with your sewing and thank you!


19 January

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    Jan 19, 2011, 09.51 AMby littletrill

    hey dear,

    my dress is finally finished (and now do I stumble upon your “more underwear” and “victorian day dress” ^^; )

    here it is! http://lavender-traces.deviantart.com/gallery/28215996#/d37dvse

    Your dress is definitely one I want to try, but I leave that for a later date. First… Mother Gothel cosplay ^^;

    Greetings Astrid

23 December

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    Dec 23, 2010, 01.15 AMby happymom123

    I just downloaded your chemise and corset pattern, but there doesn’t seem to be any instructions to put each one together. Would you please help me in this, thank you.

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      Dec 23, 2010, 02.09 PMby alasse

      I also noticed that one can’t download instructions anymore… but you can look at them online!
      You can find them on the project page, there’s a tab called “Instructions” which will bring you to this site

      You can just use the link here to get to the instructions. Step 1-6 are the chemise, from 7 onwards it’s all about the corset.

14 December

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    Dec 14, 2010, 10.30 AMby littletrill

    heya Alasse, thank you so much for the pattern of the chemise and the corset. Always wanted to try such and you gave me the opportunity. in advance: merry christmas and a happy new year hug


17 April

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    Apr 17, 2009, 06.03 AMby hajnika

    Hi,Alasse! All your creations are so beautiful ,and I like those nice colours,what you have used.

27 January

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    Jan 27, 2009, 05.35 AMby teamydear

    Oooh, I only found your wall post now :) Thanks for the sweet comment too! I really liked the sweet style and the beautiful colour of the Hermia dress, that’s why I favourited it :) I also have the BWOF magazine the pattern is from, so I might try to copy your alterations! Let me know how the movie went by the time it’s finished then ;) Good luck with the pre-production :) Have a nice day!

23 January

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    Jan 23, 2009, 02.24 PMby grinchy

    OOOH! It says that women wore them too! I’m so excited! I think that’ll be my next project <3

21 January

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    Jan 21, 2009, 12.33 PMby grinchy

    ps, what is a just-au-corps, exactly?

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    Jan 21, 2009, 12.26 PMby grinchy

    I really do like the things you make, they are so varied :) For the pirate coat, I actually used a pattern, but it was a real pain in the rear! Especially b/c the seams on the sleeves weren’t supposed to match, the cuffs had 8 steps for each cuff, and the person who wanted the coat got the pattern a size too small!! It was a mess to make, but it turned out pretty well.

    I still totally want a pirate coat, so I’ll probably be drafting a pattern, yeah! Thank you very much for your sites; it’s always fascinating to see how other people make things. I think the fabric is what does it for your coat…the design is great, and the fabric is great, and the outcome is fantastic!

12 December

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    Dec 12, 2008, 01.24 PMby grinchy

    it’s a great design, with the perfect fabric. How could I not add it to my favorites? ;-)

3 December

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    Dec 3, 2008, 07.11 PMby justmica

    Thanks Sarah!! You are very kind!!