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16 April

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    Apr 16, 2010, 09.54 PMby tallykay

    I love all of your work! looking forward to seeing more.

10 December

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    Dec 10, 2009, 09.09 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    cows are my favoite animalsssss everrr! :D you make beautiful things. you pic is absolutele gorgeous!!! keep postinggg hope to see more things from you!!!! patterns that wouls help a lot for us beginners!!

29 July

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    Jul 29, 2009, 12.57 PMby jeffrey

    Hey new site, that’s great. I love sewing!

28 July

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    Jul 28, 2009, 06.03 PMby jeffrey

    Hey Benedikta, I’m back. I finally finished the project I started last fall, so glad to be done with it. I think I’ll make a couple of bow ties before I start another massive project. Thanks for your support thus far. It feels good to post a creation again.

27 June

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    Jun 27, 2009, 11.48 AMby anajan

    Now we can add posts to other members’ walls, Cool! Btw, thanks for your comment on my Bordeaux dress :)

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      Jun 30, 2009, 08.42 AMby anajan

      zzzz Ooops, I saw your “zzzz test” note too late :)

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      Jun 30, 2009, 05.10 PMby benedikta

      No worries, not that big a deal. How is your notification system working now? Better?

26 June

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    Jun 26, 2009, 08.25 PMby benedikta

    zzzz test test

14 May

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    May 14, 2009, 10.38 AMby cicaktoes

    Hi Benedikta – thanks for commenting on my upcycled ASG contest entry! I actually didn’t design the sleeves – for the contest, we had to pick from a bunch of Simplicity patterns which they specified, so all 3 of my looks were mixed and matched from Simplicity #2938 and #2939. So I basically made the sleeves for that little cropped jacket from the material that I deconstructed from the men’s sleeves…I used extra fabric from the shirt itself to make the cuffs.

11 May

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    May 11, 2009, 03.48 PMby dressdummy

    Hi Benedikta! Did you or someone else from Burda attend the ACS Gala last week? Will there be a blog post about how the bow ties and the success of the event? (I hope it was a success!). Thanks:)

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    May 11, 2009, 12.31 PMby carottesauvage

    Hi Benedikta, Thanks for the comment! Have a great day

25 March

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    Mar 25, 2009, 12.17 AMby sweet-saboo

    Dear Benedikta, thank you for your encouragement regarding designs & patterns for plus sizes. There are, in fact, some that I’d like to share. But was wondering, what is the process by which a member-created pattern becomes included in the selection of patterns for the site (in the ‘patterns’ tab)? I’ve read mention in the past, of members who’d sent a hard-copy pattern (& instructions), along with sample garment, to the physical location of the burdastyle offices…which would work for me! (please advise re: address) Respectfully, sweet-saboo

15 March

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    Mar 15, 2009, 04.09 PMby zickzack

    Hi, thank you for your comment on the picture of my danielle. I thought that it might be a good idea to have the dress shown from all sides in only one picture. (And I didn’t want to go on working for university).

18 December

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    Dec 18, 2008, 07.42 PMby sewpink

    Hi and Thanks for replying to my forum ?. Very good tips either first thing or last thing seems to be the best idea. I love nikkishells work and i know she is also a working mum. Take care.

4 December

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    Dec 4, 2008, 10.52 AMby bola

    wow wow u both are very talented! thank you for sharing it with us on burda style!! looking forward to seeing those patterns soonbx

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2008, 08.30 PMby bola

    Hey Benedikta! thanks for the comment on my skirt! I really wanted the outcome to be better because it is such a lovely shaped pattern but I guess it was my first try with it. The pattern was difficult at places, I just found the sewing of the pleats to the skirt panels, and the sewing of the front and back panels (where the pleats join, difficult. I had never made pleat sections in this way before- maybe a ‘How to’ on it would help, although everyone else who made it seemed to get a really good result, oh well maybe it’s just me?!! bxx p.s I love the pics of u both at the Bambi awards!! wow, don’t tell me u both made those beautiful dresses???…

23 November

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    Nov 23, 2008, 07.51 AMby maha1965

    hi i love the title under your pictures i never lose threads with my friends although i know that every one is busy but i always start contacting them because i know that they will be my support in the future

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    Nov 23, 2008, 07.51 AMby maha1965

    hi i love the title under your pictures i never lose threads with my friends although i know that every one is busy but i always start contacting them because i know that they will be my support in the future

12 November

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    Nov 12, 2008, 12.10 PMby mgantons

    Not related to sewing – Benedikta, every time I see your name I smile. It is my baby sister’s name and have never seen any other with the same name. I love your style and creativity. MaryGabrielle

4 November

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    Nov 4, 2008, 02.09 PMby ginko

    I need some help uploading a sewing project. Where do I put the instructions and what size do I need to make my photos and the pattern pieces so that they are not cropped. Thanks for the help, ginko

1 November

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    Nov 1, 2008, 03.22 PMby jeffrey

    I just watched your video on how to line a jacket in anticipation of doing my first lining – thanks so much for taking the time to make that. I’m so excited for my coat to be done.

22 October

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    Oct 22, 2008, 04.38 PMby ghainskom

    You need to post a picture of a creation to let us see the new hair do :)

28 September

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    Sep 28, 2008, 12.13 PMby justmica

    I adore your staff, they are so charming!!!

26 September

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    Sep 26, 2008, 05.01 PMby schickchick

    yeah, i knew you were kidding…but i think it’d be fun. :] plus it’d be cool to know you guys have them. haha.

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    Sep 26, 2008, 01.25 PMby schickchick

    haha, i will make some bags! but i need addresses. :]

9 August

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    Aug 9, 2008, 10.24 AMby ta22tarantula

    i realize that the stego costume is probably for your kid, but i think you’d make a lovely stegosaurus. :D it was my favorite dinosaur growing up. cheers! m

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    Aug 9, 2008, 03.32 AMby flowerinthesun

    hahaha it’s been my philosophy ever since i saw the movie ‘juno’ (that’s where the text is from)

    ps: i love your creations (:

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    Aug 9, 2008, 02.49 AMby bathina

    Hallo Benedikta,

    das du meine Tasche " Affentheater" magst. Das ehrt mich zutiefst! DANKE! Wie du siehst, bin ich aus Deutschland wohne jedoch auch ein paar Monate im Jahr in den USA. LG zT aus Mannheim Daniela alias Bathina

6 August

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    Aug 6, 2008, 09.49 PMby karencilla

    thanks Benedikta!! I’m glad that it works for you!!! Before uploading the how to, i searched among the others if there was something similar, i didn’t found anyone.

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    Aug 6, 2008, 01.23 PMby karencilla

    thanks Benedikta for your comment on my How To, I gotta say the original idea came from the Designer Anna Maria Horner, she did it but just for circles, for her quilted sheet project, i applied the idea to curvy hems and seams!

14 July

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    Jul 14, 2008, 06.45 PMby tonothan

    wait…dedicated to “girlfriends”? Ich war fast sicher dass ich das bin unter deiner Achsel im linken Bild. Wenigstens ist es mein Kinn und ganz bestimmt der fantastischste Mantel der Erde, der sich ja nur zufällig in meinem Besitz befindet?

16 June

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    Jun 16, 2008, 09.07 AMby sammy2104

    hi i’am new to this site and have just downloded and printed off your pattern “minna 6007”, i’ve been studying fashion part time at college for two years and will be doing my 3rd in september i’am still a beginner and was wondering if you have any tips on making this dress as they would be much appreciated? i’am really looking forward to making it once i get the pattern laid out right, thankyou and i look forward to seeing any more patterns you have.