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14 March

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    Mar 14, 2011, 11.56 AMby anajan

    Hi bussey, Thank you for the compliments, and thank you for reading and commenting my blog. Yup, you commented the Nora dress over there ;). I am very pleased with it, the night I wore it I got quite a lot compliments, it was a true eye-catcher! Now I’m inspired to make few more similar dresses with minor bodice variations.

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      Apr 11, 2011, 02.22 PMby anajan

      Hi there again! There’s nothing wrong with you, not every sleepless night is a creative one! Thanks for the constant support and lovely words you write me!

24 February

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    Feb 24, 2011, 10.30 PMby sewella

    You are welcome! Glad you like it!

10 January

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    Jan 10, 2011, 07.04 PMby irmchen

    It is like Ana said: Thank you for your nice comment and you are always so supportive. You told me something about your job – thak you again! ;-) Now I have an idea about your job and your very good english. ;-)

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      Jan 11, 2011, 09.36 AMby bussey

      As a matter of fact, I am not an English teacher, I am a philosophy and history teacher. So, if sometimes you need to amuse yourself a bit when long sewing sessions make you nervous, you can always think of me struggling hopelessly with terms like “Weltanschauung” " Uneigentlichkeit" and so on… Some experts told me that Heidegger’s writings are easier in German than in most Italian translation.. sigh!

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      Jan 11, 2011, 02.48 PMby irmchen

      Oh – “Uneingentlichkeit” that sounds very, very philosophic! :-))
      You impressed me with these news about your job!

27 December

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.14 AMby anajan

    Thank you so so much for commenting my projects bussey! You’re great! :)

26 December

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    Dec 26, 2010, 07.08 AMby irmchen

    Thanks bussey! My Christmas evening was great, with a lot of snow and really relaxed, celebrating in the family! :-)

    Wish you a happy new year…

    and I am looking forward to your next projects!

8 October

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    Oct 8, 2010, 12.37 PMby anajan

    Here’s my third post on your wall in a row! Thanks for the kind words you left on my wall! (I feel like a parrot, repeating the same thing :-) Best, Ana

19 July

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    Jul 19, 2010, 09.56 PMby anajan

    Thanks for your nice comment on my black dress :). You’re always so supportive!

4 May

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    May 4, 2010, 04.51 PMby anajan

    Hi Bussey, thanks for the comment on my Origami dress. Keep sewing, the skills come with practice. Did you know I’ve started seriously drafting my own pattern just recently? I did draft a few patterns on my own in the past, but ever since I joined the BS, I’ve increased my knowledge enormously! And now I’m enjoying all the play and experimenting with patterns.

18 April

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    Apr 18, 2010, 03.41 PMby fairytale-thirteen

    Hi just popping by to say thanks for the lovely comment on my scarves, happy sewing x

16 April

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    Apr 16, 2010, 08.31 AMby yoshimi

    Hi Bussey, thanks so much for your comment on my Lydia! Happy sewing to you! -yoshimi

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2010, 01.01 PMby Elena Perletti

    nessuna modifica! ..però io ho la 34-36, quindi le taglie dei due cartamodelli erano le stesse! in effetti, le maniche non sono perfette: fanno un pò di difetto sulla spalla, forse andrebbero adattate in qualche modo..ma io non sono in grado di farlo! devo anche dire, per chiarezza, che il vestito è stato confezionato in 4/5 ore di lavoro (l’ho cominciato la mattina alle 10, dopo le ultime modifiche alla tesi, e l’ho finito il pomeriggio alle 16 perchè dovevo andare a lavorare! in mezzo… pranzo, pulizia casa, merenda, pause varie, cyclette…) insomma..poteva essere fatto meglio e con più calma!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 01.11 PMby bussey

      allora sei proprio bravissima!

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      Feb 10, 2010, 01.14 PMby Elena Perletti

      ahahaha..no, sono solo frettolosa!!!!

8 February

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    Feb 8, 2010, 01.31 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Thank you for appreciating the malt and molasses bag. I am glad u like it!

9 March

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    Mar 9, 2009, 11.41 AMby sewella

    Hey Bussey! Thank you on the comment you left on my pink skirt. Yes, I think that the belt would also be a nice detail on a dress. By the way, that shirt looks gorgeous!

19 February

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    Feb 19, 2009, 05.38 PMby elainemay

    as requested, i’ve posted the multisized pattern for the Coffee Date Dress (standard BurdaStyle sizes 34-42)! if you make one, please post it so i can see it, and let me know if you have any suggestions for improving the pattern or instructions. thanks!

3 February

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    Feb 3, 2009, 12.27 PMby elainemay

    Hi Bussey! Thanks for writing on my wall and I wish you lots of luck with your high school exams! That’s an interesting question you pose, about how to make the dress with sleeves… there are several small alterations I think you’d need to make. Because the shoulders and armholes are cut to fit the body tighter than they would be on a garment with sleeves, you’d probably need to lengthen the shoulder outward a little, and probably raise it a bit as well. Then I would recommend that you edit the sides of the bodice so that the waist is the same, but that the bust is perhaps 1/4"-1/2" wider on either side, and then redraw the armholes so that they don’t cut in quite as much. Does that make sense? I’d find a pattern that has the kind of sleeves that you’re looking for, and try to use that as the basis for your sleeve, editing it and the armhole to fit. Another way to approach this would be to use the Bodice Sloper posted by JJ as the basis, because the armholes of that pattern are cut to accommodate sleeves. Then all you would need to do is adjust the neckline and shoulders to fit. Let me know if this makes sense— if not I’ll see if I can explain it better :) Good luck with sewing and exams!