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18 February

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    Feb 18, 2012, 01.33 PMby zimbarus

    Hi, I love your designs – they are great! :) I remember Megan telling me about her sister being a designer and today, when going through all the bridal designs on burdastyle I recognized the picture of your bridesmaids-dress (the one in black and red) and when having a look at it in detail I recognized, that there is Megan on the picture as well. :) But anyway, I adore your projects. :) Please say hi to Megan – we got to know in Russia and my real name is Agnes. Hope, you and your sister are fine! :)

26 September

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    Sep 26, 2011, 05.30 AMby pink-cornelia

    hi. I tried to find you on twitter but I couldn’t found you. In twitter I’m @ana_cuicui. have a great day :D

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      Sep 26, 2011, 05.06 PMby cantare

      I’ll come find you! I guess I’m @seceded_for_men. Thanks Cornelia!

25 April

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    Apr 25, 2011, 09.44 AMby TeaNie Md Zain

    I love all your design :) You have such a talent dear. :)

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      Apr 25, 2011, 06.58 PMby cantare

      Thank you very much! I’m so glad Burda Style is such a great community for all of us to share our projects.

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      Apr 26, 2011, 01.28 AMby TeaNie Md Zain

      Yeah,thanks to Burda Style for having such a excellent site & community :) Every time I finished new design I will straight away upload it to Burda Style Instead my Site…hehehehe..Really glad to know you :)

18 April

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    Apr 18, 2011, 06.07 AMby emlj

    Hi there :-) Thanks for your nice comments! The tattoo is of egyptian heiroglyphics from the ‘book of the dead’ (not as scary as it sounds) and says ‘show me the road and i will walk it in peace’ , i have a few of them dotted around me heehee. I hope your label and shows are going well!

7 April

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    Apr 7, 2011, 11.48 PMby freakusbzzz

    Hi Cantare,

    If you send me your mailing address to: holliebelle@hotmail.com I’ll post you one of my new seam allowance guides. www.seamallowanceguide.com


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      Apr 11, 2011, 07.09 PMby cantare

      that is very cool! tracing sa can be so tedious and put a damper on my sewing inspiration. the faster the better, thank you!

13 March

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    Mar 13, 2011, 04.02 PMby seazoo

    cantare! My dear friend, Cantare,Thank you so so so much for your warmth message with kindness. I am ok. but, My friend lives in a not safe place. I can’t contact her… I don’t know where she is. :‘’o I’m very nervous… but, I think, I must not get depressed for a long time…I also help for the victim…

23 February

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    Feb 23, 2011, 02.23 PMby seazoo

    heeey! Great news! Congratulations! :D aaaw I would love to see your show…! ;-)

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    Feb 23, 2011, 05.33 AMby Laisa Chavez Macias

    Good Luck on your show!!!

13 February

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    Feb 13, 2011, 06.36 AMby Laisa Chavez Macias

    Just checked out your website, after the reply, lol. Looks like you won’t need that DIY ;) Good luck and keep up the great work! Look me up if you are ever in the Austin area! L

10 January

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    Jan 10, 2011, 07.34 PMby irmchen

    Hi Cantare! Thank you for your kind comment on my dress! I remember the time when I saw your ‘Childrens Woolen Country wear’ project. I had never saw anything from you and I didn’t know something about you. That jacked catched my eyes once and twice… and I was asking myself what it was. Today I know what it was. ;-)

4 January

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.50 AMby kelepso

    BTW – Cute Logo! Very Creative!!!

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      Jan 5, 2011, 12.15 AMby cantare

      Thanks! I didn’t want to creep the parents out: ‘Oh god, they’re gonna fall off!’ But nothing should be too safe ;)

27 December

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.18 AMby anajan

    Many thanks for your nice comment on my Bella pants! And congrats on your graduation – it’s a big step! Good luck with the internship :).

17 November

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    Nov 17, 2010, 03.54 PMby seazoo

    Hi Cantare! Thank you for the many “favorite” and lovely comments! I’m really glad you like those:-) and I just saw your creations. You experienced a lot of wonderful shows! so great! I have just only once :( I would like to do it again some day:)

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    Nov 17, 2010, 12.15 PMby irmchen

    Thank you for your comment! I am looking forward for your new project/photos! :-)

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    Nov 17, 2010, 07.34 AMby la inglesita

    Thanks to your comment on my project I got know your work, You make a fantastic job sewing dresses and skirts. I liked the big prints, excellent!

28 October

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    Oct 28, 2010, 11.50 PMby freakusbzzz

    Hi Cantare,

    I had a peek through your projects, you have a lovely style.

    What are your tips for cutting chiffon and very fne fabric? Do you use a rotary cutter? I till can’t get it perfect , even if I spend ages lining up the selveges, even pulling a thread through to make sure it’s 100% lined up. It just tends to distort.


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      Oct 29, 2010, 03.56 PMby cantare

      Thank you! Hmm…chiffon. Honestly I find myself falling for all these lovely fabrics and then put them aside for a year or more because it drapes nicely but I can’t get myself to sew them. I think it’s main pet peeve it being cut straight! Using those zig-zag sheers really helps as it catches the fabric as you cut. It might also be worth it to cut one full piece in one layer. Instead of cutting a cut ‘on the fold’ as a pattern asks, doing just as much work to make a full piece might make a straighter hem? I’ll try it. I have some fine chiffon to cut soon and I’ll let you know. Send me a line when you try it as well. We’ll find what works best!

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      Oct 30, 2010, 05.40 AMby freakusbzzz

      Will do.
      I have about 10 pieces of chiffon.
      I’ve made a couple of things already.

      I found that if I have to back the chiffon I cut out the pattern piece in cotton voile (less slippy then bemsilk), iron the piece flat and put the chiffon ontop of the voile, pin it then cut roughly around leaving a bout 1 – 1.5cms extra. Then baste it.
      I leave the rough cut edge on.
      It worked really well on a top I am making.. except I stuffed up the chiffon for the bottom.

      From now on I might just use to cheap polly cotton and use that as the pattern piece so it doesnt slip around. Worth wasting some cheap fabric so you don’t wreck expensive stuff.

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      Oct 31, 2010, 07.01 PMby cantare

      The backing is a good idea! And trial to find errors is also smart. I also like to buy dresses that have that lovely already made chiffon skirt so I can take it and put it on my project :) manufacturers usually have the better tools for those itty-bitty rolled hems.

27 October

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    Oct 27, 2010, 08.30 AMby jeleena

    awww, thanks so much for the compliment :)) You have some great projects too!

18 June

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    Jun 18, 2010, 01.18 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Hehe, sorry about that, it’s my shortie word for “address” :) I checked out your blog, I love the theme you chose and you banner pic, nice and dark, it’s like an new beginning :) Good luck with everything, I hope you can find your room within the fashion world and expand it beyond xx

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      Jun 18, 2010, 06.36 PMby cantare

      thanks kaitui! well, addy makes sense now. best of luck to you as well!

24 May

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    May 24, 2010, 02.49 PMby emlj

    wow what a compliment! thank you so much, its very kind of you. I have not had any classes or school etc so my projects are a little random and mismatch and the techniques probably not professional, but its all good practice :-)

20 April

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    Apr 20, 2010, 07.51 AMby irmchen

    Hi Cantare! :-)

    Like your explanations about your ‘statements’! (sorry about my terribly, bad english)

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      Apr 22, 2010, 11.01 PMby cantare

      your english is good, don’t worry. you live in germany, deutschland, correct? i’ve tried taking german (twice) and i am horrible! i can’t remember a thing! best wishes with future projects!

17 April

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    Apr 17, 2010, 05.24 AMby sew4my3

    I just took a look at your other creations and they are just wonderful! You have talent, especially in the gowns and attention to detail. I look forward to seeing your next project! Sew with all your heart!

14 April

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    Apr 14, 2010, 08.01 PMby dilshadburman

    Hehe! There you go, i deleted the comment that you ‘lightening bolted’.

    Yes, I’m learning a lot from people on this site! I still go back to my mum though. She has been sewing since as far back as I can remember and she’s AWESOME! :)

11 April

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    Apr 11, 2010, 11.15 PMby dilshadburman

    This comment was deleted by the author.

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      Apr 14, 2010, 07.40 PMby cantare

      I’m so embarrassed, I accidentally clicked the lightning bolt thing…I need to figure out how to undo that!! This is not an inappropriate comment, I’m sorry!

      Thank you for accepting the friend, I’m trying to learn from everyone that I can!

6 April

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    Apr 6, 2010, 01.24 AMby sewbissy

    Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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      Apr 10, 2010, 09.10 PMby cantare

      Simply love your stuff! This Burda site is so awesome!

3 April

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    Apr 3, 2010, 02.05 AMby scheryka

    Thanks for your nice comment. I have also added you as a friend. PS. I love your dresses. So very chic and sexy.

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      Apr 10, 2010, 09.11 PMby cantare

      Thank you for the friend and for loving my dresses! I’m trying to put more out of my projects pile…