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9 November

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    Nov 9, 2012, 09.52 PMby fridge

    Every person who has made your Hope dress so far has looked wonderful. It seems to suit everyone, regardless of body type. Thank you for making this available to us.

12 May

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    May 12, 2012, 02.22 PMby texasmomof2

    Hi, Do you still have the Hope wrap dress pattern? I’ve been unable to download it. Thanks!

28 December

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    Dec 28, 2010, 02.01 AMby kimprevost

    I printed out your hope wrap dress today and I’m wondering what size is 34? how do I know if I’m a 34 (I’m new at this tee hee) and do I need to add a seam allowance?

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      Dec 28, 2010, 06.21 PMby erdronen

      The size chart is here: http://www.burdastyle.com/statics/size-chart

      I don’t believe you need to add seam allowances, but double-check the instructions. If they don’t say to do so, then they’re already included.

      Good luck! I can’t wait to see the result!

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      Dec 28, 2010, 09.25 PMby kimprevost

      ah thank you so much! yea I’m a size 38

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      Jan 2, 2011, 01.59 AMby kimprevost

      made it! well I’m almost done. I haven’t sewn on the ties lol its more like a robe right now I guess lol but THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PATTERN!!!! i love it! and I want to make one for all the women I know! lol

12 August

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    Aug 12, 2010, 07.55 PMby abourgeois

    Hi Liz ! thank you so much for the hope dress pattern, I just finished it and it turned out perfectly even with the size changes that I had to make ! You are great !! Thanks Anne Laure

25 July

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    Jul 25, 2010, 10.07 AMby enigmeg

    Hi Erdronen, I’ve just joined Burda Style, and was thrilled to find your wrap dress pattern – I’ve seriously been looking for one like this EVERYWHERE! I am a very beginner sewer, but excited to learn. I would LOVE to make the dress you posted, except that I’m a very different size – 16. Can you advise me how to adjust the pattern for my size?

    Kindest thanks, Meg

27 April

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    Apr 27, 2010, 02.16 AMby nessys

    Go for it Baby!

2 April

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    Apr 2, 2010, 06.39 AMby nessys

    Woo hoo re the free spool haul Darl! Gotta love that!

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      Apr 6, 2010, 10.27 PMby erdronen

      I know! You should have seen the expression on my face when I saw hundreds of spools sitting in boxes free for anyone who wanted them! I was totally floored!

29 March

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    Mar 29, 2010, 05.42 PMby emlj

    Ooo i’ve also just bought the Jalie jeans pattern. Cant wait to see yours and see how you found the pattern. Heard such good things about it hope its all true hehe

21 January

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    Jan 21, 2010, 06.00 PMby kgallagher3

    Thanks, I’m planniong on making some more as soon as I can get my hands on some decent jersey, turns out the cheap stuff I bought at Wal-Mart was see through and everyone saw my bright blue undies the day I wore my wrap dress :( but other than that it looked fantastic! Thanks for the pattern!!!

20 January

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    Jan 20, 2010, 05.30 AMby smallone

    Hey there thanks for the comment on my Black Wrap….and thanks again for the pattern….I wear that dress a lot which says everything…shame I didnt go for great fabric out the gate though as long as no one gets too tactile I can keep the fabric quality (or lack there of) a secret :)

4 December

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    Dec 4, 2009, 01.51 PMby sabzarap

    Hey Liz, I love your blous wich you made from the manequin-pattern and so I took a look to the website. But I don´t speek portuguese or even spanish at all… So I wonder if you could tell me, were I find the size of the various patterns and if for example a 38 the same 38 as in USA/EU? And one more question I have: Do the patterns include seam allowence? Now I asked you so many questions, but don´t worry, if you have no answer. Then I will try it out… ;O) Thanks a million!!!

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      Dec 4, 2009, 02.05 PMby erdronen

      I was able to find the size chart at one point and my size was the same as burda sizes. So, I think you can go by that. The patterns do not include seam allowances, so you’ll have to add them! The fit is very snug, so you may want to consider a size up from normal depending on your shape. For me, even when I’m making my size I usually have to take them in a bit, but not this one, so just keep that in mind. Good luck! I can’t wait to see your version!

3 December

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    Dec 3, 2009, 04.32 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    very versatile for a recent beginner!!!!! wow you make beautiful things!!!! congrats!!!!

24 November

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.08 PMby anajan

    Hi Liz! Thanks for your nice words on my one.zero.zero. shirt. I guess I’m really crazy for sewing :). Ana

3 November

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    Nov 3, 2009, 07.12 AMby irmchen

    Thanks so much for your comment! You have a good study – I am jeaolus! ;)

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      Nov 3, 2009, 10.00 PMby erdronen

      I’m jealous of my former self- we moved in May, so that’s not my room anymore :( It was wonderful while it lasted!

16 October

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    Oct 16, 2009, 08.39 AMby yoshimi

    Hello Liz, thank you very much for your comment on my big jacket. I don’t think you are going to have any problem with sewing a tailored collar. I’m quite sure you are skilled much more than that. …I’m not sure about your BWOF instruction though…( I can imagine that it’s sometime much better to have nothing than to have bad references.) Having said that, it was just a piece of collar, attached to lapel directly. Nothing complicated. Good luck to you!! -yoshimi

30 September

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    Sep 30, 2009, 04.26 PMby smallone

    Hi erdronen, I finally have the pattern cut out for your lovely Hope Wrap Dress, am busy making adjustments so it fits me :) ….found this great dark green jersey while making PJs for my nephews at $2.95 a yard and thought I know exactly what I’m making with that! – Very excited!!

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      Sep 30, 2009, 10.02 PMby erdronen

      I can’t wait to see it! good luck!

26 September

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    Sep 26, 2009, 12.21 PMby emlj

    hello! just found your comments, thanks so much :-) yeah had a bit of a sewing spurt before i went on holiday but they were all pretty quick, cheap and cheerful jersey ones…think i may actually have to learn something this autumn and try sleeves/shirt/jacket instead of staying safe lol Your things are amazing these days you really have become a pro!

20 August

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    Aug 20, 2009, 10.29 PMby ichigogirl

    Interesting! I’ve photographed my toile, I’ll post the pictures when I post the project (hope it’s at least nearly as nice as yours!). Not sure if I’m going to make a new one in size 34 or if I’ll just take it in a bit (quite a lot). I do like quite fitted clothes, but your is just the way I like it so it’s a mystery…

25 July

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    Jul 25, 2009, 03.51 PMby leeshv

    I love all of your creations. You are very talented.

1 July

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    Jul 1, 2009, 06.01 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Hi Erdronen, I am so glad you saw my version of your fabulous organiser wallet. I am so glad you like it, thank you so very much for the wonderful tutorial, you did such a great job with all the photographs, it was so well written which made it also so easy to modify. I think I will make some more for presents because everyone I have showed it to so far loves it. :) Happy sewing xx

20 May

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    May 20, 2009, 05.38 AMby bola

    Hey thanks for the congrats! and comment on my cardi! I love your cord skirt and the top you designed too, great stuff! I was working on a fitted outfit before I was expecting but I didn’t finish it in time to wear and post! oh well i’ll have to try and slim right down later on this year and post it then!bx

12 May

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    May 12, 2009, 09.01 AMby carottesauvage

    Thank you so much for your kind comment! How’s life been treating you? Keep well and I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

4 April

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    Apr 4, 2009, 11.46 PMby bargasd

    WOW! I really like your wallets and your other creations. I gotta make one to go with my daughter’s purse! :)

18 March

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    Mar 18, 2009, 06.47 PMby ichigogirl

    Thanks so much for the congratulations! I hope you get some more time after work (I’m familiar with that one) soon, I’m looking forward to your next creation!

11 March

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    Mar 11, 2009, 08.54 PMby nadosque

    I love your space work!!! so clean and ordered. every things matches!!

6 March

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    Mar 6, 2009, 11.14 AMby yoshimi

    Hi, thank you for your comment on my balloon skirt! I agree with you about the pleats and bubble hem, the combination is lovely. At least, it is much much better than (gather+bubble), that’s what I noticed this time!

26 February

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    Feb 26, 2009, 07.06 PMby dressdummy

    Last time I commented I forgot to encourage you to absolutely DO submit your adorable shirt as a featured pattern. I’ll be watching for it!

23 February

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    Feb 23, 2009, 09.07 PMby sew4my3

    Thank you for the congrats on my new job as forum manager! If you ever need anything let me know.

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    Feb 23, 2009, 09.04 PMby kquade

    it really is a great pattern, easy to alter and hard to mess up! thanks for your thoughts :) Also, how do you put those pics on your page like that? I’d like to dress mine up as well but have no idea how! p.s. im so jealous of your sewing room

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    Feb 23, 2009, 01.16 PMby harlekin

    Thank you so much for your nice comment, i’m looking forward to see your next wonderful creation!!