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21 February

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    Feb 21, 2009, 07.39 PMby kquade

    hey thanks for your comment on my itty bitty bag, I only just now noticed that! I don’t know what bag contest you were talking about, but thanks for the suggestion. I might retry that idea with some better fabric sometime soon :)

20 February

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    Feb 20, 2009, 12.07 AMby kateje

    I did a second attempt at your how-to for the mother in law and did it a LOT more justice :)

    I am still jealous of your sewing room and am hoping one day to have one of my own ;)

19 February

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    Feb 19, 2009, 11.01 AMby sewbissy

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! Your creations are so beautiful, too—not just the blue top, but all of it. Oh, and Garment Designer is the best. I’ve had it for 3 years, and it was so worth getting. There’s nothing like plugging in your own measurements, letting the computer do the hard work, then only having to do the fun part—tweaking the design to match your inspiration. Happy sewing!

18 February

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    Feb 18, 2009, 05.37 PMby smvphotography

    thank you so much for your comments! i love your sewing room! great color scheme and i admire your organization skills!

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    Feb 18, 2009, 06.57 AMby riverpatch

    Thanks for your kind words. Love your creations, great styles.

17 February

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    Feb 17, 2009, 06.52 PMby latulipenoire

    Thanks so much for your positive comment on my dress. your sewing room is beautiful and makes me very jealous! It’s a dream room!

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    Feb 17, 2009, 04.18 PMby dressdummy

    Thank you for taking the time to make kind comments about my sickly-sweet wedding dress and bridesmaid’s dresses (I really didn’t want to post something so dated – not old enough to be vintage – but felt guilty for having posted nothing at all so far). I purchased that wedding dress pattern many years before I was even dating my husband. By the time I got married, that style of dress wasn’t really “me” anymore, but for some reason I felt compelled to go ahead and make it. Maybe I was just curious? That frilly gown fit right into 1988, but in my real life (then and now), I prefer tailored and classic clothes. They look better on me and fit my personality. Your creations look perfectly made to me, and I’m sure your sisters would love a gown made by you. Make the offer. . .

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    Feb 17, 2009, 10.34 AMby ragdollyy

    Thanks for your sweet comments!

16 February

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    Feb 16, 2009, 11.30 PMby arete999

    Thank you for your nice comments!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 06.16 PMby Erin E

    Thank you for your comment on my pink party dress! I like the lace frills on the bottom, too :) They were like that on the original dress, but because I had to hem it so much shorter, I cut off the lace about an inch above it, hemmed the dress, and then reattached it in a way that hid the stitching. It was actually a last minute decision and it’s ended up being my favorite feature :)

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    Feb 16, 2009, 05.33 PMby sarsaparilla

    Thanks for the lovely comment!

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    Feb 16, 2009, 04.07 PMby hooley

    Thanks for your comment on my ten minute/$1.80 top. I love a bargain!

15 February

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    Feb 15, 2009, 09.28 AMby emlj

    Hi again! Cheers for the bird top comments, the top was based on the shape of the Sadie pattern :) You’re creations are getting so elegant! love all your shirts, i’ve been trying to have a go at some…psyching myself up to the JJ one hehee

14 February

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    Feb 14, 2009, 03.15 PMby kateje

    I’m looking forward to seeing those pants and the winter coat. I take it the coat is for next winter since we are almost in spring :) Either way post pictures ASAP. I really do love all your creations and your choices in fabric are AMAZING!

12 February

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    Feb 12, 2009, 05.54 PMby kateje

    Thanks for the comment on my wallet :D I loved your tutorial, it was really easy and made so much sense. I really love love your purple wallet :) and all your creations are so nice and meticulously put together. I can’t believe you put “novice” as your skill level.

    You should also know that your wallet how-to is what made me want to start sewing again :D:D

    Ow and I really love the sewing room.

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    Feb 12, 2009, 05.17 PMby Les Bonnes Vivantes Paris

    hi, thanks for the lovely comment, and thanks also for taking an interest in my blog-I’m not sure what’s going on with the comment thing, but I’ll try to fix it. I’m actually pretty new to this blogging thing and there’s a lot of technical issues I’m just learning about.

    And by the way, I really just started to cook, and not particularly great at it yet, but figured if I have to feed myself better not to have to suffer too much, haha. I’d rather bake, honestly- cake art, now that’s something I can get into!

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    Feb 12, 2009, 04.20 PMby sakko

    thank you for the nice comments all the time!

11 February

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    Feb 11, 2009, 12.56 PMby camilaustral

    thanks for the comment on my embroidered tee…

    it didn’t take that long to finish, but it was hard to get all the stitches to the same lenght :P

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.11 PMby barbaraagatha

    Hello! Party skirts are a must. And if you pair them with a simple belt and shirt…it’s perfect for work! Great work :)

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    Feb 10, 2009, 12.18 PMby bymarie

    Thank you for the comments on my creations! i’ve seen your creations here and I get really inspired of your dresses! well, I’m heading back to my sewing machine now. Thank you again!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 11.09 AMby anajan

    Hi erdronen, Thank you so much for your nice comments on my creations. I have to admit I was quite surprised by a number of comments on my green skirt, especially because it was a pattern tryout, wearable muslin kind of garment. I guess it turned out just fine :). On the other hand, the blazer was a conquest project – I had to match the checks, to alter the pattern for better fit and I had a struggle with sleeves (I’m not completely satisfied with them, but let’s say they are OKish). For the first time I regretted that I hadn’t done a muslin first. I was lucky it ended well, since I liked the fabric very much and I couldn’t buy a new one. Keep well, Ana

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    Feb 10, 2009, 06.45 AMby sarsaparilla

    Thanks for the comment on my JJ :) I was looking through your creations and wow – I love your little black Danielle! I’d been meaning to make a similar dress for a while, but I like your idea of using a stretch fabric to dodge the need for a zipper (I don’t like zippers much! I much prefer to get a dress done quickly without the need for lots of pins and basting stitches!). Also, I’m about to make the organiser wallet :) Very cute!

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    Feb 10, 2009, 02.03 AMby minnietheminks

    Thanks so much for your comment on my dress :) I was a little star struck by getting a comment from a featured member! I agree with divine your sewing room looks amazing.

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2009, 09.10 PMby jem1022

    Thank you so much on your comment and I will be putting up some more with other colors too even though grey is my color…..

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    Feb 9, 2009, 04.24 PMby dkocsis45

    Thank you again, this time for the comment on the black and white a-line skirt. I’m glad you liked it! It really was pretty simple to make. I have a skirt pattern that I drafted for my wife that I use for multiple things, and once it’s drafted, it’s pretty easy to make it into whatever you want. The ruffle took some trial and error, but I did it first in muslin and got the length of the skirt and the exact fullness of the ruffle worked out. was definitely worth it!

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    Feb 9, 2009, 09.58 AMby sew-pr-t

    I really appreciate your comment on my dress & accessories, and I must say I LOVE your sewing room it is so pretty and well organized! A lovely space to create in.

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    Feb 9, 2009, 09.54 AMby rosyapple

    thankyou for compliments on the cloud dress!

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    Feb 9, 2009, 06.37 AMby pinksunflower

    Thanks for comment on my Kasia variation. It took me so long to face completing it! I did say aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lots of times before I finsihed it!.

8 February

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    Feb 8, 2009, 09.39 PMby dkocsis45

    Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment on the historic undies. T’was very kind of you, my lady. I love your lime alison too. green is just such a great color! I see you live in Cincin. ever eat at Slims by any chance? just wondering. I used to work for the owner, back some 15 years ago at another restaurant in another part of Ohio. Just currious. :) Oh yes, and your blouse for the suit contest was quite nice!

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    Feb 8, 2009, 01.14 PMby alazycalm

    Thanks for the encouragment! …And I am SO jealous of your sewing room – it looks amazing! I agree with bussey, though – I can’t believe you are calling yourself a novice! At some point, you’ll have to give in and promote yourself at least to intermediate! :) Best wishes, Rebecca