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26 May

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    May 26, 2011, 12.41 AMby yays

    Love your blog, love your projects, love your style… love your attention to details! Thanks for inspiring me so much! Since reading your blog posts, i’ve gone on to tackle sewing projects I never would have dreamed about before… And thanks for all the amazing tips!

29 March

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    Mar 29, 2011, 07.03 PMby Testosterone

    LUV your lips! They are your signature feature. Congrats on the televised sewing gig!

6 May

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    May 6, 2010, 01.04 PMby letamirage

    Hi Gertie your work is very pretty :)

27 April

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    Apr 27, 2010, 08.31 PMby bryannanana

    how do you make your variation of Malissa 1? do you have any instructions I can follow?

24 February

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    Feb 24, 2010, 02.53 PMby msgems

    Hi Gertie I just wanted to say Hi in a non-stalkerish way. I’ve been debating the Collette patterns for a while and noticed that you have been a pattern tester for lots of them. By the way, all your creations are gorgeous and I am pretty darn jealous. I have my eye on the Rooibos. As you’ve made this already, would you say that it would suit someone of a more curvy nature?? I dont know my measurements off the top of my head but if you look at My Studio you will get an idea of what I look like. I love this dress and really want to make it but I get a bit paranoid about my giant hips! I dont want to look out of proportion. I also live in UK so getting the pattern for me would require a bit of effort, and I obviously only want to do this if its going to turn out well. Anyway, sorry for rambling at you. Hope you can help :-)

15 February

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    Feb 15, 2010, 06.55 PMby irmchen

    Hi Gertie! I just had a look at you creations! It is amazing how you enveloped. Only one year and a few month are passed and you grew up to a hihg level seamstress! I am also interested in your blog entrys, that is why I put your name down in my friends list. My english is so bad… Sorry! It is hard to find words.

31 January

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    Jan 31, 2010, 07.44 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    first i have to say you are gorgeous!!!! and the dresses you make suit you perfectlyy!!! you look awsomeee!!! congrats for all those wonderful projects!! my absolute favourite is the purple one!(it is my fav colour) kepp sharing please :D

14 January

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    Jan 14, 2010, 02.28 PMby christine-1

    hi gertie, I’d love to find out more about the nyc sewing club. do you guys still meet? I’d love to hear from you. -christine

20 October

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    Oct 20, 2009, 03.08 PMby BeYou TiFul

    Hi Gertie,

    I just took a tour in your profile and I must say Wow. I really like all the dresses you’ve made. I like vintage fashion and bright colors and all these features I see in your creations. Beautifull! Keep up the good work and I am looking forward to see more of your creations! JS

16 October

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    Oct 16, 2009, 08.56 PMby smallone

    Hi Gertie – congrats on the blogging role for BurdaStyle – very much looking forward to your posts!!

    Just has a look at your blog – on McCalls 5936 – I have the same peplum probs!!! I redrafted the back peplum without the ruffles, as I’m not really a ruffle kinda gal, but the front ones do not sit nicely – like you I feel it kinda ruins a great jacket pattern. In hindsight I think they needed to be cut on the bias as I notice that they are drafted to take on some of a ruffle of their own, sort of pushues them to the front under the front princess seam. Was thinking of posting mine and seeing what the experienced sewer here at BurdStyle think.

16 September

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    Sep 16, 2009, 05.54 AMby jakalicious24

    Hi Gertie, Was hoping to join your sewing group, if you all meet. I take fashion design classes at F.I.T. It would be nice to get together with other people who enjoy sewing :)

30 June

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    Jun 30, 2009, 07.54 PMby lizet

    I just love your dresses. They’re so awesome.

14 May

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    May 14, 2009, 04.42 AMby movant

    Hi Gertie! I live in Astoria, too, and do some design work for theatre costumes, both shopping and construction. I’d love to be a part of your group. Anyone else out there who does costumes? My specialty, I guess, is copying vintage designs for shows and repairing vintage clothing. I never went to design school, I’ve just been at it for a long, long time, learning from my aunt and grandmother.

    I really like your designs shown above. Do you think the group will have a meeting at all? That would be terrific!

12 January

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    Jan 12, 2009, 03.04 AMby oodko

    Hello! Just wanted to say thanks for your very looovely Malissa variation. Funny you should call it your holiday present dress, as I just made one for a friend who recently moved away this Christmas. All the best this new year, take care!

14 November

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    Nov 14, 2008, 06.51 AMby susisonne

    Hi Gertie,

    thanks a lot for your how-to. I love this dress and I have to do it!!! Do you know how much fabric you used?

4 October

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    Oct 4, 2008, 06.02 PMby tresjolie

    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! i knew you’d win!

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    Oct 4, 2008, 11.09 AMby joannegreathead

    congrats on this great variation looking forward to mor of your fab designs.

3 October

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    Oct 3, 2008, 10.54 AMby sewella

    Congratulations on winning the competition! I voted for your dress since I liked it the best and kept my fingers crossed :) I hope to see many, many beatuful creations from you. Happy sewing!

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    Oct 3, 2008, 12.49 AMby mjb14

    Dont mind at all – if anything, Id be absolutley honoured!!!

2 October

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    Oct 2, 2008, 11.24 PMby mjb14

    Hi Gertie – just wanted to congratulate you on winning the Malissa challenge. Your dress is gorgeous and was one of my favorites.

1 October

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    Oct 1, 2008, 05.04 PMby tresjolie

    just voted for your malissa! super cute!

26 September

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    Sep 26, 2008, 03.54 PMby elneenya

    Hi Gertie— Thank you for the kind words! I actually didn’t go to design school, so that’s quite a compliment! I was just a bored kid in a small town who needed a hobby, I guess, and sewing was it! Now I teach at a design school, where I hope I’m able to share some wisdom with my students! P.S.—I secretly love your Malissa variation the best, even though mine is also in the running. ;) Good luck!

25 September

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    Sep 25, 2008, 04.22 PMby reneebeth

    I agree with rebexy, the red dress is awesome. I’ve never in my life liked a tie-neck garment, and I experienced a complete turnaround when I saw your dress!

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    Sep 25, 2008, 12.44 PMby rebexy

    adorable red dress! i could browse mood for hours, you always find the perfect fabric!

13 September

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    Sep 13, 2008, 07.05 PMby reneebeth

    I just wanted to let you know that I liked your comment on the Malissa Challenge wall. It made me smile!