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1 May

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    May 1, 2014, 10.38 PMby caliluv87

    I love your afternoon tea top and I’m currently trying to make another project based on this pattern. I was just wondering if you made this pattern by hand or if you used some type of pattern making software. I’m trying to make a skirt, but it will be a lot easier if I can just print out pieces like your lovely pattern.

25 June

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    Jun 25, 2012, 09.38 PMby Smk199797

    I’m making the tea top, but the pdf included on the page doesn’t include the pattern pieces, or much information at all, really. There are only the first two pages to it. Could you possibly email it to me or something?

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      Jun 26, 2012, 07.48 AMby ichigogirl

      Hi! You have to use the “print pattern at home”-link, not the first one (“Get all information”). The first one is compiled by Burdastyle and since I uploaded this pattern before they implemented that function it doesn’t work well.
      I just downloaded the pattern and it’s all there, in 14 pages. Good luck!

12 December

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    Dec 12, 2011, 08.58 PMby patti-r


    Wanted to personally Thank you so much for doing this, my niece will so appreciate your kindness as do I. She, my niece, is learning to sew while recovering from a bone marrow transplant, is not old enough (12 going on 40) to join Burdastyle, I understood the directions just from looking at them but she insisted on doing this herself.

    Big Hugs, Patti

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      Dec 13, 2011, 09.12 AMby ichigogirl

      Aha, what a brave girl! I do hope her recovery is smooth and that she’s well soon. How nice that she wants to learn how to sew, and that she has someone to ask for help!
      I have two nieces, I love them to pieces (my heart fills up with love from just looking at pictures of them), it must be very hard for you to have seen your niece go through a bone marrow transplant (serious stuff). I’ll pray for her to get well.
      Take care, you both!

12 October

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    Oct 12, 2011, 12.35 AMby Ana Cepeda

    Hey i’m going to try your (Afternoon) Tea Top but as a dress :D Gonna show here and link your pattern if I finish :D

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      Oct 13, 2011, 03.30 PMby ichigogirl

      Yey, good luck, I hope you like the result :-)!

23 September

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    Sep 23, 2011, 09.26 PMby dewreb

    I want to take a draping class so bad! That’s so cool that you just finished one! I can’t wait to see your new skills put into action!

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      Oct 13, 2011, 03.32 PMby ichigogirl

      Aw, I love the draping-course, it’s like the highlight of my week! So far we’ve only draped symmetrical, basic things like a blouse and a jacket, but it’s so much fun…! I hope you find one to attend!

21 September

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    Sep 21, 2011, 12.37 PMby frkbustad

    Oh, please share if you’ve got Berlin tips for a seamstress! I’ll be going to Berlin in a week…

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      Sep 21, 2011, 12.52 PMby ichigogirl

      I’m afraid I had time to look at parks only (work study trip), but Katarina here has some great ones: http://katarinasellsseashells.blogspot.com/p/map-of-thirft-stores-and-fabric-shops.html
      She’s from Berlin.
      Oh, and if you want to look at expensive brand name clothes there’s a great shop at Gendarmeri Square, The corner. I looooved it. Including the perfume-corner… but I spent most of the time examining Lanvin’s, Mc Queens and Balenciaga’s…: www.thecornerberlin.de
      Have a great trip!
      And ooh, one hint: all shops are closed on sundays, so do the museums on the sunday ;-)

20 September

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    Sep 20, 2011, 09.20 AMby blueskysunhigh

    I really love all of your stuff! Keep on sewing! :)

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      Sep 20, 2011, 10.31 AMby ichigogirl

      Thank you so much! I’m in a bit of a sewing-halt at the moment, tomorrow I will begin an evening draping class though, that should get me started :-). Can’t wait!

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      Sep 20, 2011, 10.40 AMby blueskysunhigh

      Oh… I know, how you feel. I’m in a similar situation. I have moved recently and my sewing-place isn’t yet established. Hope to get it done, soon. That’s why I post all of my old stuff. ;)

15 September

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    Sep 15, 2011, 08.18 AMby thelittleporcelain

    Mange tak fordi du lavede mønstret til “Afternoon Tea Top”, virkelig smuk top :)

    Thank you very much for making the pattern to “Afternoon Tea Top”, a really beautiful top :)

    - thelittleporcelain

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      Sep 20, 2011, 10.29 AMby ichigogirl

      Tusen tack! Vad kul att du tycker om det!

13 September

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    Sep 13, 2011, 05.12 AMby JulietSews

    Hi, I’m hoping to have a go at making your shrug soon – do you think I could get away with making it in lace with one-way stretch?

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      Sep 20, 2011, 10.32 AMby ichigogirl

      Hmmm… I THINK you could, if it’s not completely unflexible in the other direction, but then lace should have some flexibility to it. The tricky bit I guess would be the sleeve-openings, don’t make them too tight. And make sure to put the stretch in the right direction!
      Good luck!

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      Sep 20, 2011, 10.01 PMby JulietSews

      Thanks! I decided that the lace I had in my stash probably wouldn’t suit the project, but am on the hunt for something more suitable. In the meantime, thank you for the pattern, as an impatient novice this pattern is a dream! I would have sewn hundreds all weekend given half the chance!

27 July

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    Jul 27, 2011, 02.29 PMby Pickles52

    Hi ichigogirl I was looking at your Afternoon tea top and I absolutly love it!!!! After printing the pattern I reallized there are no pattern pieces just the instructions!!!! How do you get the pieces???? Thanks!!!!!!

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      Aug 14, 2011, 10.21 AMby ichigogirl

      You have to find the button that says “get pattern” (or something like that) and not the one that says “get all instructions”.
      If you did get the pattern, I’ve included the instructions in the pattern-pdf, so maybe you didn’t print all the pages? Take a look at the pdf, they should be there, if not something might have failed durng your download, try again!

26 July

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    Jul 26, 2011, 04.56 PMby Amor Allure

    http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/a-rose-is-a-rose here it is…. you need to report them to burdastyle after you read this

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      Aug 14, 2011, 10.25 AMby ichigogirl

      Hi! Thanks so much for letting me know! I reported it aaages ago (and it wasn’t stolen, it was transferred to her project when the old webiste was transferred to the new one, also aaages ago), and was told it was to be fixed. Nothing happened, so I uploaded it again (since it had disappeared from my account), reported the “copy” of the pattern again, was again promised it would be removed and trusted the answer.
      So I was quite surprised to find out it wasn’t!
      I’ve reported it again now, David has replied and this time I do trust they will fix it. FIngers crossed!

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      Aug 16, 2011, 03.03 PMby Amor Allure

      you welcome

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    Jul 26, 2011, 04.54 PMby Amor Allure

    ok i see you pattern on her again.I think someone stole it … the Anna pattern

19 July

13 May

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    May 13, 2011, 04.18 AMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    ichigogirl, are you back? i’ve been shouting your name at my blog!


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      May 13, 2011, 12.41 PMby ichigogirl

      OMG! I must check it out :-)!
      I’m not quite back yet… will try to get sewing again soon though! And now we have daylight almost 24/7, so I can actually photograph stuff I make, yey!

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      May 13, 2011, 02.25 PMby ichigogirl

      Update: ♥!

      Looked, loved it, you’re SO creative and stylish!
      I couldn’t comment on the blogpost though, blogger seems to be down at the moment… hm. Will try again :-)
      Have a great weekend! Sunday may be = sew-day for me, fingers crossed!

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      May 13, 2011, 08.55 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

      oh i hope you get your sewdaysunday! it’s so nice to see you back around the sewing crib :)

      i’m glad you like the dress, i am in love with your amazing pattern!

9 May

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    May 9, 2011, 10.19 PMby msbritten

    how weird I was just looking at this blog (http://fehrtrade.com) and thinking the same thing about going to see the Madame Gres show. so tempted to get on the Eurostar for a daytrip!

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      May 10, 2011, 11.35 AMby ichigogirl

      Do it! Oh you’re lucky to have the Eurostar… :-)!

7 May

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    May 7, 2011, 08.00 AMby asperge11

    hey, I made your tea top again :) thanks for an amazing pattern

20 April

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    Apr 20, 2011, 02.37 PMby carottesauvage

    Hey Karin!

    Hope you are well? Are you in Paris right now? Funny you mention the Madame Grès exhibition, I was thinking of going there next week. Do you want to meet up if you are around town? Let me know X

30 March

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    Mar 30, 2011, 01.21 PMby bekaem

    Hi there – thanks for your comment on my jacket! I remembered you asked about the Julian Roberts book – there is a pdf on his website that has quite a few images of his method and the address where to get the book (or brochure I think). If you’re interested: www.centreforpatterndesign.com and www.julianand.com

18 January

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    Jan 18, 2011, 08.28 PMby Nina Helland Sortland

    I´m waiting for Pattern Magic 2 to arrive in my mailbox. Hope it will be here soon :-D

21 October

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    Oct 21, 2010, 03.53 PMby cantare

    Wow, thank you for the showstudio urls! Those patterns are quite intimidating but I’m going to muster up the courage (and the fabric…) to create one! Thanks again! and yes…all this inspiration needs to pack its own bag of time to bring with it! :)

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    Oct 21, 2010, 05.10 AMby melindalouise

    Hi! Thanks for your comment ony my summer crossing skirt. And yes, I do live in the land of the penguins, although there aren’t that many koalas left!

20 October

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.53 AMby carottesauvage

    Hello Karin! Thanks for your kind comments on my recent posts! By the way, I got the Drape Drape volume 2 recently, I have to admit I prefer the first book. The same thing for Pattern Magic, the second is not as brilliant. But those publications are nonetheless amazingly inspirational! Keep well!x

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      Oct 21, 2010, 06.54 PMby bijouxbetty

      Hey Ms CS, I googled Drape Drape and couldnt find anything except for stuff on curtains… Can you give me more info on this book please?

6 October

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    Oct 6, 2010, 11.24 AMby anajan

    Hey Karin, thanks for commenting my jacket! Hehe, I was worried about the instructions – I wasn’t satisfied with the photos, and I was unsure whether I explained all the steps well. Now I’m relieved they’re your inspiration :).

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    Oct 6, 2010, 03.39 AMby kelepso

    Thank you for your comments regarding my Tuxedo Shorts, please vote for me at http://www.burdastyle.com/albums/186/images?page=9 and follow me on my blog at www.kelepsodesignstudio.blogspot.com. Thanks in advance!

9 September

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    Sep 9, 2010, 04.23 PMby hasi

    Hi! Thanks for your comments on my work. I love your creations so much!! Would be glad if I was as talented as you! Happy Sewing!

7 September

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    Sep 7, 2010, 04.10 AMby Rebecca Alleyne

    I absolutely love your work. You are a total inspiration right now! Thanks for sharing

5 September

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    Sep 5, 2010, 04.00 PMby caramia-made

    Alright, it’s official! You’ve inspired me to order a copy of Drape Drape Vol. 2! Your creations are just fabulous!

28 August

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    Aug 28, 2010, 08.23 PMby cantare

    I finally checked out your blog…very cool! I’m going to try the diamond-pleated design on a dress (sometime, maybe soon) so thanks!

23 August

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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.30 AMby carohernmora

    hey!!! i really really wanna make your afternoon tea top… i know its size 34 and i would love to make it in a couple sizes bigger… would you know how to resize it? im sure its not as easy as it sounds…. i am just starting to sew so i have no idea … THANKS!!!

2 July

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    Jul 2, 2010, 11.50 PMby rachelily

    It’s definitely ok, I am honored! That is a fantastic blog post – definitely loving that DK Cosy. :)

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      Jul 6, 2010, 09.58 AMby ichigogirl

      Great, thank you!