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31 August

6 August

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    Aug 6, 2011, 06.50 PMby silvermink

    Aaaaahh! I’m going crazy, favoring almost every one of your projects! It’s just so inspiring and something in my fabric stash responds to your designs :) I just say: go, goooooo, goooooooo! :)

15 June

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    Jun 15, 2011, 09.37 PMby monstery

    Hello:) I love all the dresses you make. I didn’t think I liked long sleeved dresses until I saw yours site. Very nice. needing to work on my sewing so I can have projects up soon,instead of just sketching and dreaming. Good luck on future projects!^ ^

29 April

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    Apr 29, 2011, 06.02 PMby Sofiagynther

    Inspired by you, as I always am :), I’m about to sew something out of the Stylish dress book. I think I’ve got most of it figured out, except if there is seam allowance included in the pattern. So I thought maybe you could help me, since I know you’re experienced! Thank you for sharing your work, I follow your blog aswell and I always get truly impressed and inspired!

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      Apr 30, 2011, 08.50 AMby iroiro

      Hello! Thank you for your lovely comment!

      I must just say that your yellow dress is beyond gorgeous :)

      With the Stylish Dress Book, you do need to add seam allowance. They give the recommended number in the book for each pattern – it’s that little number next to each seam.
      However, they are usually quite generous. Just add what you like.

      Hope this helps! Happy sewing, I look forward to see what you make!

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      Apr 30, 2011, 02.26 PMby Sofiagynther

      Thank you so much! I started cutting last night and looked at the pattern more closely and found the numbers. But it’s really good to know from someone who’s done it before!
      And thank you for your comment about the dress! I will hopefully be posting some Stylish dress book projects soon!

1 February

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    Feb 1, 2011, 12.28 AMby Natalia *

    You are quite the talented young lady. Congratulations on your feature -I’m glad I came across your studio. Lots of inspiration to be found there.

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      Feb 1, 2011, 01.22 PMby iroiro

      Oh thank you!
      I am pleased to provide some inspiration and give something back to this creative community :)

31 January

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    Jan 31, 2011, 10.24 AMby Monjio

    What a nice start to your week!! Congratulations on Etsy Front Page!

    I was excited to see you there!!

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      Feb 1, 2011, 01.21 PMby iroiro

      Thank you so much! That’s really sweet of you :)

      Considering the amount of time I spend on Etsy, it seems extraordinary that I have missed both front page appearances so far! Next time hopefully….

27 January

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    Jan 27, 2011, 10.01 PMby rachelnyc

    You’re very welcome iroiro! We are so happy to have you as a member and be able to share your story with the community :)

    -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

26 January

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    Jan 26, 2011, 11.50 PMby ashchaser

    So glad you’ve finally been featured! Its about time

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      Jan 29, 2011, 04.38 PMby iroiro

      Aw thank you!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 03.48 PMby emlj

    What a fantstic blog you’ve got, for only 16 you’re incredibly talented, and those cute little animals, i want them all!!

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      Jan 29, 2011, 04.39 PMby iroiro

      Thanks very much!

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    Jan 26, 2011, 02.06 PMby sewhappy-1

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff! I have a soft spot for anything vintage-like (though I’ve never tried to make any myself…) and I especially liked your lace collars. :)

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      Jan 29, 2011, 04.41 PMby iroiro

      Thank you so much!
      You should definitely try making something with a lace collar, I think it adds instant vintage style ;) And I just use the edge of an old doilie most the time, so you can see it is very easy.

27 December

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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.06 PMby lizah

    Hi there! Just wanted to tell you, I love all your creations! You’re so talanted and so cute! I added you to my friends so that I don’t miss when you post a new project ;)

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      Jan 29, 2011, 04.42 PMby iroiro

      Hi Lizah, thank you!
      That is really sweet of you, I will make sure to add you as a friend too :)

20 December

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    Dec 20, 2010, 01.15 AMby aluckmann

    Sophia dear, I just thought of something – are you on ravelry? If you are not, you should be. It’s knitting and crochet community similar to Burda, but specifically for yarn lovers. I know you fall into this category. http://www.ravelry.com.

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      Dec 21, 2010, 05.50 PMby iroiro

      Thanks for the tip, but actually I am. Only recently though..but I feel I have already spent far too much time browsing it’s awesome collection of patterns!
      Thank you :)

19 December

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    Dec 19, 2010, 09.58 PMby violetsky

    Well done for your Sunday Times Style feature, I did a complete double take when I saw the photo. Fab article.

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      Dec 21, 2010, 05.49 PMby iroiro

      Thank you so much!!
      haha, I’ve had a few people tell me that ;)

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    Dec 19, 2010, 09.54 PMby janene

    Congratulations on your feature. Well deserved x

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      Dec 21, 2010, 05.48 PMby iroiro

      Thank you!!

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    Dec 19, 2010, 08.58 PMby Natasha Venzke

    Congratulations on the Sunday Times feature. It’s awesome!

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      Dec 21, 2010, 05.48 PMby iroiro

      Aw thank you so much!

3 October

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    Oct 3, 2010, 04.56 PMby ragdollyy

    Hello, May i ask where you got your glasses from? - They are adorable, as are your dresses!! :)

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      Oct 18, 2010, 09.45 AMby iroiro

      Hello, thank you!
      You mean my glasses in my profile pic? They are vintage ones I’m afraid (I seem to collect them), but the ones I showed on my blog once are from Jack Wills. They are the closest I could find to vintage style which I could get perscription lenses for.
      :) x

21 September

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    Sep 21, 2010, 09.04 PMby prairieponygirl

    I Iroiro! I was just wondering which volume was it? Of the “Pattern Magic” books. I’ve been eyeing that book for a while now, and now I have to get it. (because of that cute dress you made!) Thank you very much! Your projects are wonderful!

25 August

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    Aug 25, 2010, 04.08 AMby junaluska

    Ah, yes – the magical world of Youtube! Thanks for the help – now I have an idea of where to start. =]

23 August

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    Aug 23, 2010, 12.52 AMby junaluska

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your projects!

    Also…how did you learn to knit? I suddenly have a burning desire to learn how to knit [especially after seeing your knitted bows!!!], so I was wondering if you know of a book or something that would help. Thanks!

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      Aug 24, 2010, 09.10 AMby iroiro

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment.

      Well, I was lucky – my Grandma taught me to knit when I was about four. However, I only taught myself to crochet this year, so I know where you’re coming from.

      I’m not sure about any books, but I found videos on YouTube really helped! You can watch what the person is doing and knit along with them.

      Hope this helped! Good luck :)

10 August

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    Aug 10, 2010, 09.47 PMby missdandy

    Congrats on two of your dresses making the best of July!!!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 02.43 PMby iroiro

      Thanks! It’s so nice to think others like my creations too!

20 July

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    Jul 20, 2010, 01.09 AMby petitmoutonbleu

    hello there!!! you make amazing dresses!!! gorgeous job dear!!!!! and you look so pretty in your pics!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 02.41 PMby iroiro

      Thank you very much! I really appreciate your comment :)

12 July

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    Jul 12, 2010, 11.35 PMby violetsky

    I hope you get your sewing machine fixed quickly, because I am looking forward to more of your beautiful creations.

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      Jul 13, 2010, 09.04 PMby iroiro

      oh thank you! I am happy to say that my machine is feeling much better now :)

24 June

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    Jun 24, 2010, 06.42 PMby tiggerifictasha

    I’m thinking of getting the Stylish Dress Book, thanks to your creations from it! You bought it from Etsy? But is it in english? Or can you still follow the patterns? Thank you!

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      Jun 24, 2010, 07.31 PMby iroiro

      Oh that’s great! I really recommend it. I bought mine from a seller ‘lilymeru’ on Etsy, who sells it very reasonably. The books are in Japanese, but there are clear diagrams and you don’t need to speak the lingo. I don’t read a word, so I’m a testimont to that.
      I’d get the first book to begin with, as the later books are slightly more difficult.
      Good luck! I look forward to see what you make!

21 June

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    Jun 21, 2010, 08.15 PMby Damian Sawicki

    I like your choice of materials, very exquisite.

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      Jun 24, 2010, 07.27 PMby iroiro

      Oh thanks!

17 June

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    Jun 17, 2010, 01.38 AMby Ophelia K

    I love your work! Very inspiring! Style, fabric choice, and everything is just so lovely.

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      Jun 17, 2010, 04.56 PMby iroiro

      Thank you! I am also a huge fan of your gorgeous creations, and congratulations on being the featured member! I live in England but would love to visit Japan soon, hopefully when there is a craft fair. I enjoy reading your blog too and have linked it to mine :)

15 June

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    Jun 15, 2010, 09.24 PMby seussian

    Super cute creations, God bless you, M

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      Jun 16, 2010, 07.52 PMby iroiro

      Thank you very much :)
      Answering to your kind comment on my floral dress, the shoes are from my favourite ever shop – Irregular Choice. They are in Carnaby Street, London, but also have an online shop by the same name. The ones I’m wearing have birds and elephants on, and I also have another pair covered in roses. Love them!

11 June

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    Jun 11, 2010, 06.21 AMby loyl8

    You have such a cute sense of style. Love it!!

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      Jun 12, 2010, 02.28 PMby iroiro

      Thank you! I’ve just been looking at some of your projects and love your Sweet Neopolitan – so stylish!

10 June

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    Jun 10, 2010, 12.16 AMby verypurpleperson

    I love everything you make!

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      Jun 10, 2010, 11.14 AMby iroiro

      Thank you so much! I really love reading your blog and have been so inspired by your lovely creations. My favourite is your brown pom pom batik dress which is fun, but elegant too. Love your style!