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5 October

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    Oct 5, 2016, 08.43 PMby Susaaan

    Hello Jue,

    I really liked your article “Yojeggings — Leggings are not pants”. One thing I enjoyed was that you made a clear statment followed by the perfect solution.

    I would really appreciate the opportunity to provide a guest post that would bring value to you and your audience. If you’re interested I’d be happy to provide a few topics I had in mind.

    Thanks, Susan

14 November

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    Aug 9, 2011, 05.23 AMby JulietSews

    I love your style! Your projects are so gorgeous and inspiring! I especially love your bamboo wrap dress – so pretty :)

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      Aug 9, 2011, 07.58 AMby juebejue

      aww thank you!

4 January

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    Jan 4, 2011, 11.49 PMby carottesauvage

    Happy new year my dear! Thanks for your kind comment!xo

10 December

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    Dec 10, 2010, 03.28 AMby nishavinod2009

    u r so creative! keep sewing! am adding u to my friends list-i dont want to miss out on ur projects! ur blog is gooooood! u go girl!

7 December

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    Dec 7, 2010, 06.20 PMby tracyx

    Hi Jue! I didn’t know you only started sewing in 2007. That’s not so long ago and I thought you had been sewing for like many years. Keep up the good work :D

1 December

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    Dec 1, 2010, 06.29 AMby kamavenue

    Your projects look awesome! Do you use serger for all these?

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      Dec 1, 2010, 08.23 AMby juebejue

      i use serger for most of them! though, recently i began to realise that some fabric dont need sergering, and there are other ways to finish the seam that looks neater! sergering the edge also cause more bulk! :)

20 October

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.38 AMby carottesauvage

    Hello Juebejue! Thanks for your sweet comments on both of my recent posts!

    I hope you are well! X

10 October

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    Oct 10, 2010, 06.26 PMby Amy Shubitowski

    Hey, I am thinking about making eyelet dresses for my bridesmaids in my upcoming wedding. I am a beginner sewer, and was going to pick an easy pattern. Can you tell me if its possible to just use an eyelet material for the sewing pattern pieces or did you sew the eyelet on top of another material or lining?

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      Oct 11, 2010, 09.48 PMby juebejue

      hi Amy! my eyelet fabric was a pretty sturdy linen, so I didnt have to set it on top of another material at all. though! you should make them wear a slip underneath so that people cant see their panties :)

21 May

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    May 21, 2010, 04.12 AMby yellowgerbie

    hello! thank you sooo much for your reply and the measurements. it helps enormously – it doesn’t matter if i measure myself for the pattern size charts, the amount of ease they put into it always throws things out of whack. btw it sounds like we are very similar indeed (except that you’re bigger up top and i’m bigger down below :P) thanks again!! x

18 May

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    May 18, 2010, 06.25 AMby carolve

    Congratulations, your projects and your blog are amazing!!!!

20 March

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    Mar 20, 2010, 12.16 PMby msgems

    Hi Juebejue, I wondered if I could pick your brains? I am making a cord trench coat using mcalls M5525, going to make a few alterations, I want to add in an inverted kick pleat into the back and I noticed you did something similar with one of your projects (jacket with red buttons)… can you give me a quick run down how you did this? Thanks :-)

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      Mar 21, 2010, 05.23 AMby juebejue

      my brain is for yours to pick ;) i hope i can explain it clearly. but basically, i added 2 inches to the center back seam, but still sew the top and botton of the back seam at the original seam site. iron. then apply a >4inch wide fabric in the back of the pleat, sew it to the fabric on both of the sides.

      let me know if its not clear.

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      Mar 21, 2010, 07.33 PMby msgems

      Hey, thanks for this. I didnt see this until after I had a major brain storm, chopped up patterns and basically came to the same conclusion… phew! I have cut out all the pieces and now ready to go!! Fingers crossed and I have done exactly as you said. :-)

12 March

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    Mar 12, 2010, 11.33 AMby mishiko

    I love your creations. It’s great you started a blog.. :-)

5 March

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    Mar 5, 2010, 06.25 PMby susan294

    I love the Selfish Seamstress’ blog. Every nemesis she lists is a new sewer to admire. So glad she steered me to your wall. Amazing work!

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.50 PMby juebejue

      :D:D i love her too! (but shhh, she cant know that!)

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    Mar 5, 2010, 05.20 PMby threadsquare

    That’s pretty hilarious! I mean, you do find it funny, right? And I am totally assuming that ya’ll are BFF in real life, and you’re in on the joke.

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.52 PMby juebejue

      hahahah! yes, i was sternly warned beforehand and her blog post amused me greatly. though i have never met her in person, i did exchange messages with her quite a few times and i stalk her from time to time :P

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    Mar 5, 2010, 04.50 PMby carottesauvage

    Ergh…. Not to sure about this stuff on Selfishseamstress. She certainly demonstrates a great sense of wit and it is all tongue in cheek of course but too aggressive to my taste. So as Zozo wondered how are you going to retaliate? Adopt the cuteness of the rabbit, I hope ;)

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.53 PMby juebejue

      hahaha, i had an idea of retaliation — since she’s very hot on jeans right now, i am going into competition with her, stealing her ideas left and right, muahahaha!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 03.46 PMby msgems

    Hey, I just checked out http://selfishseamstress.wordpress.com/…. is this person for real?? Do you know them?

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.54 PMby juebejue

      hmmm! for all i know, she could be a cylon with an eye for fashion and a great sense of humor! her blog is awesome though — she post free patterns too!

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    Mar 5, 2010, 08.38 AMby zozowahine

    That blog post was so funny, and obviously frightening and filled with such naked aggression! How are you going to retaliate?!

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.54 PMby juebejue

      hehehe, I am going to make a pair of jeans and steal her ideas for my jeans :D

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    Mar 5, 2010, 05.34 AMby hokidoki

    Wow, I just saw your creations on selfish Seamstress’. Love love your sewed garment and the styling and the photography. My husband loves photography too but he does not have the patience for taking pictures of my creation, too bad. thanks for sharing

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      Mar 5, 2010, 07.56 PMby juebejue

      hehe thanks! if you promise your husband that for one of the set you will wear something sexy and let him take photos of you in that, u might find him much amenable to taking photos for you! teehee!

3 March

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    Mar 3, 2010, 03.48 AMby alden

    So super sad thing! We wont be in san fran for the weekend :( we are heading out on thursday. we will be back i promise and we will meet up

14 February

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    Feb 14, 2010, 04.41 PMby erdronen

    Hi juebejue! I’ve been so lazy lately! I have a winter coat cut out, but just not the motivation to get started! It’s all the TV shows coming back that keep getting to me… :) Hopefully I’ll get some time to work on it and then post a little more!

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    Feb 14, 2010, 01.00 AMby strategicdecay

    i’m currently looking through your posts. you have awesome taste! thank you for sharing. :)

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      Feb 14, 2010, 02.09 AMby juebejue

      hehe thank you for looking! i love it when people like my creations :)

12 February

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    Feb 12, 2010, 08.25 PMby lepetithoot

    Sweet status!!! Free sewing equipment rocks!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 02.09 AMby juebejue

      i know! its absolutely beautiful!

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    Feb 12, 2010, 07.50 PMby seasidelaundry

    Your adorable Pea Style Coat caught my eye & I am so happy to discover all your creations. They are delightful! Being 4’11’ also, I find your tips on adjustments most helpful. Since I am a vintage version of a 4’11’ person (my children all older than you) I sometimes lose my “I’ll make it work anyway” attitude. So, now you are a motivational inspirator! Thanks-what a natural talent you have!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 02.14 AMby juebejue

      aww thank you! i love meeting other under-5-foot people! i just read your profile, sounds like you have a really interesting sewing career! i used to make teddy bears too and you dolls look really cute!

11 February

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    Feb 11, 2010, 09.17 AMby bttn

    I love your beautiful projects!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 02.16 AMby juebejue

      thank you! :)

10 February

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.51 PMby dorawarren

    Your projects are awesome!

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      Feb 14, 2010, 02.19 AMby juebejue

      thanks!! im glad you like it!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 09.32 PMby threadsquare

    Amazing projects, and congrats on being featured!!! I’m adding you to my friends, cuz I just can’t wait to see what’s next in your studio :)


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      Feb 14, 2010, 02.22 AMby juebejue

      thank you! i will definitely keep the creations coming :) love to see more from you too! your diy wedding is amazing, i wish i had more time to make a wedding dress for myself!

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    Feb 10, 2010, 04.53 PMby alden

    Hey Juebejue, first off your coat is freakin amazing, it’s going to be the featured project so keep an eye out for it on the homepage, secondly Carol and I are going to be in san fran end of feb beginning of march and we would love to meet up for coffee or a drink if you’re around! Best A

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      Feb 10, 2010, 06.13 PMby juebejue

      gasp awesome and awesome! i would LOVE to have it as a featured project :D and i would LOVE to meet up with you and carol! I hope you guys are here on a weekend though! since i work and live about 1 hr away its hard to go to SF on the weekdays. but no matter what, please let me know your itinerary so that i can plan to meet up! i’ve been wanting to meet my favorite entrepreneurs for a while now, so i am super psyced right now :) what are you guys planning to do in SF? will you visit britex?(overpriced but pretty fun to go to fabric store in the middle of downtown sf)

4 February

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    Feb 4, 2010, 11.35 PMby lele1988


    I really really love the double breasted coat you made from the talea variation pattern.

    Could you tell me how you did the buttons as it looks great- are there any buttons on the inside to secure the left hand side of the coat?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks!! x x

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      Feb 5, 2010, 02.38 AMby juebejue

      hi lele!
      I am glad that you liked my “awesome coat”! it is my favorite coat ever :) I will have to get back to you on the length i shortened, but! the best thing to do is to wear an existing coat, put a pin at where you want the length to be (center back is a pretty ideal place). measure from the back collar-to-body seam to the pin, and add 5-10 inches to give yourself seam allowance and room for regrets. when you are working on the coat, make sure to work on sealing off the bottom of the coat after you have tried the coat-to-be on and liked the length, cut if its too long.

      as for the buttons, you just have to make sure that the button hole and buttons are at a symmetrical place! (you probably have too anyway if you want ti to look nice); also, do button holes and buttons on both side of the front pieces, they should look symmetrical to eachother. I didnt put anything in side, just flip your front flaps open and button up! (try it on your existing peacoats, though the collar might look weird!)

28 December

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    Dec 28, 2009, 05.58 AMby sahx17

    all of your projects are adorable and i am so inspired! =)