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4 September

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    Sep 4, 2015, 06.33 PMby Mokara

    Hi Lauriana, I was just looking through your creations and I’m very impressed. I hope you don’t mind that I’m adding you as a friend, because I don’t want to miss your future creations :)

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2013, 02.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hi Lauriana, I was looking at BurdaStyle support’s wall to check if something has happend since Thursday, but they must have a lot of trouble to solve this issue…! I was so happy last time it was up and running – but it last just for one or two weeks.. Let’s cross our fingers! :)

18 April

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    Apr 18, 2011, 11.58 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    so….im not sure how this has happened. but i think ive been on the site for two years now, and have stumbled upon most of the regulars and post-a-lots, but until today, have never seen your page. i thoroughly enjoyed looking through all your work! admirable pattern making and great personal style, cant wait to see more!!! ~ruffles

18 March

5 January

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    Jan 5, 2011, 04.47 PMby kimberleejean

    I just checked out your blog because of your kimono dress – AMAZING stuff! Your work is impeccable.

15 December

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    Dec 15, 2010, 11.32 AMby Monjio

    Hi lauriana,

    Nice to meet you! Great work, you have inspired me to begin finding time to create myself a new wardrobe!

    Oh I love your blog! I am following!

16 November

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    Nov 16, 2010, 07.18 AMby jeleena

    Thanks very much! :)

4 June

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    Jun 4, 2010, 12.39 AMby kasalina

    Hi Lauriana, Your work is remarkable!!!

    Hi Lauriana, Your work is remarkable!!! Never seen anything like it! I love the strapless maxi dress (black and white) that u made on in June 2009. Is it for sale? I would like to buy 4 like that (for my 3 sisters and I); do you have other colors apart from black and white? looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks kasalina

3 May

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    May 3, 2010, 04.06 PMby sabina

    all your work is AMAZING so elegant yet modern, I am a fan!

21 December

3 December

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    Dec 3, 2009, 02.49 PMby sewneenee

    I was just checking out your studio…what an amazing body of work! Really inspiring, I’d wish you good luck with your new endeavor but I don’t think you’ll need it! fabulous stuff!!!

25 November

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    Nov 25, 2009, 03.25 PMby amylouisa

    oh my god your amazing!!!! i esp love the leather jackets! wowowow!!!

2 August

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    Aug 2, 2009, 01.57 AMby hasi

    Thanks for your comment and advice on my wool jacket. I’ll try to iron it soon!!

3 July

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    Jul 3, 2009, 10.07 AMby sisterpatterson

    Thanks for your awesome comment,I don’t sew by patterns…lol I just place my material on the table pray over it and see it in my head….but I would love to sew by pattern and get the job done right.Thanks again doll.

30 June

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    Jun 30, 2009, 02.45 AMby frankiesoup

    Any chance the sewing machine in that pic is an old Jones? The box looks exactly the same as mine! :)

    You have some gorgeous creations! Thanks for sharing!

22 June

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    Jun 22, 2009, 11.06 AMby smvphotography

    hi lauriana, can you tell i would really like to be dutch? thank you for your nice compliment and keep on being a busy beaver!

10 June

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    Jun 10, 2009, 11.44 PMby ksanajoy

    Having looked through all your creations and besides admiring them, I couldn’t stop noting that you have something in common with Isabelle Huppert.. :)

8 June

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    Jun 8, 2009, 11.19 PMby oscarthegrouch108

    thanks for the comment on my wedding dress! i’m so happy with how it’s turned out. actually, the pattern isn’t very hard to start with, it’s the details that make it look complicated.

4 June

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    Jun 4, 2009, 02.37 PMby nehmah

    I hope you are having much fun with your new machine. Congratulations. I’d rather have a new machine than a car or TV. Nehmah

2 June

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    Jun 2, 2009, 07.37 PMby grinchy

    I saw your knit dress in the burdastyle photos. Yay for sergers! I’ll be so happy when I can get one (and make it work!!)

1 June

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    Jun 1, 2009, 09.21 AMby tatuswelle

    Oh and thanks for the comment on the jersey dress too. Good advice; I will definitely use it and do most of the pattern-free stuff with jersey for now! : )

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    Jun 1, 2009, 09.19 AMby tatuswelle

    Thanks for the comment on my african wax skirt to dress : ).

24 May

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    May 24, 2009, 06.15 AMby ashchaser

    Thanks! This was my first attempt at working with stripes and it actually turned out pretty well for the most part. By the way I really love all of your creations, they are all so classic and beautiful!

21 May

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    May 21, 2009, 08.01 AMby pinupglamour

    Ah! You are amazing! What great tailoring in all of your pieces!

20 May

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    May 20, 2009, 07.03 PMby manjo

    bonjour Lauriana!ireally like your style sexy but classique thangs for all creations and explanation i’am a new menber i dont sew a lot with a baby but i enjoy everry little bit i do .

8 May

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    May 8, 2009, 03.14 AMby carottesauvage

    Hi there, thanks for the compliment! Yep I drafted the dress myself using the drafts of my ‘Denim Pleated Skirt’ I made last spring combining it with the bust and waist lines from a friend’s dress, comparing it with JJ’s bodice and Elaine’s "coffee date dress’’, divided the front part to accommodate button strip and Nancy’s collar and yoke, half appropriation really…

5 May

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    May 5, 2009, 06.58 PMby nattyjane

    Hey, thanks for you comment on the scalloped skirt. I have to admit that this creation was quite the experiment. I started by sewing the scalloped edges onto two layers of fabric and then turning them out, but it didn’t quite give me the shape I was thinking of. So instead I put strips of fusible interfacing on the backs of the strips of cotton and then cut out the scalloped edges. Like I said, it’s experimental and I was playing around with various ideas so we’ll see how it holds up and maybe I can come up with another method for a future skirt.

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    May 5, 2009, 05.07 AMby hajnika

    Comming from you,such a nice comment,gave me the joy of my work.

3 May

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    May 3, 2009, 07.09 AMby salvia

    Thank you very much for your nice comment. It was not so difficult to change the pattern, I only added the sleeves to a jumperskirt pattern. I sewd a lot of Lolita dresses in the past. Mostly I use patterns from the Gosu Rori (I can´t believe I fit in Japanese sizes). Natron&Soda is a great resource for patterns. I never really used one, but it is also a good inspiration.

12 April

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    Apr 12, 2009, 09.41 PMby Marte Holm

    Hi Lauriana! Thank you so much. Yes, I drafted the kimono sleeves in one with the bodice, on a 90 degree angle to the CF, which gives a surprisingly free range of movement. I can easily raise my arms straight to the sky, even with a very fitted bodice, which was a problem for me with set-in sleeves. Many kimono sleeves are drafted maybe 60 degrees to the CF, and then you get the armraising problem. My word of advice: round off the part where the sleeve meets the bodice, similar to the underarm on this Burda shirt, except not as baggy. If you round the corner sufficiently, it can substitute the gusset, at least a little. It’s much faster to sew than a gusset.

    The only downside to the 90 degree sleeves is that you get a lot of wrinkles at the underarm area, because the extra fabric has to go somewhere. I don’t mind that look at all, though.

    Anyway, my compliments on your style!It is goth-ish without looking contrived, something I strived to do for five years before I gave up. And your drafting skills must be great. Especially your skirts seem to drape very well. Do you have a secret to that?