Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!



I'm back home for Christmas break - time to sew!







  1. Sign in to add a post

19 November

  • Missing

    Nov 19, 2013, 06.08 AMby wweber2

    Oh my gosh I haven’t been on here in forever! Your stuff is looking so polished and amazing! Also totally didn’t realize your birthday is the day after mine! haha I’m currently working on a dress for the nutcracker ballet should post it up when finished. Keep sewing and kicking butt! :D

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 7, 2013, 05.23 PMby melonhead

      Aw wow, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice complement! That’s incredible that your birthday is so close to mine. Yay for December birthdays! Also your nutcracker project sounds gorgeous and I can’t wait to see it!

1 October

  • Missing

    Oct 1, 2013, 01.44 PMby frecklefleur

    Hi Melonhead!

    I just wanted to leave a message cause you’re an HUGE inspiration to me! Your style, your photography, your sewing skills.. just breathtaking! I’m also an 18-year-old girl who’s obsessed with sewing. But I really wonder where you find the time to sew those detailed haute couture-ish clothes? I’m at university now and I can’t even find the time to buy fabrics! And normally I only sew more casual clothes, that don’t take up as much time as that GORGEOUS wedding dress that you made! I absolutely adore your style! I especially like your yellow coat, just aaah… I’m speachless!

    Lots of love, Fleur (The Netherlands)

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 7, 2013, 05.44 PMby melonhead

      Hi Fleur!

      I apologize for such a delayed response. I’ve been at school since September and I haven’t been on Burdastyle since then. I’m now on Christmas break so I finally have the time to catch up.

      Anyway, wow it’s so nice to meet another 18-year-old who loves to sew! You sound very passionate about sewing by the way that you write.

      I know what you mean when you say that you have no time to sew. I’ve just had my first quarter at college and I didn’t have anytime to sew during that period (it was terrible). The only advice that I can think of is to look at your schedule and see if there’s anything that you can cut out. I’m honestly still trying to figure this time thing out myself, so if you’ve learned anything I’d love to hear your advice!

      I hope all is well and that you’ve been able to sew!

      Much peace,

11 July

  • 953791a9ccc1cf47063169b887f9865869746a25_large

    Jul 11, 2013, 11.58 AMby jeffrey

    Hi Melonhead, I just “discovered” your profile here on burda and I just wanted to say how much I like your work. I love your style and I love your photography. You do beautiful work. Keep it up. I look forward to keeping an eye on your studio.

12 April

  • Dsc_9266_large

    Apr 12, 2013, 07.56 AMby Oana F.

    Congratulations! And good luck! :)

11 March

  • Missing

    Mar 11, 2013, 06.50 AMby EllieBrownCANSEW

    Your 1950’s style dress is awesome! was it hard to make?

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Apr 1, 2013, 12.11 AMby melonhead

      Thank you! No, it’s super easy to make. It’s really just a simple shift bodice on top with a gathered skirt.

18 February

  • Img_3532_large

    Feb 18, 2013, 10.39 PMby dudette0sam

    Esther, I just got trapped inside the magical world that is your blog. You are so crazy talented and passionate! I have been in art school studying fashion design for 4 years now and I’ve never seen someone as talented and driven as you! from your designs to your sewing, photography and i think i even saw some amazing sketches too! is there anything you can’t do and your only 18?!?!?! thank you for blowing my mind and helping give me that push of motivation that i needed today! keep doing what your doing! <3 Sa,

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Feb 24, 2013, 07.54 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you so much Sam for your kind words! They really encouraged me coming from someone who’s studying fashion! I went through all of your projects and I’m in love with your style! I wish you all the best luck on your schooling and career! Thanks again for your sweet words about my work! :)

3 November

  • Missing

    Nov 3, 2012, 04.41 AMby Joy Lomas

    Esther! I don’t even know if you remember me but oh well! I’d just like to say, that you are so amazing, everything you do is so creative and beautiful. I hope to see more wonderful things from you!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 10, 2012, 03.19 PMby melonhead

      Hi Joy! Yes, I’ve heard your name through my parents when they talk about you :) Thank you for saying hi and for your kind words :)

17 October

  • Dscf3003_large

    Oct 17, 2012, 10.06 AMby Super Jeanette

    You’re obviously very talented. May your dreams be fulfilled!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 10, 2012, 03.18 PMby melonhead

      Aw, thank you Auroras :)

16 October

  • 6e3656aa7036783b3e4bbc29f34d1029385afafe_large

    Oct 16, 2012, 05.52 PMby wzrdreams

    It is easy to see how blessed you are with creative talent. I’m sure that you will be accepted to the school of your dreams. Good luck with the next phase of your life!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 10, 2012, 03.18 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you wzrdreams for your kind words of encouragement! That really means a lot :)

29 April

  • Missing

    Apr 29, 2012, 12.13 AMby Jake Jones

    hey just wanted to say that i loved your masking tape dress, not so easy to handle sticky tape, very impressive :)

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      May 16, 2012, 03.32 AMby melonhead

      Thank you! Yes it was a bit of a “sticky” situation. haha pardon my pun ;)

18 March

  • Me_2_large

    Mar 18, 2012, 05.33 PMby msgems

    Awesome!! So proud of you. x

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Mar 19, 2012, 11.08 PMby melonhead

      Awe thanks buddy!! :)

16 March

  • Forburda_large

    Mar 16, 2012, 03.06 PMby skeeler

    Congratulations on your gold key award and have a great time in the Big Apple!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Mar 17, 2012, 07.39 PMby melonhead

      Awe thank you for the kind words! I’m very excited, I’ve never been there before!

15 January

  • Ooobop_thatched_house_large

    Jan 15, 2012, 01.24 PMby janene

    Congratulations on your award for the Masking Tape Dress. So deserved x

4 November

  • Bb856e7e-ff54-4fd5-ba83-b8882f742ccf_large

    Nov 4, 2011, 06.34 AMby amandala

    Hiii! I was wondering what pattern you used for the pea coat you made a while back?

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Nov 19, 2011, 09.36 PMby melonhead

      Hi there! I actually I cut up a coat that I got at a thrift store that fit nice and I used that as my pattern for the coat :)

3 August

  • Img_9533_large

    Aug 3, 2011, 05.35 AMby Joy Lomas

    Yay, okay thanks heaps :D

13 July

  • Img_9533_large

    Jul 13, 2011, 10.19 AMby Joy Lomas

    Okay, I know it seems that I’m stalking you. . . but I’m really not :P So would you be able to help me here, do you have any idea how to do the lace part attached to this dress?http://www.etsy.com/listing/77021970/vintage-50s-ivory-tea-length-wedding?ref=sr_gallery_32&amp;ga_search_submit&amp;ga_search_query=1950s+gown&amp;ga_order=price_desc&amp;ga_page=11&amp;ga_search_type=vintage&amp;ga_facet=vintage Thanks if you can help, thanks if you can’t, you’re awesome xx

    4 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jul 22, 2011, 02.03 AMby melonhead

      Haha don’t worry, I don’t think you’re stalking me. What do you mean by do the lace part? The scalloped bodice or the skirt? Because the for the skirt you’d just cut it out exactly like the fabric underneath it. For the scallops it looks like you’d just cut each part of the bodice so that the scallops are at the top where you want them…. I hope that makes sense…I’m horrible when it comes to explaining things! Good luck with everything!!!! I’m sure it will turn out beautiful!!

    • Img_9533_large

      Jul 26, 2011, 10.11 AMby Joy Lomas

      Thanks I thought so; so there would be seams in the lace?

    • Img_9533_large

      Jul 26, 2011, 10.25 AMby Joy Lomas

      Wow that was vague. Okay, the lace that covers the chest :O I dont know how to do it :(

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jul 29, 2011, 06.31 PMby melonhead

      Yes there would be seams. Although you could sew it at a smaller seam allowance so then the seams are not as noticeable. :)

17 June

  • Wedding_large

    Jun 17, 2011, 03.50 PMby leashbean

    you are absolutely amazing with all you do!! i really don’t think you can do wrong in sewing. Plus all the wonderful photo’s make my heart warm :)

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jun 19, 2011, 01.25 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you for such kind words!!

11 June

  • Img_9533_large

    Jun 11, 2011, 09.22 AMby Joy Lomas

    So apparently you listen to sleeping at last? If so then. . . Woah. Dude, you’re awesome. Godbless my friend. xx

    8 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jun 11, 2011, 02.28 PMby melonhead

      :DDDDDDD You’re the first person I’ve ever met (online or in real life) who’s ever heard of sleeping at last!!! That’s so cool!!!!! Haha actually my sister got married a couple of weeks ago and she walked down the isle to one of their songs. :) It was really pretty. God bless you too!!

    • Img_9533_large

      Jun 13, 2011, 08.56 AMby Joy Lomas

      Yay! I so want to get married to one of their songs :O Which was it!! Was it from one of the yearbooks?
      Next to me. . . Learning curve. . . .
      I bet it was Dear true love. . . haha :)
      Wow really? Welll They’re something special, I love their lyrics.
      Dude have you heard of anchor and braille? You might like them listen to sing out. You wont regret it i promise. :)

    • Img_9533_large

      Jun 13, 2011, 08.57 AMby Joy Lomas

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jun 13, 2011, 06.39 PMby melonhead

      I know, I kind of want to steal her idea for if I ever get married…I still have a while to wait so I’m sure by the time if I ever find anyone she won’t mind. Haha. She walked down the isle to the song The Ash in Our Clothes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bx3c_K5m5AA it was really pretty. :)
      I just looked them up and they’re really good!!! I really liked them! :D
      Have you heard of Sigur Ros? I think you might like them. My favorite song of theirs is Hoppipolla.

    • Img_9533_large

      Jun 14, 2011, 09.56 AMby Joy Lomas

      Sigur Ros I’ve heard of them, if you say they are good then they must be!! Ash in our clothes, I have it but i’ll have to listen to that a little bit closer.
      Dude, I’m pretty sure I’m going to get you to make me wedding dress, I’ll pay you anything, :P but i have to get engaged first. . . .haha.
      Well I hope and pray that you’ll have a wonderful husband and you will have a MAGNIFICENT wedding day. . . and you’ll walk down the isle to sleeping at last haha :) It’s really the dream isnt it?

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jun 19, 2011, 01.33 PMby melonhead

      Yes Sigur Ros is definitely worth a listen! :)
      Haha I’ll make yours, if you make mine! ;) Awww thank you, I pray that for you too! I’m sure you’ll find the perfect guy that God has set out specifically for you! :)

    • Img_9533_large

      Jun 22, 2011, 11.02 AMby Joy Lomas

      yes, definatly, if I know one thing about God, he answers prayers. Haha, I really need to get back into sewing before i attempt anything drastic like a wedding dress!!! hopefully i’ll be good enough to make yours. .. Or attemp to, or even vaguly imagine it possible. Now i’m on winter holidays, I can give it a whirl. :) I’m looking forward to some more blogposts from you? :) Take care my friend :) xx

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jun 24, 2011, 12.44 AMby melonhead

      Haha I know how you feel, I’m a bit rusty on my hand stitching…I should probably work on that, but I’ve just been too lazy.
      I know, I’ve been pretty bad in posting lately. I’ve been at an art camp all week and have been pretty busy with that. I’m working on making my first film, so hopefully I can get that up this week. :)
      You too, I hope you’re having a great summer!

5 June

  • 153955_2__large

    Jun 5, 2011, 04.05 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    I’m sooo jealous of your skills!!! besides you make so many different things, I can only really make dresses which I love… :) You’re gifted trully!!!!! congrats! You should make a tutorial and share with some of us that are still learning very slowly!!!!! Bug hug Have fun!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jun 6, 2011, 02.11 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you!! I’ve never thought about that, I just might have to do that this summer. :) Although I’m just warning that I’m pretty horrible when it comes down to describing things. Haha. You’re projects are beautiful by the way!

4 May

  • Svpply_large

    May 4, 2011, 04.15 PMby postmodest

    You’re amazing, girl!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      May 6, 2011, 01.19 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you! You’re amazing! I’m in love with your projects! Especially your shorts! :)

7 April

  • P3170696_large

    Apr 7, 2011, 04.40 PMby Sofiagynther

    You are incredibly talented in so many ways. Thank you for sharing!

    2 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Apr 18, 2011, 08.38 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you for such kind words! It really means a lot. I love all of your projects! They’re such an inspiration to me. :)

    • P3170696_large

      Apr 19, 2011, 06.18 AMby Sofiagynther

      Oh wow. Thank you so much!

5 April

  • Profile_picture_by_ielle77-d5exs9y_large

    Apr 5, 2011, 01.35 PMby ielle palmer

    You have so much imagination in a world that seems to be slipping into a creativity coma. Please keep it up, the outfits and pictures are wonderful. It’s nice to know that there are a few teens left whose parents didn’t use the TV to babysit them. It gives me hope for when i have my own children :) Keep up the great work!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Apr 6, 2011, 01.45 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you!! That’s really kind of you. :) Oh believe me I still watch TV quite a bit…just ask my mom. Haha. But that’s usually when I’m really bored or it’s too cooled to go do something outside. I’m sure your kids are going to turn out lovely! :)

20 February

  • Img_9533_large

    Feb 20, 2011, 04.33 AMby Joy Lomas

    You’re photograph was featured on etsy today, i went to your profile and looked at your photographs, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand you have the same sunglasses as me :O

    2 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Feb 22, 2011, 10.28 PMby melonhead

      No way! Hahaha that’s so cool, let me guess you got them at Urban Outfitters? :)

    • Img_9533_large

      Feb 26, 2011, 04.01 AMby Joy Lomas

      I wish I lived in america :( but no, I’m not sure what the shop is called!! But yeah, i saw your photo and i was like “i’ve seen that somewhere”

8 January

  • Abida_-_copy_large

    Jan 8, 2011, 08.57 PMby Emma Maudsley

    Thankyou for the comment on my Sock Monkey :)

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 10, 2011, 08.44 PMby melonhead

      You’re welcome :)

7 January

  • Img_9533_large

    Jan 7, 2011, 11.37 AMby Joy Lomas

    May I make an inquiry as to what camera you use? :)

    8 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 8, 2011, 07.41 PMby melonhead

      Yeah I use a Sony Cybershot, it’s just a point and shoot, but I like it. :) I’m saving up for a DSLR though…Hopefully I’ll get there before I’m 80. haha.

    • Img_9533_large

      Jan 10, 2011, 01.32 AMby Joy Lomas

      Yeah you should get a Canon EOS 1000D and just get lenses for it haha. It’s way cheaper. But the camera you use is so good haha. :)

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 10, 2011, 08.49 PMby melonhead

      I’ll have to check it out. :) I’ve actually been looking into the Nikon D7000. A friend of mine has one and he let me try it out and I really liked it.

    • Img_9533_large

      Jan 11, 2011, 04.19 AMby Joy Lomas

      ooooohhhh, is it really expensive? :s

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 12, 2011, 09.38 PMby melonhead

      It’s about 1,200 just for the body, but I really like it and I don’t mine splurging a little since I’m thinking of doing photography as a side job. :)

    • Img_9533_large

      Jan 12, 2011, 11.31 PMby Joy Lomas

      Of course! Well It’s not that expensve, and your good at photography too. . . People get high class cameras and dont even know how to use them :s
      I’m more of a film person myself, yesterday my friends mum gave me this old olympus with a billion lenses and it has a macro lense, i died. You can see like the details in the iris in the eye :O
      We went down the street to look at the flood, I took some photos :)

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 19, 2011, 02.41 AMby melonhead

      I know I don’t get why people get the $3,000 camera’s just to take photos of their family at holidays?! Make’s no sense. Oh cool!! I’ve never played around much with film, but lately I’ve been really interested in it. I love the way that film captures light. :)

    • Img_9533_large

      Jan 19, 2011, 07.30 AMby Joy Lomas

      YES! I cant wait to get it developed!! but on a more serious note. Agreed, and most of the photos they take just look like they were taken with a point and shoot :( So yeah. But no I think you should definatly get into photography and get a good camera :) :D

6 January

  • Img_9533_large

    Jan 6, 2011, 02.03 AMby Joy Lomas

    Hi, you’re amazing. Just sayin’

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 6, 2011, 02.54 PMby melonhead

      Hi! Aw thank you.

1 January

  • Img_0844_large

    Jan 1, 2011, 06.32 AMby ladysophie

    Hey someone said on your wall you won something? What comp did you win and what did you win? I love winning stuff! Congrats for whatever it was, your awesome!

    3 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 3, 2011, 02.52 AMby melonhead

      Yeah I won one of the Burdastyle’s holiday giveaways. It’s a start up kit from MJ Trimming! I was very excited, I’ve never won anything like that before! : )

    • Img_0844_large

      Jan 3, 2011, 06.22 AMby ladysophie

      Wow thats so cool you won one of them!!!!!!! Congrats thats awesome!!

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 6, 2011, 02.54 PMby melonhead


  • Img_0844_large

    Jan 1, 2011, 06.30 AMby ladysophie

    Hey!! I saw your Sailor Dress in the top 50, congrats! Its really awesome and the picture is amazing! I also think its cool your pic made it into the email coz everyone sees that. Happy New year! God Bless xxx

    5 Replies
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 3, 2011, 02.48 AMby melonhead

      Aw thanks Sophie!! Happy new year to you too, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!! :)

    • Img_0844_large

      Jan 3, 2011, 06.25 AMby ladysophie

      Yes I had a great christmas!! And you?

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 6, 2011, 02.55 PMby melonhead

      That’s good! :) Yeah I had a pretty good Christmas. My brother came home from college so that was cool.

    • Img_0844_large

      Jan 14, 2011, 07.54 AMby ladysophie

      oh thats so cool! How many siblings do you have? 2 of my siblings were away for the first Christmas ever so that was sad for me. But thats life aye.

    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Jan 19, 2011, 02.43 AMby melonhead

      I have 3 brothers and one sister. I’m the second youngest in my family. Christmas is always the best when everyone’s there. I’m sure they’ll be there next year. :)

27 December

  • Camillaakransmayatetter_large

    Dec 27, 2010, 03.12 PMby monstery

    hello! congrats on your win:]

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 29, 2010, 01.14 AMby melonhead

      Thanks!! : )

2 December

  • 8f1ede19289d037caea3fc601dfb2e6d7f38a7df_large

    Dec 2, 2010, 01.38 AMby tittabear

    I love the photo of your painted face…very creative…and lovely…I also do photography…about the only way I can get pics of me is to do them myself so I know what you mean about the tripod! I really liked how you included loving God! You seem to be a very talented young lady! Keep it up!

    1 Reply
    • Dsc_0895icelowres_-_copy_large

      Dec 8, 2010, 02.09 AMby melonhead

      Haha, I felt so silly walking around with a butterfly on my face…I can’t imagine how much more silly I’d feel if someone else was taking the picture. Haha. I’m glad I found someone who understands. :) Aw thank you, that’s so nice of you! I checked out your projects and I loved the 80s top you made! It’s really cool! Keep it up!

My Projects on Etsy