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11 November

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    Nov 11, 2011, 02.25 PMby jeffrey

    Nora! Jamie and I had a wonderful time last night. Thank you (and the rest of the crew) so much for including us. I spent the whole train ride home reading the book and it is wonderful! Congratulations – what an accomplishment!

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      Nov 16, 2011, 04.48 PMby nora

      It was great having you! Thanks so much for making the trip.

      The book is wonderful, because so many wonderful people contributed:)

30 March

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    Mar 30, 2011, 04.55 AMby Sarra Talib

    Finally got on the site :) I am going to feature it on our blog , this is great!



21 December

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    Dec 21, 2010, 01.04 PMby carottesauvage

    Hello Nora, I hope you are well. I am glad you and Sew4my3 liked the archive idea! If there’s anything I can do to help ;) Afterall, until last year, I was a researcher at the Royal College of Art… better try to put those skills in operation and would be happy do it during my spare time? Once again just a thought… Have a great Xmas and all the best for the new year! Best wishes.

12 November

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    Nov 12, 2010, 06.02 AMby harmke

    Make sure to take pictures of your gown!!!!

11 November

11 November

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    Nov 11, 2009, 08.06 PMby benedikta

    I believe it! Central Park in the fall..

18 February

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    Feb 18, 2009, 12.24 AMby peacenluv78

    just dropping by and wanted to say hello!

11 February

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    Feb 11, 2009, 05.20 AMby knut

    Hi Nora! I saw your post about sending a message to other members of our region so please do so for my favour. I live in Athens, Greece and I would very much like to meet people with the same interest (rare and difficult in Athens and very out of fashion hobby – only for old ladies- to sew or knit…) I am 28 years old…Thanks in advance!

4 February

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    Feb 4, 2009, 10.59 PMby verypurpleperson

    Hi Nora, thank you for the comment on my son’s apron. I don’t sell them (at least for now), but it’s very easy to make. I think you can reduce the pattern of Layla apron and just change the way the straps attached to the body. Happy sewing!

21 January

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    Jan 21, 2009, 05.08 PMby carottesauvage

    He, just noticed, another January birthday girl, So happy birthday. Have fun in Munchen! Cheers

4 December

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    Dec 4, 2008, 03.57 PMby pinklady

    Hi Nora, Listen you left me a great message when I first signed up on this site. I am just rounding the corner from some medical problems and a surgery and I just wanted to thank you for being such a positive person. I’m going to work on getting a bike…I think that would be so good for me. You are an inspiration!! I’m still trying to lose more weight. And since you asked about the secret I will tell you. I am a breast cancer survivor(since 1990), a diabetic, a thyroid condition, sleep apnea and arthritis. One day I was on the phone with my sister/mentor and we were discussing this and that about food and I just told her HEY, why don’t you just go get a degree in nutrition and we’ll just get all this figured out. And that’s just what she did. She spent 9mos in a course and became an NTP The biggest secret to losing weight is getting off of all pre-packaged food (boxed & canned) and refined sugar. A raw food diet 85% is best for the body and turning your health around. The other 15% is used for making wonderful soups from things like squash etc. during the winter months. You can also have meat of course but veggies are considered the healers of the body. I can literally FEEL the benefits when I eat a great salad. It starts with a good romaine lettuce because nutritionally speaking iceberg lettuce is next to worthless for the body. I am just starting to sew again. I’ve been away from the things that make me feel like I’m using the degree I obtain in sewing, designing etc. I need to obtain a web cam set up so I can upload images when I complete a project. And then we’ll have some great conversations. I have some quilts in the making right now and I did an evening gown from a Simplicity pattern about a year ago. It turned out really pretty. I had to add a creative touch to the gown to save it because I either missed something in the instructions or the pattern was flawed in some way. It looks great and I felt rather smart especially since I have a brain impairment from the breast cancer. I just have to be careful when it comes to the abstract or a, b, c type of mental processing of information. Sometimes I don’t remember things especially people names even though I just saw them minutes ago. All my friends are pretty forgiving…lol with me it’s a friendship requirement..hee,hee I’m going to close for now, haven’t been this chatty for sometime. Be seeing you in here again soon…Have a great day!! Joan

27 October

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    Oct 27, 2008, 11.16 AMby carottesauvage

    Hey Nora, thanks for the comment on my shirt!. I would like to reciprocate the compliment: The Nancy coat is super! It is great that you guys post more challenging pattern (drafting a size 46 back to 36 is quite a challenge in itself!) Keep well

3 October

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    Oct 3, 2008, 03.30 PMby jeffrey

    Everything related to sewing involves hunching over for a 6’5’’ guy, like myself… I put away my ironing board so that I could give my back a rest.

2 October

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    Oct 2, 2008, 12.36 PMby jeffrey

    oh nora, I was just trying to be funny – I’m not offended. Please, take what ever pays best. Thanks for all that you guys do!

23 July

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    Jul 23, 2008, 10.49 AMby karencilla

    Thanks for your comment about my dress. And yes, it would be so much fun creating a section about Men’s clothes turned into Women’s!!!!. ooh and btw, my next creation I’m gonna name it as you told me, in German.

22 July

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    Jul 22, 2008, 02.01 PMby carottesauvage

    Hi Nora,

    Thanks for the great job you guys do at Burdastyle. I never felt much happier since I have joined the site, I feel attuned to my imagination and creative potentialities (even though I am a research art student, at this stage of studies it is difficult to be playfull, you have to justify everything, I only like to justify that I used the colour pink for my latest creation) Ok enough blabla,Just to tell you that I have been enjoying Jenny’s blog lately (soft circuits and ’Hanker’tude). I love to hear about such initiatives when sewing get mixed with art, video, science (maybe philosophy, politics?)I am more than delighted to read that you will focus on posting more articles, on any subjects that could quench our curiosity I hope!. And if you need a blogger reporting from London…well I live there! :) All the best to you Helene

15 July

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    Jul 15, 2008, 06.14 PMby jeffrey

    I write on your wall a lot – I used a couple of filters on photoshop to alter the images from my regular-style Canon digital camera. The “shadow/highlight” feature in Image→Adjustments gives the pictures an old-timey feel and then I just adjust the greens and blues to make it look old as well. :)

11 March

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    Mar 11, 2008, 10.52 AMby katherineoj

    Hi Nora, Saw you on Threadbanger last night on Tivo at the SXSW Conference in Austin. It’s fun to see all these groups come together!

22 January

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    Jan 22, 2008, 05.30 AMby lybu

    Happy birthday Nora !!!!

19 January

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    Jan 19, 2008, 12.40 PMby zahra

    hi. i was wondering, when contest result will b annouced?.. i remember it was due on 11th jan! cant wait.. and theres no news either..

6 January

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    Jan 6, 2008, 06.20 PMby jeffrey

    Yeah, I’m going there for school and I’m going to seek out fabric stores while I’m there – (I’m leaving tonight).

5 January

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    Jan 5, 2008, 05.56 AMby zahra

    aww got cold.. get well soon! check out my pattern! just gave it a try.. please give sugesstions…

25 December

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    Dec 25, 2007, 01.28 PMby zahra

    Thanks Nora..! I hv emailed u my designs… u guys doing such a grt job…recently there were so many probs at this wonderful website.. and no one was giving nay responce… i was affraid that this site is gona be like dat only..

    but gud to hear from u agian!

    anddd Marry Chirstmass!!! hope u guys hv wonderful time!

20 December

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    Dec 20, 2007, 08.13 PMby jeffrey

    Thanks Nora

11 December

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    Dec 11, 2007, 03.11 AMby jeffrey

    All right Nora – Im 6’5’’ the Anita pattern is set at 5’6’’ – is this a lost cause? Caus I really want to make some skinny jeans….

6 December

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    Dec 6, 2007, 11.22 PMby jeffrey

    I’ve been wanting to make my own pants and shirts for years – I’m 6’5’’ and like 165 lbs – so pants and dress shirts that fit me right don’t exist. I could go out and buy patterns and matterial – but I’m a poor college kid and the risk of failure (at sewing) has kept me from investing in either. Isn’t that sad – (part joking) Anyway – I’ve really improved in my sewing confidence since my last couple of projects – so I’m ready to make some clothes – Free patterns would really sweeten the deal – in the mean time I might try and make pants from the new skinny jean pattern.

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    Dec 6, 2007, 08.33 PMby jeffrey

    Nora, I’m so excited that there will be men’s patterns – so excited. Do you work for Burda? or run this website? or something like that – I see you are a “teem member.” I’m kind of curious how this site works.

3 December

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    Dec 3, 2007, 01.55 PMby zahra

    thanks nora for the gud news!!!:D thankssssssssssss burdastyle:D