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23 November

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    Nov 23, 2010, 08.34 PMby carottesauvage

    Hello Reneebies! Thanks for your kind comment! Have you noticed that I have included you on my mood board? Hope you don’t mind. I really like those ‘red blue jeans’ of yours. Keep well!

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      Nov 23, 2010, 08.41 PMby reneebies

      Yes i did notice. That collage is insane!! Making pants is the funnest!

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      Nov 23, 2010, 08.50 PMby carottesauvage

      I second this! one of my favorite expression is ‘smartypants’ in both figured and literal senses!

2 November

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    Nov 2, 2010, 11.08 AMby anajan

    Hi Reneebies, thanks for the lovely comment on my sailor pants!

23 October

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    Oct 23, 2010, 05.56 AMby kana

    thank you for your comment on my drape drape & lace dress. I love your work too, and your hair! in the recent post looks fantastic (am I allowed to compliment on hairstyles?) Ugh, I need a hair cut!

6 October

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    Oct 6, 2010, 04.40 PMby carottesauvage

    Hello Renee! Thanks for your compliment! I love your style! Take care

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    Oct 6, 2010, 11.07 AMby anajan

    Hi Reneebies, thank you for the nice comment on my military jacket. I had a lot of fun during the photoshoot, though it took me 2 hours to relax in front of the camera :)

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      Oct 6, 2010, 06.26 PMby reneebies

      I know what you mean. The hardest part, for me, is taking a good picture and not feeling like an ass doing it!

19 May

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    May 19, 2010, 08.51 PMby rachelnyc

    Hi Reneebies,

    Please check your email account related to this profile, ASAP! :)

    -Rachel @ BurdaStyle

29 April

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    Apr 29, 2010, 11.41 PMby tallykay

    ok, you said that you are a “super beginner” you totally don’t look like it. Your projects make you look like you have been sewing for 20 years!

15 April

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    Apr 15, 2010, 12.20 PMby kayla-day

    Thanks! Yep if I understand you correctly, you’ve described what I thought was the right thing to do, so I’ll carry on pinning that up! Cheers! Kate

13 April

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    Apr 13, 2010, 08.48 PMby kayla-day

    Hi there, Your trench coat looks brilliant. I’ve been making the same pattern but in red. I hope it ends up looking as good as yours! I’m not sure it will but can’t stop now!

    Wondering if you can advise please? I’m at the point where the pattern says to push the top into the bottom part. I’ve never made anything like this before so I’m a little confused at this point especially as there isn’t a diagram. Did you actually put the top piece inside the skirt part between the fabric and the lining and then sew? Any advice would be much appreciated!

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      Apr 13, 2010, 09.15 PMby reneebies

      You just sandwich the top piece between the right sides of the bottom piece and stitch across. You turn the entire thing through the hole you leave open on the bottom lining piece. Just make sure all your pleats line up when you sew the top and bottom together. I had trouble at that part.
      Does that all make sense?

16 January

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    Jan 16, 2010, 06.15 AMby lilybart

    Well I technically went to school to learn how to make patterns, but they taught us very little, so I pretty much just taught myself. Commercial patterns are soooo frustrating! They never look like they do in pictures and they never fit and it’s sooo restricting to have to make that exact thing.

    I started off by making my own adjustments to commercial patterns (eg lowering the neckline, making small size changes and other easy stuff) and I found that very helpful in learning the basics of patterns. When you get more advanced I advise buying Metric Pattern Cutting by Winifred Aldrich (I use it all the time) and it’s really easy to make your basic pattern blocks (I think Amercians might call them “slopers”??). You should be able to find a night class or something to teach you the basics and then you can just use Metric Pattern Cutting to figure the rest out for yourself.

    I started sewing about 8 years ago (although I didn’t actually sew consistently for that whole time… so it’s probably more like 5 years). It’s taken me ages to get good at it. You’re way better than I was when I started, so you should pick up pattern making pretty quickly!

    Let me know if you need a hand with anything, I’m always happy to help. Oh, and I’m following your blog. :)

12 December

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    Dec 12, 2009, 08.37 AMby susanne2011

    Hey! You make really cool stuff! Great fabrics as well. I saw your bird bag on your blog, that fabric is just awesome. I also just started knitting (as in last week…) and I am still quite puzzled how it all works. Cool to see that you are virtually into all sorts of crafty stuff, I feel that I am slowly going that way as well. Too bad it takes so much time, especially when there is this little thing called job, haha!

13 November

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    Nov 13, 2009, 05.29 PMby annmariam

    Hey! I was on someone elses wall and saw that you were asking questions about the Talea coat..haha Im stuck on the same thing as you, Im just wondering howyour doing and if you have any advice with it.

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      Nov 13, 2009, 08.37 PMby reneebies

      I just finished messing with the collar. I actually figured out how to do the collar as it says in the directions, but after trying it on, thought it looked like shit. (it laid flat against the shoulder and looked sad.) So what I ended up doing was making my own collar and just leaving out the stand part. I just ended up sandwiching it between the back and the facing. I think that is basically how they want you to attach the original with the stand, but I dunno, those directions were pretty convoluted.