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27 July

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    Jul 27, 2013, 03.46 PMby cupandpenny

    I LOVE the skirt you made that’s featured in the BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook!

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      Aug 26, 2013, 08.39 PMby rifka

      Thank you!

      Sorry, accidentally marked your comment as inappropriate…

9 May

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    May 9, 2012, 06.08 PMby Vanessa Leigh

    I just discovered your studio and am floored. I don’t think I have the time to comment on every project, but I wanted you to know I ADORE EVERY project. You make Charming Craft. The ultimate gamine. I love your work.

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      May 21, 2012, 05.44 AMby rifka

      Thank you so very much! Pleased you like it. Rather like the notion of a gamine as well…

4 January

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    Jan 4, 2011, 11.36 PMby carottesauvage

    you are really sweet!! With a little delay I wish you a very happy new year!!! All the best XO

4 November

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    Nov 4, 2010, 04.28 AMby sugarcane-1

    I see that you posted a comment on the pattern for the wedding dress, saying that you made one. Do you have any pictures of it, especially on? I’m thinking of making it as a wedding dress but it’s so untraditional and so hard to imagine that I just can’t tell exactly what it will be like, especially since I’m kind of a beginner sewer. I can’t find a good picture of it, either. The one on this site shows the model with arms up and cut off at the waist :/

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      Nov 5, 2010, 03.34 AMby rifka

      Hello- I’m so sorry to say that I don’t have the dress anymore! I gave it up since I didn’t see that I’d have an opportunity to wear it anytime soon. It definitely would not be in the traditional category, but if your not a traditional girl, might just be the thing for you. It really is the exact same shape as the aquatic mini I made, but in lace that was tea
      dyed. Not sure if your familiar with that process of dyeing. It’s really a lovely effect. I think you should go for it! Even if you end up not wearing it during the
      ceremony, it could be your after party dress. It’s a
      very, very simple straight forward pattern. Plus you have a great inspiration ( your wedding) to
      motivate you throught the project. Please keep me
      posted! Good luck.

6 October

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    Oct 6, 2010, 04.54 PMby carottesauvage

    Hello Rifka! Thanks for your comment! I got some remnants still enough to make head and wrists bands. Want one? :) X

4 August

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    Aug 4, 2010, 04.27 AMby pambox

    i love the fabrics you use and the mixture of childlike and vintage styles and influences in what you sew. it’s the sort of stuff i love too, and always great to see someone else using kid’s fabrics for adult clothes!

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      Sep 18, 2010, 03.13 AMby rifka

      Thank you for your kind words. I do favor colorful and novelty prints often used for childrens clothes. I don’t like to take it too seriously, but sew and dress as I would like to play- if that makes sense. I’m glad you share my fancy. Thanks again.

3 July

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    Jul 3, 2010, 02.39 PMby silvermink

    Oh my! I’m going berserk amongst your projects! A true inspiration!

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      Jul 4, 2010, 05.48 AMby rifka

      Thank you! It’s a great compliment to inspire others.

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    Jul 3, 2010, 02.21 PMby silvermink

    Thanks for the comment on my Midsommarklänning. Maybe you do live in the wrong country, at least now in the summer time :) The swedish archipelago offers such a beautiful scenary!

4 June

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    Jun 4, 2010, 07.21 PMby pakutke

    hey, i hope you dont mind i posted your mrs. fox dress on my blog, pakutke.wordpress.com. its super cute!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 12.41 PMby dtale

    Congratulations on being a featured member. I love what you did with the kimono to make the bow blouse. The JJ pattern is great because it is so versatile and shapely. Thanks for the mention. T

3 June

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    Jun 3, 2010, 08.21 PMby gray

    40 years marriage is amazing- I just hope that the quilt is a nice way to mark it. It is my husbands parents and he told me warm colours…. So if they hate it I will have to beat him! =)

29 May

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    May 29, 2010, 09.02 PMby jahaira

    Just wanted to say that i LOVE all your projects!!! i have yet to get around to posting any of my own but you have inspired me to finally take the pics…I think you should change your novice status to something higher!!!!!!

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      May 31, 2010, 03.22 AMby rifka

      Thank you! I look forward to seeing what you’ve been working on. I feel like I have so much to learn still! Maybe if there was a level somewhere between novice and intermediate…maybe after I master the invisible zip at least.

28 May

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    May 28, 2010, 02.27 PMby sunnilj9

    Congrats on being featured! You’re creations are so stellar! Love every single one and I love how fun and whimsical everything you sew is.

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      May 28, 2010, 03.32 PMby rifka

      Thank you. It’s exciting yet I find myself feeling more vulnerable than expected.

      Those were some spectacular jeans you made. Very impressive. Your much nicer than me. My husband will have to wait quite awhile until I attempt to make him a pair!

      What are you working on now? I just received three new patterns in the mail and am overdue for a trip to the fabric store. We should consider a sew along sometime.

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    May 28, 2010, 12.34 PMby rjhopkins12

    Thank you for the lovely comment!

17 May

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    May 17, 2010, 08.33 PMby pixelink

    Thanks for the praise! PIXX

15 May

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    May 15, 2010, 09.28 AMby laurwyn

    I hadn’t realized you were the one making all these gorgeous garments, in my head you are the-girl-with-the-quirky-fabrics! I love your creations, and I wish I knew where to find those fabrics!

13 May

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    May 13, 2010, 06.57 PMby michelle ><><><

    I’m not sure, I don’t think there is such a place? I made it up. I just get anoyed when I have to list my info like name, where I live, age, ect… on the computer. I live i hawaii.

    I love your painting! Did you do that?

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      May 13, 2010, 08.36 PMby rifka

      That would explain the sunset. I would of guessed an island or somewhere on the coast. Glad to know my geography skills are not as lacking as I thought.

      No, it was done by someone who snapped my photo during Halloween a couple years back. He’s a regular at the pub we sometimes venture to. He was able to paint it from a photo. It’s my favorite.

12 May

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    May 12, 2010, 10.48 PMby mollykatherine

    I love all yours stuff! where do you get all those wonderful patterned fabric??

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      May 13, 2010, 12.46 AMby rifka

      Thank you. I find a lot of my fabric second hand at thrift stores, estate sales, and fabric swaps. I always seem to be looking. Sometimes I’ll purchase fabric for a specific pattern in mind, but more often I try to use fabric from my growing stash.

28 April

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    Apr 28, 2010, 07.59 PMby sittaholi

    Oh Gosh, that’s so frustrating! will it help if I say it happens to all of us?

21 April

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    Apr 21, 2010, 08.12 AMby janul

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment :). Very encouraging.

14 April

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    Apr 14, 2010, 03.04 PMby sunnilj9

    Oh I’m so glad you are starting on Simplicity 2724! Best of luck really! So sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I’m sure all will go well and it will be fabulous when finished! Can not wait to see it!