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Oksana Starzhynska

"Creativity is contagious" (a quote) :-)







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13 September

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    Sep 13, 2016, 11.34 PMby EdieWalicki

    When I grow up I want to sew just like you! You have tremendous talent! Aloha from Kauai!

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      Sep 14, 2016, 05.45 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Hello from Ukraine:-) I am happy my sewing can inspire somebody so much! I was inspired myself by beautiful projects of many talented girls here so I wish you only good luck with your progress!

17 July

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    Jul 17, 2016, 07.26 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Had no access to the profile for few months… felt upset indeed, now am afraid to turn off the computer to prevent such happening again:-) So many nice things which I’d love to see and comment… probably will do that till the end of summer :-))

23 September

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    Sep 23, 2014, 08.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Hello Oksana, Good to see you again my friend! I’ve been thinking a lot about you, and hope you are well!

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      Sep 25, 2014, 04.18 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, very much for your friendly greeting and supportive words. I really appreciate it much more than I can express with words! I’m fine as much as it’s possible now for me in my country.

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      Sep 26, 2014, 09.40 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I wish I could do something to help your people.. I hope this will come to an end very soon! Take care my friend.

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      Oct 20, 2014, 07.39 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen, your nice words and friendly attitude is great support. Most of us hope it will come to an end and the sooner the better.

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      Oct 20, 2014, 07.45 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I will cross my fingers and pray for better days! We haven’t heard so much from your country lately after the ebola break out… Take care – wish you all the best!

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      Oct 20, 2014, 03.19 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, Ellen! It is what surprises me most of all in the situation: people who don’t know me personally but readily express sympathy and care! Thank you very much one more time. You are a great friend:-)

11 October

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    Oct 11, 2013, 03.47 PMby liliv-1

    Hey sweet lady! Just passed to say hi:)))

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      Oct 11, 2013, 04.08 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, liliv, I’m glad to get your greeting and give you a friendly kiss:-)

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      Oct 12, 2013, 01.49 PMby liliv-1

      I’m glad to get your friendly kiss and I give you one second back:)

4 September

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    Sep 4, 2013, 03.14 AMby rita61

    Congrats on your starburst skirt being featured!!!

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      Sep 4, 2013, 03.51 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you, rita! it so nice of you tell me!!!

2 July

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    Jul 2, 2013, 04.32 PMby liliv-1

    Have you seen that your dress is one of the best of June?

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      Jul 2, 2013, 04.53 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      No, thank you for telling me. What dress?

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      Jul 2, 2013, 04.57 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Have just seen, so pleasant:) If I could, I’d invite you to mark it in some way – you are a great supporter:) Oksana

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      Jul 2, 2013, 04.57 PMby liliv-1

      You are welcome! I just saw it: the blue! Congrats!:)))

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      Jul 2, 2013, 05.44 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Thank you!

26 May

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    May 26, 2013, 09.31 PMby liliv-1

    Hi!! Where are you? Are you preparing something special?

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      Jun 2, 2013, 05.55 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Hello! I was busy at work last several weeks but now I have enough time to change outfits as often as possible:)) I start right now!

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      Jun 2, 2013, 06.13 PMby liliv-1

      Good for all of us!! Have you started sewing something? I’ m making the twisted maxi-dress 02-2013-115, I don’t know if you have this issue.

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      Jun 2, 2013, 06.41 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Yesterday I finished a ruffled blouse, and today started summer wardrobe, cut a dress of coupon fabric, the fabric is very nice but, unfortunately, as it often happens:)), was bought for a blouse then I decided to make a dress, what I get we’ll see in a couple of days:))
      I’ve got this issue, I bought 2,3,4,5 / 2013, let me see… This dress is just WOW!!! Summer Dream.. I’m in love with it. I even looked for fabric but the one I chose wasn’t enough on sale. The pattern isn’t so easy. I’ll be eagerly waiting for your project, maybe it will make me jealous and I’ll be brave enough to start it too:))))
      What material you chose? How long is your progress?

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      Jun 2, 2013, 07.13 PMby liliv-1

      Your ruffle blouse is to die for!! I also have bought several burda issues and I have a big wish list. I’m very curious to see your next creations, your garments are always so well made and designed!!
      Now for the twist dress: I go too slow:(( I use a thin drapey lycra in peach. It was a nightmare to find a way to stich it with my sewing machine, I don’t even have a tween needle! It was also hard to figure out how the front pieces are attached together to create the twist. I have pinned the front bodice to the skirt and I hope the twist will be ok, I’m afraid it will loose its shape when I remove the basting. I also want to make a test back piece of another fabric because I’m afraid that it will be a little tight.
      I will be very proud if I make a nice dress and the talented, skillful seamstress Starocks will be jealous:P. I have seen several enviable versions of this dress on the russian burdastyle. I only hope that all these gathers of the dress will not make me look even shorter than I am:)

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      Jun 2, 2013, 07.32 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      i think if it’s well-draped and the fabric is thin, it won’t make you shorter. And nothing awful happens if you make some secret stitches inside to keep the form of the draping and the twist, i’m sure everybody does the same:) all that high fashion is made in that way:))

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      Jun 2, 2013, 08.01 PMby liliv-1

      Oh yes you are right! I will do this, some secret stiches! Thanks a lot for this advice;)
      I just pinned the front piece on my body (well not exactly on my body: I pinned it on my on my underwear) and yes you were right, the fabric is thin and drapey and it is very nice, not pregnant look!!
      After this dress I will go straight to other knot dresses I was afraid of, such as the pink one you made some months ago