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15 May

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    May 15, 2013, 12.54 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    247 projetcs?!?!?! holy moly im impressed!!!

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1 December

26 December

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    Dec 26, 2011, 12.20 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    thank you very much! mery christmas and a happy, healthy and wonderful 2012. may all your wishes come true and that you and your lovely family stay happy and well!!!

2 September

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    Sep 2, 2011, 11.48 AMby kinsmana

    Wow your work is amazing! I especially love how you recycle/up-cycle a lot of items. I am super inspired by your work. Well done!

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      Sep 4, 2011, 11.54 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! Glad that you like them :)

24 May

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    May 24, 2011, 01.36 PMby Testosterone

    The “Best Blouse” award AND the orange hat!!!!

    The hat gets all the fun points I can find in the tri-state region (you’re single-handedly depleating the world’s supply!). Scallops can charm – who knew?

    Congratulations on your big win!!! That top is timeless.

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13 March

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    Mar 13, 2011, 12.28 AMby Denim Skirts Etc

    I’ve just read your web page. I’m glad to hear you and your family are safe and well although shocked. The images are terrifying. RIP to all the tragic victims.

12 March

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    Mar 12, 2011, 04.45 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    my little family and meselfe, we are in shock and hope that you and your beloved ones are all okay! our best wishes and prayers are with you in this horrible horrible times. my god bless you all and we send you our love! ralf and family from berlin, germany

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      Mar 13, 2011, 01.11 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you Ralf! My husband walked for 5-6 hours to get home after the big quake. No trains nor bus. But we’re together now and lucky to live far from the tsunami. The aftershocks still come every time so we have to be prepared. My best regards to you and the lovely family in Germany!

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    Mar 12, 2011, 02.18 PMby nojallakuutamo

    I just saw that magnitude 6 earthquake shook again. This is very painful to even think about, take care, again.

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      Mar 13, 2011, 01.09 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you! We’re lucky to live far from the tsunami. But it is heart-wrenching to see what happened.

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    Mar 12, 2011, 02.10 PMby nojallakuutamo

    I remebered you this morning, I was sewing something. I am very sorry, I hope everything will turn out right. The news are horrible, take a care of yourself and your family.

    Greetings from the other side of the globe (Croatia),


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    Mar 12, 2011, 06.51 AMby lepetithoot

    Prayers for you and your family from here in the U.S. I hope you’re ok!

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      Mar 13, 2011, 01.08 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you so much! I’m lucky to still have my loved ones and home. The tragedy is devastating.

7 March

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    Mar 7, 2011, 04.53 AMby sew4my3

    Hello verypurpleperson!

    Just wanted to let you know that a member has given you credit for one of her projects. Lucky 13 Thought you might like to take a look. It’s always fun to know that you’ve inspired someone!

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      Mar 8, 2011, 05.51 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you for telling me sew4my3! They look wonderful!

25 January

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    Jan 25, 2011, 04.00 PMby threadsquare

    From one light-purple person (my real name’s Lavender) to one verypurpleperson, congrats on the win! And the plethora of projects :)

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      Jan 26, 2011, 12.35 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you so much, Lavender! You have a pretty name!

10 January

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    Jan 10, 2011, 05.24 AMby kachiina

    Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I used your wallet tutorial from your blog and I actually made it and LOVE it! It was soooo easy to understand unlike a lot of other tutorials out there! But it was awesome! Thanks for letting it be free and easy to understand to the beginning sewer such as myself~!! :D


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      Jan 10, 2011, 08.23 AMby verypurpleperson

      Glad to hear that Kachina!
      Thank you :)

20 December

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    Dec 20, 2010, 08.48 PMby susisonne

    Hey verypurpleperson,

    I just have read that it was your birthday on november 30th, it is also mine :-) I started a new job (in Germany) and was told that I will spend 3 months in Tokyo next year (probably sept till nov). So if it is ok for you I would ask for some hints about fabric shoppping and things I should visit/do while my time in Tokyo. Susisonne

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      Dec 20, 2010, 11.07 PMby verypurpleperson

      Happy birthday Susisonne!
      I’d be happy to help if I can :)
      You can send me email at verypurpleperson at gmail dot com

15 December

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.40 AMby kelepso

    Thank you for your vote of confidence

3 December

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    Dec 3, 2010, 11.35 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    it is SO COOL to see you won the thread box, it makes me feel like a friend down the block won a prize!

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      Dec 4, 2010, 08.36 AMby verypurpleperson

      We ARE friends around the block :D
      Thank you and wish you luck for the next prize!

26 November

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    Nov 26, 2010, 12.21 PMby carottesauvage

    Hello N.! Thanks for your kind comments! It is nice to see how your blog and Etsyshop have flourished. And a google phenomenon too! Long gone are the day when your status mentioned ‘I don’t sell on Etsy, stop asking me’ ! :) How do you manage this, if you don’t mind me asking?Keep well and keep up the good work… and of course for the competition…good luck …we all want the sewing do we? (just joking… to emphasize how silly the whole thing is) I kind of regret entering now it seems that it brings some bitchiness amongst members…down with the rating system…X

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      Nov 26, 2010, 12.44 PMby verypurpleperson

      Haha you remember the status! The etsy shop, I guess it’s a way so I can have more reason to sew. Actually I only make things that I like and don’t take custom order. And I haven’t listed anything new in months :P
      Oh my, what bitchiness? I have no idea! Maybe I should check the forum (or maybe not). I thought the whole thing was just for fun :-|

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      Nov 26, 2010, 01.18 PMby carottesauvage

      Yes this status remains in everyone unconscious! At least those who STILL don’t have a Etsy shop. Maybe I am generalizing bitchiness around a specific case. Two days ago Ajtak71 complained about ridiculous low rating it in a her status box…Don’t know if that’s in the forum yet. The core of problem here again is this useless rating system that embodies bitchiness itself… sigh…
      Have a good day!

11 October

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    Oct 11, 2010, 04.56 AMby sew4my3

    Hello again,

    I just wanted to let you know that I had gone through the projects and think I found the ones you were talking about and deleted those items. I also found that some of the items could be found in Etsy shops, so you were right. Thanks for letting me know and keeping a calm collective disposition on these types of things. Always feel free to contact me about anything that you feel does not fit within the Burdastyle website spirit.

    Wishing you many happy sewing days!

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      Oct 11, 2010, 11.05 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you for your hard work keeping the site clean! :)

15 September

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    Sep 15, 2010, 01.31 PMby solene

    Love your productions, very sober and well finished. Wish I could do as good as you do. Wish you a good day, and lots of projects to come. Sincerely.

13 September

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    Sep 13, 2010, 08.36 PMby hdk100

    I’ve always liked your work, but today I stumbled upon your site as well, and I have to say I’m happy to “know” you. I like finding people who have same feelings and similar lifelines even though we live across the Earth…Have a nice day!

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23 August

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    Aug 23, 2010, 04.09 PMby Ralf Schmitz

    thank you for your compliments! if i see, what you have worked at allready, i do not have one single doubte, that you will do wonderfully well for the linen pants for your husband.

    i love using patterns from the 50ths to the 70ths with small adabtions to our todays fashion. the linen ones for my husband have been from a 50ths pattern!

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    Aug 23, 2010, 06.06 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    i adore what you made for you and your family! just went trough all your creations and i am more than thrilled and amazed! so lovely things so well done. congratulations to your style!

13 August

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    Aug 13, 2010, 10.44 PMby maricarmenrosal

    Hello! I am writing you from Guatemala City. I just subscrided to Burda, and the first thing I noticed is how easy is to make your reversible bag. Promise I will post you how i sew it :)

16 July

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    Jul 16, 2010, 04.12 AMby fabricaddict

    Wow your creations are amazing! and that floral fabric you buy is absolutely stunning – is it 100% cotton? Please tell me – I would like to make a ruffle dress, is the ruffle you use at the top just a piece of straight fabric gathered? Or is it cut like flounce? Thanks so much and look forward to seeing more of your brilliant pieces :-)

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      Jul 16, 2010, 04.16 AMby verypurpleperson

      Hello! Glad that you like my stuff :)
      Yes the floral fabrics I use are 100% cotton, made in Japan, I’m very lucky to be able to acquire them.
      The ruffles are really just a piece of straight fabric gathered on one side. Measure the neckline of your dress and multiply by at least 1.5 and that would be the minimum length of the ruffles.
      Hope that helps!

2 June

20 May

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    May 20, 2010, 10.03 AMby loulourosa

    Thank you for your comment on my project, I’m allways fond of the things you make, so I really appreciate your comment!

2 May

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    May 2, 2010, 03.19 AMby lepetithoot

    Hi, there! I just love, love, love your stuff! Everything is always so great and inspirational. :) Just thought I’d let you know. ;)

    Also, this is a completely random and unrelated question, but did you know how to speak Japanese before you moved to Tokyo?

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      May 2, 2010, 04.34 AMby verypurpleperson

      Thank you for your message, you’re very nice! Actually I still don’t know how to speak and read Japanese although I’ve been here for two years. But I really love living here!

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      May 2, 2010, 07.04 PMby lepetithoot

      I’d LOVE to move to (or spend an extended amount of time in) Japan some day but I don’t know if my husband would ever be up to it (sadly). From what I’ve seen, it’s a beautiful country.

18 April

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    Apr 18, 2010, 01.58 PMby Ophelia K

    Hey Novita-chan! What happened was every time when I try to leave a comment on your blog, I add my website (www.crochetie.blogspot.com), and it says it doesn’t exist, and I can’t leave a comment. Do you have any idea why?


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      Apr 18, 2010, 02.08 PMby verypurpleperson

      I think it is caused by one of the plugin. I’ve turned it off now, I hope it’ll solve the problem!

16 April

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    Apr 16, 2010, 02.48 PMby scheryka

    Hey, Very Purple, I had to link to your site. You say all dresses look like kiddy dresses and they are all made the same. That may be true but each one is unique in itself. I like your work.

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      Apr 17, 2010, 12.13 AMby verypurpleperson

      Oh you’re so sweet! Thank you for linking to me, happy to know that you like my ‘kiddy’ dresses :D

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      Apr 17, 2010, 02.01 AMby scheryka

      You are welcome. I do’t think I put my site on it is www.scheybutta.blogspot.com

24 March

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    Mar 24, 2010, 02.42 AMby nattyjane

    I just made a wallet following the wallet tutorial download from your blog. It’s pretty and very exciting! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!

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      Mar 24, 2010, 04.51 AMby verypurpleperson

      Glad that it can be useful to you! ^^