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you bloody legend girl! look what you created! All this intense sewing (and project runway watching) has paid off. I'm so impressed with your drafting from scratch. Brave new world indeed. oh and I love the ginger hair.
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Mena, this dress is so fab that you've just made me completely change my mind about the dress I was going to cut out tomorrow! I made a purple dress a while back inspired by your yellow one.. and just like you, I loved it.. but it seemed a little costumey - ruffle too big, skirt a bit long. Watch out.. I may be copying you again!
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strangely.. I think I'd try the bag first... and make sure it had about a dozen pockets each lined with different print scraps to cheer me up while looking for the - biccies, drink, bib, spare clothes etc. etc. etc.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2011 on Ask: 11/14/11 at The Sew Weekly
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strangely.. I think I'd try the bag first... and make sure it had about a dozen pockets each lined with different print scraps to cheer me up while looking for the - biccies, drink, bib, spare clothes etc. etc. etc.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2011 on The "Ode to 7th Grade" Ensemble at The Sew Weekly
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Who wouldn't love to be a flamingo dancer! such a cute idea and a fab story to bring up when she's 21.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2011 on Flamingo Dancer at The Sew Weekly
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love it and want it! I wouldn't have even thought of using that pattern to make a comfy modern jersey dress. It's so perfect. I'm writing it on my list!
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2011 on The "Yes, it's Orange" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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totally serious! booty fit is an elusive dream! & when I saw the other views.. well it seems a little too good to be true! question - is the waistband curved or straight? & when you took them in at the back, did you take it in right through the waistband like men's pants or did you just attach a smaller waistband?
Toggle Commented Oct 22, 2011 on oona does it!: come together at The Sew Weekly
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You do find some interesting fabrics Adey... I would never have known what to do with these! You have great vision. Love the styling on the stairs... you look like a glamorous movie star in an old jungle/safari movie. Great pattern.
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SOLD!! I'm gettin me that pattern asap! They look fabulous on you!
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2011 on oona does it!: come together at The Sew Weekly
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Of all the knit and woven fabrics to choose to put together... you choose silk and terry!.. you are both crazy and genius. But..you know that crochet bit is probably leaning more towards trim than fabric right? hehe.. I'll let it slide this time - given the silk meets terry awsomeness. I really like this top... and love your words about the lovely Adey and Cathe. It's what we're all thinkin!!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2011 on oona does it!: criminal minds at The Sew Weekly
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This is seriously the most amazing refashion! When I saw it the first time.. I assumed it was a straight out vintage find. The way that embroidery fits on the pattern you chose is so flattering. Well done!
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2011 on The "Sexy Worry Doll" Outfit at The Sew Weekly
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so so so in love with this dress. You must send it to me!!!!! hahahah. who am I kidding.. it looks amazing on you, the perfect colour and print... but I doubt it would do the same for me.. ah well.. but maybe if I dye my hair... and get contacts...and a tan...hmm. I'll let you know & then maybe you'll swap it for a muppet frock. lol. I too am rather fond of the 70's. (I'm saying that in a hushed voice.. so many 70's haters out there.. I don't understand!)
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2011 on oona does it!: muumuu a gogo at The Sew Weekly
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I love the choice of balloons on this dress Debi! It really suits that bow back! My little girl has an obsession with balloons, so I showed her your pictures. She said.. 'oh no!... balloons... fly away!' (I think it brought back memories of a recent wedding where all the guests let go red balloons.. she didn't handle that very well!)... your painting is pretty realistic.. lol.
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yay for 100 comments!!! I feel like balloons should drop down or something!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2011 on The "Slow and Steady" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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OMG!!!!!! could you and your dress look any more perfect! seriously! this is my favourite yet! this is one of those projects that could quickly become a monet somewhere after about the 20th row of lace! You have stuck it out so well and I am so impressed with the finish. well done.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2011 on The "Slow and Steady" Dress at The Sew Weekly
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That skirt is gorgeous Sarah! Beautiful fabric and perfect garment for it.
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Oh I love this outfit on you Debi! You look stunning. The colours are beautiful. Mrs Peacock is the perfect title! I hope you wear this loads.. I find it so tricky pulling whole outfits together. Dresses are so much easier!(how fitting that I should have a teal moment for my 'inspired by you' challenge!) Now I am inspired to work on separates a bit more.
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I love it! Can't believe you took the seam ripper to a favourite dress.. you are braver than I! That is very fun fabric, so nice to use it in a dress that can get alot of wear.
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I feel for you! such a big decision... but you know what - life is for living and dresses are for wearing. You've found a darned good match/replacement fabric to recreate another one. And if the original owner was here.. she'd say.. 'good lord Mena, what are you doing hanging on to that ratty old thing!' Onwards and upwards! Cheers to the lace panel seeing more parties!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on Gatsby Decisions at The Sew Weekly
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stunning... just stunning! what a fab result.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on oona does it!: mix and match at The Sew Weekly
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Well done Diane! your fabric and button choices are spot on!... and you sewing looks so professional!!!! you're one talented lady.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on The North Western Shirt | Diane at The Sew Weekly
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love this one! The stripe change on the pleat is genius.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2011 on 7DoS: The Siesta Sorbetto at The Sew Weekly
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you really are too hard on yourself! This one's my favourite! Love it!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2011 on 7DoS: The Second-Rate Sorbetto at The Sew Weekly
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If a finished item shipped from China costs $42 in store, then the chinese factory is likely to have gotten less than $8 total - and that's to pay everyone involved in it's manufacture from spool of yarn to finished skirt. I like to think their labour is worth more than that.
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hahahahaha.. you crack me up.... there aren't any plain fabrics in my stash either!
Toggle Commented Jul 29, 2011 on oona does it!: WHATEVER. at The Sew Weekly
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