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Posted on:7/2/07 11:19 PM
Last Updated:7/16/07 4:29 PM
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AnneM said... (8/2/07 9:00 AM) Reply
P.S. You do some marvelous work.
AnneM said... (7/27/07 5:18 PM) Reply
It does look like you had fun with this. Nice versions. Good you worked through the instruction glitches to get your great garments.
sewfan said... (7/16/07 7:05 PM) Reply
Stunning! Your garments are works of art!! What talent!!
Marji said... (7/16/07 5:56 PM) Reply
Well, I hadn't intended to look at the entries for this contest until they were all in, but, this latest caught my eye and I was partway through before realizing this was a OPML entry. Fabulous details! Wonderful pattern interpretations, this is a real winner in my eyes.
lisaquilts said... (7/13/07 1:01 PM) Reply
Beautiful shirts, the pin tucks are great!
MissCelie said... (7/13/07 8:59 AM) Reply
love, love, love those pint tucks. This is just an amazing looking shirt.
Mary Stiefer said... (7/13/07 0:26 AM) Reply
Wow and Wow and Wow again. These are all great and dying your own fabrics certainly makes them unique. Beautifully done.
Lori V said... (7/12/07 10:28 PM) Reply
Very impressive, love all of your garments.
dbsewer said... (7/12/07 4:04 PM) Reply
OK, I'm impressed. You dyed your own fabric, altered the dress and came up with a really cute and unique outfit. Way to go.
Judy Wentz said... (7/8/07 9:50 PM) Reply
This is really a cute dress. I love it.
Linda G said... (7/8/07 6:57 PM) Reply
Beautiful. I have to re read this there is so much to absorb. I am very curious about the dying.
bunz said... (7/8/07 6:38 PM) Reply
Oh Birgitte - what a tremendous marriage of creativity and pattern sewing. Bravo!
Karla Kizer said... (7/8/07 6:30 PM) Reply
I can honestly say that from Florida (3000 miles from CA) I can't see anything wrong with the darts; all I see is great graceful fit and fabulous fabric design. But I've had to do some serious futzing around with the darts and armhole and chest width to make some HP patterns work for me and my DD, so I know what you're talking about. However, I think the HP designs are worth the time and trouble and your dress is an example of why.
AlexaNJ said... (7/6/07 10:36 AM) Reply
I Loooooove your label! How darling!
Marji said... (7/5/07 12:08 PM) Reply
fabulous combination of fabrics and painting. Love the finished blouse, even if it was frustrating getting there.
Birgitte said... (7/4/07 12:42 PM) Reply
inStitches, the skirt is a 'morfed' version of Vogue 8003, part of the "One pattern multiple looks" contest. And thanks to all of you for the nice comments!
movac said... (7/4/07 9:52 AM) Reply
wow, I love it!! what skirt pattern did you use in that pic that shows this blouse & skirt duo? Very cute
Levone said... (7/3/07 12:26 PM) Reply
Such a cute, fun top!
MaryLynn in Long Beach said... (7/3/07 12:24 PM) Reply
very kewl!
marjenann said... (7/3/07 8:42 AM) Reply
Positively the coolest top ever!!! And the fabric is to die for!!! Way to go!
Markie1 said... (7/3/07 7:12 AM) Reply
I just love this! You have such a unique touch and creative eye. I would buy this top if i saw it in a boutique...Thanks for your review.
Karla Kizer said... (7/3/07 6:59 AM) Reply
What a great shirt!
So So said... (7/3/07 4:36 AM) Reply
Great unique piece. sorry can't help about the dart.
Grammy Gin said... (7/3/07 2:54 AM) Reply
I just checked out your finished are sooooo creative & talented!!! Thanks for the pics.
lmg said... (7/3/07 0:03 AM) Reply
What beautiful details, I especially like the bubblegum for breakfast detail. Too cute. I can't help you with the dart issue, but I often sew mine up to the nipple.
Mary Stiefer said... (7/2/07 11:48 PM) Reply
Wow - you painted your own fabric - Love it
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