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Posting this anyhow

Thank you for your comments on my previous post. Though I thought I was getting these comments because of the subject of the post, it appears to be a more general invasion. When I caught up reading the sewing blogs a bit on Wednesday night, I saw more posts with complaints on these comments and quite a few of you indicated in the comments that you get those irritating comments too. Chosen the wrong public I guess.

For the moment I won’t bother anymore, other then removing the messages as soon as I can and being a bit more careful again on the words I use for the ’unmentionables”.

The sewing matters: this afternoon I left my computer screen, having “square eyes” from too many programming hours this week. Left the laundry and ironing for tomorrow, the cleaning for my cleaner on Monday (lucky to have found one this summer) and finished the item I was working on. The fit is great, which you won’t see from the pictures. The accompanying items are cut and will be finished very soon.

Comments

  1. Lovely item! I love how the back has such a nice scoop to it - great shape.

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  2. Wow! I love the combination of this gorgeous lace with the lycra. Great job!

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  3. So pretty! It looks very RTW. Nicely done!

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  4. Another gorgeous bra. I love the gray strap going into the back edge. Very chic.

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  5. Unbelievable. That bra is just TDF! Excellent work.

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  6. I am just taking a breather from a busy day and wasn't going to comment on any blogs...but this is so lovely I just had to say so!

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  7. Beautiful! Love the scoop. Well done.

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  8. Very pretty, Sigrid, the lace is gorgeous.

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  9. Very pretty bra. Nice fabrics. I love it.
    groetjes Diana (ZLM)

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  10. I really like the way you used the lace below and alongside the cups.
    Beautifull set again.

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  11. Very pretty. Your lingerie drawer must be amazing!

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  12. Your lingerie is so pretty. I love how you used the lace's embroidered edges on the front pieces.

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  13. Glad you have decided to continue blogging about these items. I am still amazed at your skill in making these.

    Wish I had your item drawers (but custom made in my size - wearing a not very comfortable item as I write this - must change into more comfortable ratty looking item).

    It was lovely meeting you in Paris. And I'm having dutch people over for dinner on the 25th. I'm cooking a reindeer dish for them. God Jul from Vibeke in Oslo

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  14. Another beauty, Sigrid! I wrote a post about you, too, as the Most Inspirational Blogger of 2009 at http://phatchickdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/12/most-inspirational-blogger-of-2009_26.html .

    Thank you for all you have done for the sewing and blogging community. You are SO (or is that SEW ;) ) amazing talented!

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