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i just found you website and just getting to know my way around here from what i seen so far it fantastic keep up the super work i got to go now but i be back very soon best of luck to all you people. graphics are very nice. it's a fantstic web site super job. WWW.WE.HOBBIESANDCRAFTS.NET
You have excellent sewing skills.
I live in Australia and try to purchase Marfy patterns on line through an American site. Every time I try to order it does not allow that item in cart to that location. I emailed them and they said they do ship here. Have you any advice please.
Thank you Jennie
Hello, Liana. I found sewintriguing after reading some of your reviews and tips on patternreview.com. Your garments are sewn and modeled so beautifully. I have been inspired and have learned many new things to help me in my own sewing, having come back to sewing after so many years away.
Hello Liana. I see you and I have the same two interests.. Sewing and CATS! I'm hoping you made Vogue 1115 and can tell an intermediate sewer (I can just about manage an "Average" Vogue pattern) if the pants are "Advanced" or if that labelling was more for the jacket? I'm tempted to buy the pattern to make the pants... a bit of a cheek considering that my 7 Vogue patterns from the last on-line sale only arrived in South Africa yesterday!! ("I have to say there aren't many I will actually think of purchasing, although the Rucci top and pants, 1115, are coming home with me. It's such a classic silhouette of his, and one I love." you posted on Artisan's square in 2009)... Thanks!
such beautiful work,so happy that I found your website,you have inspired me to get myself organized and start a winter wardrobe. thank you so much.
Your work is immpecable and absolutely inspiring.
I am working on a Marfy dress 1020 .. the bodice is silk chiffon and the skirt is a silky velvet ... I need to finish the neck edge and wonder if just a rolled hand stitched finish or a bias binding finish would work best ???
Kathy G. in NM
Found your website by accident. Your knitting and sewing skills are incredible. I have saved under my favorites as an inspiration to me, an intermediate seamstress and knitter. I am currently concentrating on knitting and belong to a knitting group with some nationally know knitters and several intermediates. It has greatly enhanced my skills. You a have great eye for color and fabric combinations. Thanks for making your creations available on line.
You do wonderful work. I LOVE your blueberry colored bag. Where did you get the pattern? I hope you'll share it. Keep stitching!
I absolutely love your Segue shell with the Vogue jacket! You do really quality work and you've got terrific color sense for your own coloring. Once I start getting into serious knitting/sewing, I aspire to develop your talent and style sense.
Your photos have opened a new way for me to seeing the world.
I happened on your site when I tried to Google a local fabric store named Fabrics and Findings, Here it is about 40 minutes later. Wow, your sure are one prolific sewer and what beautiful work! If you wouldn't mind answering a couple of questions I would really appreciate it. You seem to be involved in a number of sewing competitions. How do you hear about these? And I was very interested in your Saran Wrap block. Are there detailed (idiot proof) instructions on making such a thing? I remember a Threads Magazine article on making your own dress form in this way but not a block. I would love to know how to make blocks. Thanks for your time. Bobbie from NY
I recently stumbled across the Marfy patterns on the vogue website.They are absolutelty sunning and very stylish.Can you let me know where i can purchase these patterns in canada
Thank you all for the very kind comments! I am almost speechless. However, I would like to suggest that you all might like to look at and possibly join a sewing board called Stitcher's Guild. It's a wonderful resource for answers to sewing/fiber-related questions, and there is tons of inspiration available there. Also, I happen to be a Moderator there. Go to Stitcher's Guild at
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Louise, I think you could get a lot of help with your suit there, but I would say definitely underline, with either a fusible like Texture Weft or Pro Weft, or with something like silk organza. The crease may come out with vinegar/water spray and then iron, but test first. It could be permanent. As for the nubs, good luck!
Liana - what an inspiration you are! I stumbled upon your site while looking for informaion on Marfy patterns. I have been in a lulled state re:sew/knit projects. I want to change my overall look and wardrobe. I've reached that mid point in life and need a new look.....and there you were! Your work is creative, marvellous and unique!
I stumbled upon your post a few months ago and have been enjoying your blog and admiring your skill ever since. I am presently making a suit for a friend..vogue # 2873 if you have access to a pattern book..I am using black dupioni silk..being from a small town in British Columbia,Canada I don't have access to a great variety and find this piece of silk to be quite nobbly...I mean LARGE nubs. Also, I am having a lot of difficulty with the crease line in the fabric from being on the bolt. Any helpful hints? Also, this suit is a wedding suit for a wedding in Thailand. As I find the fabric wrinkles so badly would you ( I am asking for advice here) think underlining would be a good idea? As the suit is so tailored I thought it might be helpful.
louise from canada
I stumbled upon your post a few months ago and have been enjoying your blog and admiring your skill ever since. I am presently making a suit for a friend..vogue # 2873 if you have access to a pattern book..I am using black dupioni silk..being from a small town in British Columbia,Canada I don't have access to a great variety and find this piece of silk to be quite nobbly...I mean LARGE nubs. Also, I am having a lot of difficulty with the crease line in the fabric from being on the bolt. Any helpful hints? Also, this suit is a wedding suit for a wedding in Thailand. As I find the fabric wrinkles so badly would you ( I am asking for advice here) thing underlining would be a good idea? As the suit is so tailored I thought it might be helpful.
louise from canada
Liana, your site is so interessant and you are so elegant! Many thanks! Isabella
Liane, Love you blog. You are truly an inspiration. I have put your site in my favorites don't want to miss a thing. Thank you for sharing.
Liana, your sister referred me to your site. I'm so impressed and newly inspired. Thank you for sharing. Teri
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You are truly an inspiration your sewing is exquisite. I have not sewn in years and just bought some lovely fabric and gotten my machine cleaned and am ready to sew.
May I ask, when you refer to your FFF skirt, what pattern is it?
Liana - wow, what a fab seamstress you are. Thanks so much for the pics of the Marfy items - they look great on you! Its so hard to tell from those out-of-proportion fashion drawings how things will look. Thanks so much for sharing!
Liana, Thank-you so much for your website! Your creations are beautiful. I have put this in my favorites. I look at it eveyday along with PR and sew world! I also appreciate your fashion updates from the designers too.
This is the first time at your site and I am so immensely impressed with your workmanship and fit. It is not only stunning but inspirational. Thank you for sharing.
I love your creations! You look GREAT too!!!!
Your old friend,
Liana, your art, because art is what it is, is truly inspiring. I am in awe; but not afraid to move forward in my own small way! Great work.
Liana, your creations inspire me. I especially like the Donna Karan suit on you. I love your website. Doreen from Sewzine
Liana, this new book is geat. I love the quality of the photography and the catagorization you have done. Really a quality job!