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I received a lot of emails… from you! It’s not rare that I answer a few emails a week from my readers but over the past 7 days, my “to answer” folder has been brimming with questions. I answered one or two and three or four more would pop into my inbox.Β The questions were unexpected too. They varied from tips for starting a blog to a curriculum for a novice sewer and pitches for future posts. So motley were the questions, like a bag of M&Ms, that it made me think about the posts on this blog for the next couple of months. I am the queen of many things, especially a calendar, and topics for June and July have already been decided. But maybe there is something that you want Β to learn about that I can help you with. If that’s the case, here’s your chance to speak up. Is there something you want to me to explain? Pattern making tips? 10 things about me? Construction rules?

16 Comments

  1. Reply

    KnittyNora

    Love the pictures. I would love to know what it’s like to be a full-time maker-blogger…. It is a dream of mine and I am in awe of people that manage to make this a full-time career.

    KnittyNora xx

    http://allyouneediscraft-uk.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Maddie Flanigan

      It’s sometimes hard to believe myself. Full time blogger? Ha! But I’d love to shed some light on my day to day job.

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    Melanie Yarbrough

    Yes, pattern making tips (dresses, in particular)! Tools you use for pattern-making. Tips for altering clothes that don’t fit as well?

    Also, I was wondering if you’ve ever made jeans?

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      Great suggestions.

      I haven’t made jeans but if you visit my construction page, there is a guest post that Sallie wrote about a year ago on constructing jeans. Check it out.

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    Craft Sanctuary

    I’m so interested in your drafting, modifying, and re-drafting of patterns for lingerie! Also, in the materials you use/prefer and where you get them!

    • Reply

      Maddie Flanigan

      Good question! Let’s see if I can squeeze in this post for you πŸ™‚

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        Craft Sanctuary

        πŸ™‚

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    Kelly

    I’m interested in knowing your thoughts about designing and constructing gowns. I have an honest to goodness ball to go to in September (and every September thereafter for the foreseeable future), and the possibilities are overwhelming!

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      Maddie Flanigan

      Great question. Because gowns take so long to design and construct, my rule of thumb is to pick one that you continue to go back to. I’m constantly on the Internet or going through magazines for ideas. I rip pages out and I bookmark on Safari/Chrome. A week later, I’ll look back at what I saved. The designs that I continue to go back to are the ones I chose to make. If I’m not over it in a month, then I won’t be over it for quite some time.

      I’ll consider this topic more though. Thanks!

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    anon

    “I am the queen of many things, especially a calendar, and topics for June and July have already been decided.”

    Honestly this is starting to make your blog feel a little artificial and commercial especially like a weekend post on a friday. Yup I’m a meanie but it’s true. I like reading blogs for the peer to peer interaction not so much the teacher/lecture format.

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      Maddie Flanigan

      I like the honesty and I appreciate it. Thank you.

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        Emily Cotterill

        So, I don’t really agree with the above, but it did draw my attention to something…

        “I am the queen of many things, especially a calendar, and topics for June and July have already been decided.”

        Dude, how do you do that? I am struggling a lot atm with trying to organise full time work around my creative life. Any additional tips, send them my way!

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          Maddie Flanigan

          I’ll be sure to answer this in a post. Over the years, I have found that the more organized I am, the more time I have to relax.

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        Elizabeth Pearson

        I like reading everything you write. It’s hard for some people to read sarcasm and humor, especially if they are the type of person who is always on the defense. It’s important for readers to take everything with a grain of salt. You aren’t artificial. You are enjoyable and humorous. I always giggle to myself when you write something personal, because I can relate on many levels.

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          Maddie Flanigan

          Thank you!

  6. Reply

    Elena

    tips for starting a blog, and drafting!!

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