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AlisonDahl Alison Kelly, BurdaStyle Creative Director
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The collage above features a current obsession of sequence, 2 snaps of vintage looks I love, a dahl dress and me sewing on Project Runway.

The collage above features a current obsession of sequence, 2 snaps of vintage looks I love, a dahl dress and me sewing on Project Runway.

Photo: BurdaStyle.com

I'm Alison Kelly, the Editor and Creative Director of BurdaStyle.com, another fantastic online sewing community offering pattern downloads, tutorials, discussion platforms and fashion/sewing related blogs. I am pleased to announce that BurdaStyle and Craftstylish have teamed up to share some of our favorite content!

At BurdaStyle I play the role of Editor and Creative Director. I am quite grateful for this expereince as it fills up a part of my soul that's deeply connected to the process of sewing, pattern-making, design construction and the sharing of useful information and inspiration. Something you may not know about me is that I was a contestant on Project Runway Season 3 (the season Jeffery with the tattooed neck won)! I believe Project Runway to be a forerunner in the resurgance of today's new sewers and d.i.y. fashion designers around the globe--and for that I am excited about the attention young designers and creative people have gotten because of it.  I'm also a fashion designer, based in New York city, where I design a collection of womenswear and custom pieces under my label, dahl.

I write two weekly blogs for BurdaStyle; A Young Designer's Diary and an Editor's Pick column. Both columns are dedicated to the craft of sewing, the art of design and my experiences in the fashion industry. I am excited to be a part of a new community of creative people and look forward to meeting some of you!

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Comments (2)

Suzaan writes: I wonder if you can help me. I must make a few covers for cushions for inside and outside seating areas for a lady.My problem is how do I calculate the prize of the items so that I know how much money to ask her. In this case she bought all the material.Do I ask her per meter that I sew or do I ask her money according to the time it actually take to finish the product?. In the past I made my prize per meter I sew, but in this instance I must also sew in cording and zips. How do I go about if I have to buy everything - do I ask money for all the things I buy plus my time of sewing or do I ask according to sewing per meter. What do I ask if I sew curtains and I sew the curtain tape on - do I calculate my price dubble the meters of sewing?.

I stay in South Africa in a small town and do not have anyone to ask.

Thanks in advance.
Posted: 1:00 pm on January 15th
loyl writes: Yeah Alison!! I'm on here once in a while it's nice to see a post on you :)
Posted: 7:46 pm on December 20th
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