THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

May 28, 2009

Visitors from all over the world (155 Countries)

Filed under: Els,Sewing Friends — Els @ 3:51 pm

Hi visitors from all over the world, thanks for reading our blog.

I counted the countries yesterday to see where you all are coming from and the total for just this past Wednesday May 27-09 was 62 countries .It is amazing that our blog is viewed by so many of you from all over the world.

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia,  Australia, Austria, Azerbijan,

Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Belgium, Benin, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria,

Cameroon, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Chile, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cypres, Czech Republic,

Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana,

Faeroe Islands

Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guyana, Guatemala,

Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary,

Iceland, Indonesia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy,

Jamaica, Japan, Jordan,

Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kribati, Kuwait,

Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Lithuania, Luxembourg,

Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Martinique, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar,

Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway,


Palestinian Territory, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico,


Romania, Russia, Russian Federation, Rwanda

Saint Lucia, Saint Kits and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic

Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,

Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, 

Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (British)

Zambia, Zimbabwe

 It would be nice to get some feedback from you.

We would love to hear about where you live, why you visit The Sewing Divas. Just leave us a comment. Email one of us your story about what you are making, and where you are making it, and we will publish it.

Els : diva-els at hot mail dot com

Georgene : georgeheen at yahoo dot com 

Mary Beth : mainlandlady at hot mail dot com

You can become Diva for a Day!

P.S. I added 93 more countries from viewers who read our blog.

( total now is 155 countries)



  1. I am in the good ole’ USA 20 minutes from the Canadian border, near Cornwall. I LOVE the Divas. Your garments, your expertise, and your passion is why I never miss a post on this blog. Where I live there are no kindred spirits in my sewing world, but by visiting you I know there are others out there. It is wonderful to connect.

    Comment by Bunny — May 28, 2009 @ 4:20 pm

  2. Just wanted to add that I am currently working on a vintage child’s garment and a sheer blouse of two different prints. I haven’t ever quite gotten into the plaid shirt that seems to be mandatory attire around here. It’s just not me. Upscale here means a Columbia sweatshirt instead of a K-Mart sweatshirt. Sewing is my mental salvation and creative expression and the Divas feed into that. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Comment by Bunny — May 28, 2009 @ 4:25 pm

  3. I’m a brit now living in ontario, canada for 22 years.I’ve been sewing since i was a child .I only have one friend that sews so i love the internet and blogs especially .I can learn and be inspired by the other great seamstress’s i only meet online:)

    Comment by Michelle Jadaa — May 28, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

  4. I’m a Brit still living in Britain – in Nottingham. Like Michelle I don’t have too many sewing friends to share with, so I love watching out for new posts on the Divas (I have your RSS feed) and marvelling at the skill and care shown by you all – Els, your work is amazing. I’m currently trying my hand at upcycling and am about to start a new blouse. Many thanks for all the inspiration!

    Comment by Claudie M — May 28, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

  5. I live in Spring, Texas. I love sewing vintage and modern day garments. I am also enjoying teaching my 8 year old daughter to sew. We both have our own separate sewing blogs. We also both doing a giveaway.

    Mine is

    Emily’s is

    Comment by Trudy Callan — May 28, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

  6. I am an American living in Vernon BC Canada. Married a Canadian guy who wanted to stay in Canada. I have lived and sewed in Spain and Japan at different times of my adult life.

    I just like to sew and I love to be inspired by people who sew better than I. I found the Diva’s when I was researching seam finishes and check here at least once a day to see what new thing you have to inspire us with.

    I own a sewing school and it is so gratifying to see my students learn to love and appreciate the art of sewing. They tell me that the two hours they spend at the Studio are the best part of their week.

    Right now I am sewing a blouse to go with a skirt and bucket hat I already made and hemming a shift I made. Next I will be trying to repair a big mistake in a silk charmeause dress I started last fall. It has taken me awhile to figure out how to repair the mistake without ruining the dress. And there is always fabric waiting for me to make something out of. The posibilities are endless.

    I too have a new blog aimed at my students but anyone is welcome to read it, of course.

    Happy sewing everyone!
    Linda T

    Comment by vernonfashionstudio — May 28, 2009 @ 7:27 pm

  7. I just added Japan to your list! I’m from The States and just living in rural Japan for a spell. Love your site. Just beginning to discover sewing. Wish you could see the gorgeous fabrics here!

    Comment by Rebecca — May 28, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  8. Hello, Rebecca has beaten me, but I am also from Japan. I suspect the reason why we were not included in your statistics is being subscribing RSS feeding instead of actually visiting your posts, what a shame.

    Although I am dreaming of sewing my own dresses one day I am not much of a dressmaker. Instead I make silk stitched thimbles. Do you know what they are like? They are really delicate, embroidered ring shaped thimbles and you can see some of my work in my blog here:

    I love your posts and look forward to next ones.
    Thank you.

    Comment by Chloe Patricia — May 28, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  9. I live in Belmont, MA, USA, two towns west of Boston. I read the Divas blog for tutorials, tips, and inspiration. I found Els’ tips on full front (athletic) thigh adjustment to trousers invaluable when I made Vogue 7881 (Claire Shaeffer) up this past winter.

    Recently, with help, I got my dress form to better accurately represent my current shape, so today I traced of and “tissue” fitted a sheath dress to her. Tomorrow, I cut it out of muslin, make it up, and see how we did!

    Comment by Betsy — May 28, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

  10. I live on an island in Michigan, and like Sarah Palin, “I can see Canada from my house”! I enjoy Divas because of the professionalism shown in every garment- couture techniques, fine sewing. I am between projects but will be starting something Sunday.

    Comment by Gwen — May 28, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  11. Hello, I also live in Japan. Although I am not much of a dressmaker I love your posts. I am dreaming of someday making my own dresses 🙂
    Instead of sewing, I make Japanese silk stitched thimbles. They are really delicate, embroidered ring shaped thimbles. You can see what they are like in my blog although the recent post is about napkin rings made using the same technique as thimbles. Here is my blog:
    Look forward next posts.
    Thank you.
    Chloe Patricia

    Comment by Chloe Patricia — May 28, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

  12. I’m in Sydney Australia. I love your blog! All the support and help you give me!
    I’ve been sewing for only six years, this past year I’ve fallen in love with quilting 🙂 Thank you for inspiring me!

    Comment by Sophie — May 28, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

  13. I’m in Slovenia, Europe. I read the Divas for all the tips and tutorials. I’ve learn to sew the perfect invisible zipper here.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    Comment by Maja — May 29, 2009 @ 1:37 am

  14. I’m in London! You have been on my feed reader for quite a while, and there’s always something interesting here.

    Comment by Claudine — May 29, 2009 @ 1:54 am

  15. Hello, I am a Brit living in Greece. I, too, have only one sewing friend, so look to the net for inspiration, tips and to be able to see what others are doing/have done. Except for the basics of modern sewing/embroidery, Greece is very poor as far as supplies and ideas are concerned.

    Comment by Wendy Worthington — May 29, 2009 @ 2:33 am

  16. Hello, I am from Serbia, Europe. I’ve been sewing for the last 15 years. I was self-taught, used the BWOF patterns as my guide. I discovered the whole new world when I stumbled on first sewing blog (Laura Lo’s) last year, as I had no sewing buddy, and no one to learn from. I’m looking for an inspiration, practical ideas and helpful tutorials. Thank you for sharing it with us!
    I don’t have a sewing blog, but you can see my work on Burda Style:

    Comment by Ana Jankovic — May 29, 2009 @ 2:54 am

  17. Hello! I’m from Croatia, and I want to thank you for being here for us and for all your sharings. Your site is a great resource.

    Comment by Barbara — May 29, 2009 @ 3:01 am

  18. I’m one of Indonesian who visit your blog regularly. I love this blog! Every tutorials are well written and well explained. I go back and forth to your blog every time I’m going to attach invisible zipper :). I just started sewing a year ago, I hope someday I can be a great seamstress like you are :).

    Comment by ikeow — May 29, 2009 @ 7:25 am

  19. I am from Holland and live in the city of Utrecht. I found your blog while searching for sewinginstructions for a concealed zipper with facing. The instructions were very clear – the garment is finished – and I decided to look for more goodies. And now I use the rss-feed to find new interesting articles.

    At the moment I am studying for my seamstress exam in June. I will get two drawings of a garment and must produce the right patterns in three hours.

    I have just finished an angel costume to wear at a fantasy event. After my exam I will start on some new summer garments and a cosplay outfit (WoW nightelf priestess). Plenty of work as usual 🙂

    Comment by Arusetta — May 29, 2009 @ 7:32 am

  20. Hi, I’m from New York City. I just started freelance dressmaking, so right now I’m working on a wedding dress and two designer samples. I read your blog because it’s great to see what other high-level sewers are *actually* doing, rather than just reading techniques in a book. I find you all very inspiring!

    Comment by Alaina — May 29, 2009 @ 10:49 am

  21. Las Vegas here! I used to be a theatrical costumer, now I’m a nurse. I enjoy sewing even more as a hobby than as a job!

    Comment by sandra — May 29, 2009 @ 11:23 am

  22. of course, I´m in Barcelona (Spain)….. greetings, Paco

    Comment by paco peralta — May 29, 2009 @ 11:45 am

  23. I’m in Wichita, KS, USA. I mostly sew medieval and Renaissance clothes but have started doing more fashion lately and your site is great.

    Comment by Rose — May 29, 2009 @ 3:10 pm

  24. I’ll be reading your blog from Algeria in about a month.

    Comment by malwae — May 29, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

  25. Hello from sunny San Diego. Very cool to see how blogs can bring everyone together.

    Comment by Knitters Delight — May 29, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

  26. I reside in Gilbert, AZ a suburb of Phoenix. I sew for relaxation and enjoyment. I love the information you provide your readers.

    Comment by Cynthia — May 29, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

  27. Hello from Germany,

    I am also a frequent visitor to your blog and I like your attitude towards “high-end-sewing”. I have been sewing for the last 10 years and I am taking lessons with a professional seamstress. I am learning a lot, especailly sewing by hand and to invest time for a (nearly) perfect and unique garment. Thanks for sharing your sewing expertise with us! Kind regards, Anke

    Comment by Anke — May 30, 2009 @ 9:37 am

  28. I am from Pittsburgh, but have been living in Belgrade, Serbia for the past year. I miss the sewing room I left “back home” but have been able to do a few simple projects here. Reading sewing blogs keeps me going when I can’t sew much myself!

    Comment by Charlotte — May 31, 2009 @ 1:17 am

  29. I had being peeking at your blog for quite some time. The info, techniques and contacts are just magnificent, thank you for sharing. At the present I am in Miami, Florida.
    Thank you for the time taking on searching, editing and posting. In my book, this is a “Most have Blog”.

    Cruz Barrientos

    Comment by Cruz Barrientos — May 31, 2009 @ 7:20 am

  30. Hi, I’m living in Belgium at the moment; like many others found your blog through a search, aspire to become a seamstress who can finish a garment so it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside and fits the body that is going to wear it in a comfortable manner, which is why I like your blog. Thank you for sharing your great skills!

    Comment by Marianne — May 31, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

  31. Ann,
    I live in Georgia, USA. Currently working on a recycled blue jeans quilt and some travel bags for our summer beach vacation. Like you blog. Wish you posted more often.

    Comment by Sassyseamstress2 — June 1, 2009 @ 10:13 am

  32. I love your blog. Found it very resourceful.

    Ria from Malaysia

    Comment by rianur — June 3, 2009 @ 9:00 pm

  33. Bonjour,

    I am a french 48 years old gal from ROUEN, Normandy.
    I discovered your blog by reading other mostly American sewing blog
    Thanks Bunny, Mary, Summerset, Linda and so many other sewistas!!!
    I love the sewing blogosphere.
    In my country we are sometimes very arrogant with our Haute-Couture traditions, but (pardon me French readers)most sewing blogs are not that upscale as far as my standards are concerned.
    I’ve been reading you for less than 6 monthes and my sewing knowledge and mojo have dramatically improved since then.
    Right now I am sewing Patricia Reese suit from Vogue Pattern.
    I love all the intricate details you can find in that sort of project.
    Actually I came here this afternoon seardhing a tute for bound buttonles,
    Check my blog for pictures of this project when my camera will be repaired.
    Thank you very much for your blog.

    Comment by Marie-Noëlle — June 4, 2009 @ 7:29 am

  34. hi. istanbul live in Turkey. I like to sew. but I do not know English. thank you

    Comment by minikmimik — June 5, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

  35. Hi –

    I’m in Iowa (United States) and read the Sewing Divas for the tutorials, see what you all are working on, and for inspiration. I’ve been reading for about 2 years. My current project – I have some knit fabric out, alone with Kwik Sew 2694, but now I’m debating about the combination. I’m thinking the fabric (knit multi-color zig-zags) might be better for a simple cardigan. Recently completed projects involved mending jeans, and removing about 6 inches of width from 2 sweatshirts (presents that were way too big for me) and making curtains for the kitchen.

    Thank you all for taking the time to create this blog!

    Comment by JustGail — June 6, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  36. This is a wonderful idea! You know me and where I’m from (Portugal, for those who don’t know me yet).

    Comment by Tany — June 8, 2009 @ 5:36 am

  37. Thank you for your replies:
    Tany (Portugal) JustGail ( USA) , minikmimik ( Turkey), Marie-Noëlle ( France), Ria ( Malaysia) , Sassyseamstress2 ( USA), Marianne (Belgium), Cruz Barrientos (USA), Charlotte (Serbia), Anke (Germany), Cynthia (USA), Knitters Delight (USA), Malwae (Algeria) , Rose (USA), Paco Peralta (Spain), Sandra(USA), Alaina (USA), Arusetta (NL), Ikeow (Indonesia), Barbara (Croatia), Ana Jankovic (Serbia), Wendy Worthington (Greece), Claudine (UK), Maja (Slovenia), Sophie (Australia) , Chloe Patricia (Japan), Gwen (USA), Betsy (USA), Rebecca (Japan), Linda T (Canada), Trudy Callan (USA), Claudie M (UK),Michelle Jada (Canada), Bunny (USA)

    Comment by Els — June 9, 2009 @ 7:52 am

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  39. Hallo, I am from Zagreb, Croatia. I have been reading your blog far more than a year, have been sewing for about 5 years. I studied Textile technology and design in Zagreb Univessity, and I’m hoping to start my own business that would include silkpainting which I love. I’m making my own patterns, but your blog is graat source of sewing technics. Thank you

    Comment by Tanja — June 24, 2009 @ 8:28 am

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