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  • Hello!  Just stopping by to give the details on yesterdays Valentine’s post.  Here’s the same dress and blouse now pictured with a pretty cool hat.  I used #newlook6509 as the base of the dress and then added the ruffle and bow detail!  The blouse was a lucky thrift 💁🏼‍♀️ last pic shows the blind hem that my new machine can do (and that I’m very excited about). It makes me want to redo any hem I’ve ever sewn before 😁 @joann_stores
  • Hello! Just stopping by to give the details on yesterdays Valentine’s post. Here’s the same dress and blouse now pictured with a pretty cool hat. I used #newlook6509 as the base of the dress and then added the ruffle and bow detail! The blouse was a lucky thrift 💁🏼‍♀️ last pic shows the blind hem that my new machine can do (and that I’m very excited about). It makes me want to redo any hem I’ve ever sewn before 😁 @joann_stores
  • 822 51 21 February, 2019
  • I never really wore or owned overalls when growing up, although I was often envious of my friends looking cute in them.
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Lately I noticed lots of girls in overalls (all looking very lovely), so one day I went, ‘that’s it! I am making one!’, and after a rather long search, I found @closetcase.patterns’s ‘Jenny Overalls’ and you can see how happy I am with it!😝💛
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• Oriental Floral Crop Top •
🌼 Pattens: shorten #m7543 into a crop top then added #m7577 sleeves @mccallpatterncompany
🌼 Fabric: Oriental Satin Crepe mustard yellow @spotlightstores
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• Jenny Overall (shorts) •
👖Pattern: @closetcase.patterns ‘Jenny Overalls’
👖Fabric: Printed denim from @lincraft
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💛Notes:
- Made size 6 and used about 1.5m of the fabric (150cm wide) - no alteration or modifications
- Used buttons instead of buckles
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👠: Urban Soul from @myer
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#imakemyownclothes #overalls #handmadeoutfit #jennyoverall @singer_sewing_aus_nz @singersewingcompany
  • I never really wore or owned overalls when growing up, although I was often envious of my friends looking cute in them.
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    Lately I noticed lots of girls in overalls (all looking very lovely), so one day I went, ‘that’s it! I am making one!’, and after a rather long search, I found @closetcase.patterns’s ‘Jenny Overalls’ and you can see how happy I am with it!😝💛
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    • Oriental Floral Crop Top •
    🌼 Pattens: shorten #m7543 into a crop top then added #m7577 sleeves @mccallpatterncompany
    🌼 Fabric: Oriental Satin Crepe mustard yellow @spotlightstores
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    • Jenny Overall (shorts) •
    👖Pattern: @closetcase.patterns ‘Jenny Overalls’
    👖Fabric: Printed denim from @lincraft
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    💛Notes:
    - Made size 6 and used about 1.5m of the fabric (150cm wide) - no alteration or modifications
    - Used buttons instead of buckles
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    👠: Urban Soul from @myer
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    #imakemyownclothes #overalls #handmadeoutfit #jennyoverall @singer_sewing_aus_nz @singersewingcompany
  • 793 64 21 February, 2019
  • Green machine 😍 I did knife pleats on the skirt, and overlapping them slightly at the top created a lovely gathered a-line effect. Also, after years of avoiding sleeves, I’m happy to say these are quite comfortable to dance in. Winter sewing ftw! 💚 #lilaandjune #designexperiments #byebyebirdie
  • Green machine 😍 I did knife pleats on the skirt, and overlapping them slightly at the top created a lovely gathered a-line effect. Also, after years of avoiding sleeves, I’m happy to say these are quite comfortable to dance in. Winter sewing ftw! 💚 #lilaandjune #designexperiments #byebyebirdie
  • 4,185 85 17 February, 2019
  • this is the P pattern from the @atelier_to_nani_iro pattern book, directly inspired by @stitch.sew.snip ’s version! i left off the sleeves as well because this is queensland and i don’t need long sleeves, like, ever. this was my first time using a japanese pattern / pattern book and tracing it off the layered sheet was majorly confusing but the actual sewing diagrams were v easy to understand!
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i cut the M/L size but honestly this shirt is MEGA HUGE. i’m a box shirt aficionado and this is definitely my widest square of all lol. i got this fabric locally as a remnant but i think it might be a lawn with enshuku / salt shrinking technique?
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#memade #handmadewardrobe #naniiro #imakemyownclothes #sewcialists #brisbanesews #australiasews
  • this is the P pattern from the @atelier_to_nani_iro pattern book, directly inspired by @stitch.sew.snip ’s version! i left off the sleeves as well because this is queensland and i don’t need long sleeves, like, ever. this was my first time using a japanese pattern / pattern book and tracing it off the layered sheet was majorly confusing but the actual sewing diagrams were v easy to understand!
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    i cut the M/L size but honestly this shirt is MEGA HUGE. i’m a box shirt aficionado and this is definitely my widest square of all lol. i got this fabric locally as a remnant but i think it might be a lawn with enshuku / salt shrinking technique?
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    #memade #handmadewardrobe #naniiro #imakemyownclothes #sewcialists #brisbanesews #australiasews
  • 283 19 21 hours ago
  • REFASHIONED 1980’s COTTON BLOUSE⁣⁣
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Today is the second last day of the Lunar New Year and I thought I’d share the other #refashioned project that I did for the new year before it’s all over.⁣
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This soft, cotton embroidered blouse was in my wardrobe for years! I love the embroidered details but I just couldn’t bring myself to embrace the 80’s “power” sleeves. So, I cut them off and seamed the raw edges with bias tape.
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I also took the sides in and shortened the blouse. And there you go, a “new” blouse that’s more like my kinda style!⁣
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How does everyone feel about cutting and #refashioning #vintage pieces? (Aye, I’m calling this 1980’s piece vintage) ⁣
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Just that we’re clear, I’m okay with refashioning  vintage pieces as long as the outcome is something that brings more perceived joy and value to the owner. I’m talking about dyeing stained dresses from the 1950’s and shortening maxi dresses from 1970’s! Have you done some refashioning with vintage pieces before? Share your project with me in the comments below! ✨⁣
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feat. on vintage #Wrangler jeans, vintage #deadstock #1950s shorts, #memade #crochet earrings and #beaded oranges
  • REFASHIONED 1980’s COTTON BLOUSE⁣⁣
    🌸⁣
    Today is the second last day of the Lunar New Year and I thought I’d share the other #refashioned project that I did for the new year before it’s all over.⁣
    🌸⁣
    This soft, cotton embroidered blouse was in my wardrobe for years! I love the embroidered details but I just couldn’t bring myself to embrace the 80’s “power” sleeves. So, I cut them off and seamed the raw edges with bias tape.
    🌸⁣
    I also took the sides in and shortened the blouse. And there you go, a “new” blouse that’s more like my kinda style!⁣
    🌸⁣
    How does everyone feel about cutting and #refashioning #vintage pieces? (Aye, I’m calling this 1980’s piece vintage) ⁣
    🌸⁣
    Just that we’re clear, I’m okay with refashioning vintage pieces as long as the outcome is something that brings more perceived joy and value to the owner. I’m talking about dyeing stained dresses from the 1950’s and shortening maxi dresses from 1970’s! Have you done some refashioning with vintage pieces before? Share your project with me in the comments below! ✨⁣
    🌸⁣
    feat. on vintage #Wrangler jeans, vintage #deadstock #1950s shorts, #memade #crochet earrings and #beaded oranges
  • 534 26 19 February, 2019
  • paper theory kabuki tee in stripey linen. i really enjoyed making this, it was nice and quick and the construction is satisfying!
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thankfully the inside point isn’t exactly nip-level but i think i’d like to attempt to reduce the width (?) of the sleeve piece / raise the inside corner next time i make it. i did shorten the sleeve length as much as possible but i still find them a bit overwhelming. alternatively if i could just grow like 5 inches i would stop having short person sewing problems 🤷‍♀️
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#memade #handmadewardrobe #kabukitee #imakemyownclothes #sewcialists #brisbanesews #australiasews
  • paper theory kabuki tee in stripey linen. i really enjoyed making this, it was nice and quick and the construction is satisfying!
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    thankfully the inside point isn’t exactly nip-level but i think i’d like to attempt to reduce the width (?) of the sleeve piece / raise the inside corner next time i make it. i did shorten the sleeve length as much as possible but i still find them a bit overwhelming. alternatively if i could just grow like 5 inches i would stop having short person sewing problems 🤷‍♀️
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    #memade #handmadewardrobe #kabukitee #imakemyownclothes #sewcialists #brisbanesews #australiasews
  • 449 20 21 hours ago
  • Dreamy #actondress made by @gyasti 💙💙💙 The wrap version of the Acton dress is my all time favourite party dress and this is why 😍
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#Repost @gyasti⠀
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2 #theactondress in 1. The green one is made out of cotton/spx blend fabric & the blue one is made out of some heavyweight satin. The satin one is definitely more formal looking, which is why i love this pattern so much. It is so versatile! And the fit!!! I cut a size 2 on the bodice, grading to size 0 on the skirt. Very flattering for the upside down triangle body type.⠀
  • Dreamy #actondress made by @gyasti 💙💙💙 The wrap version of the Acton dress is my all time favourite party dress and this is why 😍
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    #Repost @gyasti
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    2 #theactondress in 1. The green one is made out of cotton/spx blend fabric & the blue one is made out of some heavyweight satin. The satin one is definitely more formal looking, which is why i love this pattern so much. It is so versatile! And the fit!!! I cut a size 2 on the bodice, grading to size 0 on the skirt. Very flattering for the upside down triangle body type.⠀
  • 917 4 11 hours ago

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  • The #agnestop is a wonderful addition to any pattern collection. With lots of variations and easy to follow instructions, it was a no-brained to use it in our Lightweight Box. On sale now in the shop!
  • The #agnestop is a wonderful addition to any pattern collection. With lots of variations and easy to follow instructions, it was a no-brained to use it in our Lightweight Box. On sale now in the shop!
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  • This #blaireshirt is another recent FO, which I finished in early January, right before my trip to London. The pattern is from @stylearc and it’s made with a linen/cotton chambray from @blackbirdfabrics. This is my first button-up shirt and, I have to say, now that the collar and buttonhole processes have been demystified, I can’t wait to make a billion more of these! I see many, many Blaires and Archers and Kalles in my future, and maaaaybe even a men’s button-up shirt or two for my partner. Obviously I’m wearing this little cutie layered under cardigans and blazers for the time being, but I can’t wait to wear it solo in all its glory whenever summer finally decides to come to Chicago!
  • This #blaireshirt is another recent FO, which I finished in early January, right before my trip to London. The pattern is from @stylearc and it’s made with a linen/cotton chambray from @blackbirdfabrics. This is my first button-up shirt and, I have to say, now that the collar and buttonhole processes have been demystified, I can’t wait to make a billion more of these! I see many, many Blaires and Archers and Kalles in my future, and maaaaybe even a men’s button-up shirt or two for my partner. Obviously I’m wearing this little cutie layered under cardigans and blazers for the time being, but I can’t wait to wear it solo in all its glory whenever summer finally decides to come to Chicago!
  • 12 1 12 minutes ago
  • @bisforbryanna made the sweetest #lucidadress 😍 They sewed it up in a stretch velvet and I love how it turned out! The Lucida is a quick project and perfect for dipping your toes into sewing with knits. With warm weather on the horizon I am excited to sew myself a couple new Lucidas!
  • @bisforbryanna made the sweetest #lucidadress 😍 They sewed it up in a stretch velvet and I love how it turned out! The Lucida is a quick project and perfect for dipping your toes into sewing with knits. With warm weather on the horizon I am excited to sew myself a couple new Lucidas!
  • 28 3 12 minutes ago
  • Sometimes you find fabric and know it was meant to be. This fabric... The pattern, the colours, the feel, the weightlessness… This delicate, intricate floral design takes me to a dreamy otherworld… I know it's only fabric.

My primary focus on this #newlook6557 dress was to make a discrete crossover bodice that I could wear with a normal bra. For me, strapless bras are either so tight they cut off circulation or slip and slide into uselessness. 
As someone who is blessed (or cursed) in the bust department, I had never been able to wear such a dress whilst maintaining a shred of modesty.  I built the bodice and straps around the bra, to ensure adequate coverage. 
The outcome: summer dress perfection. I managed something light and airy, feminine and delicate. I love this dress. 
#sewersgonnasew #makersgonnamake #isewmyownclothes #fabriclust #handmadewardrobe #isew #imakemyclothes #measurefabric #memade
  • Sometimes you find fabric and know it was meant to be. This fabric... The pattern, the colours, the feel, the weightlessness… This delicate, intricate floral design takes me to a dreamy otherworld… I know it's only fabric.

    My primary focus on this #newlook6557 dress was to make a discrete crossover bodice that I could wear with a normal bra. For me, strapless bras are either so tight they cut off circulation or slip and slide into uselessness.
    As someone who is blessed (or cursed) in the bust department, I had never been able to wear such a dress whilst maintaining a shred of modesty.  I built the bodice and straps around the bra, to ensure adequate coverage.
    The outcome: summer dress perfection. I managed something light and airy, feminine and delicate. I love this dress.
    #sewersgonnasew #makersgonnamake #isewmyownclothes #fabriclust #handmadewardrobe #isew #imakemyclothes #measurefabric #memade
  • 2 0 21 minutes ago
  • Delicious Premium 195gsm Merino colours Mushroom, Ivory, Ballet Pink, Rose Pink and Fuscia 🎀⁣
Hypoallergenic and beautifully soft, Merino jersey is ideal for a wide range of garments. Think turtlenecks, layering pieces, cosy wraps and mini #memade outfits for the little ones! Shop our colour range in stores and online now, please note that colour availability can vary between stores 🌈⁣
#thefabricstore
  • Delicious Premium 195gsm Merino colours Mushroom, Ivory, Ballet Pink, Rose Pink and Fuscia 🎀⁣
    Hypoallergenic and beautifully soft, Merino jersey is ideal for a wide range of garments. Think turtlenecks, layering pieces, cosy wraps and mini #memade outfits for the little ones! Shop our colour range in stores and online now, please note that colour availability can vary between stores 🌈⁣
    #thefabricstore
  • 43 0 22 minutes ago
  • And then it was Friday... ☺️
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Last week I went to the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A. It is so good. If you can make sure to see it before it closes 💋👗
  • And then it was Friday... ☺️

    Last week I went to the Christian Dior exhibition at the V&A. It is so good. If you can make sure to see it before it closes 💋👗
  • 19 2 39 minutes ago
  • Hi Everyone!! We have a ton of new followers, thanks to fantastic giveaway hosted this week by the amazing @tscrochetshoppe !! I can't wait for the winner to be announce today !! So. Exciting! 🧵
Thanks for participating and thanks for following us!  This seems like a good moment to do an introduction.
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I'm Faustina, and I'm the co-owner (with my business partner/mom Catherine) of this little fabric shop.  We are your local  #613 source for all things fabric-y and crafty.  We have a selection of modern quilting fabrics, casual apparel fabric, sewing patterns from indie designers, as well as supplies and kits for other crafts such as embroidery, punch needle, macrame, and bag-making.  We teach sewing lessons to all people, of all backgrounds, and experience levels.  We believe everyone is creative and we're here to support you as you explore your creativity through our classes, advice, and general cheerleading! 🧵
We endeavor to be a safe space for everyone regardless of size, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or economic status.  We also recognize that dismantling systems of privilege within the craft community is a process and we actively work to do better each day. 🧵
We acknowledge that we live and operate on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people.  We recognize that we practice our hand crafts in a land that has a long standing, unique, and rich culture of traditional hand crafts and artistic expression. 🧵
We'd love to see you in the shop in Hintonburg.  We're open 7 days a week and if you live far away, we can hook you up with all our awesome goodies and ship them to you wherever you live.  Visit the website or pop into the shop and say hi!
  • Hi Everyone!! We have a ton of new followers, thanks to fantastic giveaway hosted this week by the amazing @tscrochetshoppe !! I can't wait for the winner to be announce today !! So. Exciting! 🧵
    Thanks for participating and thanks for following us! This seems like a good moment to do an introduction.
    🧵
    I'm Faustina, and I'm the co-owner (with my business partner/mom Catherine) of this little fabric shop. We are your local #613 source for all things fabric-y and crafty. We have a selection of modern quilting fabrics, casual apparel fabric, sewing patterns from indie designers, as well as supplies and kits for other crafts such as embroidery, punch needle, macrame, and bag-making. We teach sewing lessons to all people, of all backgrounds, and experience levels. We believe everyone is creative and we're here to support you as you explore your creativity through our classes, advice, and general cheerleading! 🧵
    We endeavor to be a safe space for everyone regardless of size, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, or economic status. We also recognize that dismantling systems of privilege within the craft community is a process and we actively work to do better each day. 🧵
    We acknowledge that we live and operate on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg people. We recognize that we practice our hand crafts in a land that has a long standing, unique, and rich culture of traditional hand crafts and artistic expression. 🧵
    We'd love to see you in the shop in Hintonburg. We're open 7 days a week and if you live far away, we can hook you up with all our awesome goodies and ship them to you wherever you live. Visit the website or pop into the shop and say hi!
  • 41 10 1 hour ago
  • This geometric print fabric sat in my stash since the early Fall. I had plans to use it to make a top with ruffles (😱 what was I thinking), but after I traced the pattern I lost all desire.

Recently, I decided I would use the fabric for a long-sleeve, flowy dress because I finally wanted to try the “long dresses with sneakers” look. But once again, I second-guessed my decision. Although I admired these two  silhouettes on others, I knew I would be uncomfortable in them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where I found comfort = Separates. I wanted to create that “dress with sneakers” look using separates and this fabric would work to do so. Honestly I wasn’t sure at first about the matching pants—although I knew the shirt was a win—because it nudges the boundaries of my aesthetic. But after finishing and trying them on,  I’m totally here for this look!

You don’t always have to stick with what you know, but sometimes you should stick with what you know 🙃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fabric: @joann_stores Geometric print, 100% Rayon
Top: @closetcase.patterns Kalle hack
Bottoms: Simplicity #s8299
Earrings: @loopjewelry Thera earrings (gifted, one of my favorites)
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#handmadewardrobe #memade #capsulewardrobe #slowfashion #sewcialist #millennialsewing #indiesewing #sewersofinstagram #imademyclothes #sustainablefashion
#minimalistclothing #makersofcolor  #sewing
  • This geometric print fabric sat in my stash since the early Fall. I had plans to use it to make a top with ruffles (😱 what was I thinking), but after I traced the pattern I lost all desire.

    Recently, I decided I would use the fabric for a long-sleeve, flowy dress because I finally wanted to try the “long dresses with sneakers” look. But once again, I second-guessed my decision. Although I admired these two silhouettes on others, I knew I would be uncomfortable in them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Where I found comfort = Separates. I wanted to create that “dress with sneakers” look using separates and this fabric would work to do so. Honestly I wasn’t sure at first about the matching pants—although I knew the shirt was a win—because it nudges the boundaries of my aesthetic. But after finishing and trying them on, I’m totally here for this look!

    You don’t always have to stick with what you know, but sometimes you should stick with what you know 🙃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
    Fabric: @joann_stores Geometric print, 100% Rayon
    Top: @closetcase.patterns Kalle hack
    Bottoms: Simplicity #s8299
    Earrings: @loopjewelry Thera earrings (gifted, one of my favorites)
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    #handmadewardrobe #memade #capsulewardrobe #slowfashion #sewcialist #millennialsewing #indiesewing #sewersofinstagram #imademyclothes #sustainablefashion
    #minimalistclothing #makersofcolor #sewing
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    Mittlerweile sind selbst Regenschirme nicht mehr vor mir sicher... 😜😂 Wie heute Morgen versprochen eine weitere Datei von @_b.style #ohnedichistesüberallschön Die Dateien bekommt ihr auf folgenden Seiten: https://www.creasteinmetz.de/shop/plotterdateien-by-b-style/ , @glueckpunkt.shop sowie bei @makerist bis nächsten Donnerstag zum Einführungspreis!! 😄 (Die Datei wurden mir zu Testzwecken kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt!) #bstylisten Startet gut ins Wochenende.... 💞 Der Schirm ist übrigens von @dm_deutschland
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