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  • Woolen Top design
    Its my first try on this website guys, i hope u all will like it
    - 9 Mar 18, 12:43pm -
  • Baby Rolled Hem
    I've been using this technique recently and thought I'd share it with you. All the details are on my bloghttps://ragbagsandgladrags.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/tutorial-rolled-hem.html
    - 6 Mar 18, 2:32pm -
  • Making a cover for your Sew Sister dress maker's dummy
    Congratulations on your Sew Sister purchase. It's important that you make a cover to keep in good condition and to help it last longer.
    - 2 Mar 18, 5:10am -
  • Sewing Tricks for a Curvy Figure
    When creating clothing for a fuller sized figure there are several things that need to be taken into consideration in order to create the perfect flattering fit.1. Start with taking precise measurements The first step is getting a measuring tape a…
    - 6 Oct 17, 8:23am -
  • A Quick Guide to Lycra
    A Quick Guide to the Properties of Lycra -https://angelakane.com
    - 14 Jun 16, 11:40am -
  • PDF Sewing Patterns
    A Quick Guide to the Easiest PDF Sewing Patterns https://angelakane.com/sewing_patterns/pdf-sewing-patterns.php
    - 14 Jun 16, 11:28am -
  • A Quick Thread Guide
    A Quick Guide from Sewing Pattern designer https://angelakane.com
    - 12 Jun 16, 6:06am -
  • 10 hand-embroidery stitches you must know!
    Learn how to make hand-embroidery stitches with photos and illustrations: Running-Stitch, Backstitch, Stem-Stitch, Slip-Stitch, Chain-Stitch, Blanket-Stitch, Featherstitch, Satin-Stitch, French Knot, Bullion-Stitch.The full tutorial can be seen on…
    - 4 Mar 16, 10:09am -
  • Christine Fitzgerald
    Make your own raglan shoulder pads - instructions and templates.
    - 22 Feb 16, 3:51pm -
  • JonathanD
    How To on making labels. You can print your own clothing labels and care tags from your computer.
    - 14 Feb 16, 5:41pm -

Frabjous Couture

  • Work in Progress: Floral Wool Blouse

    Work in Progress: Floral Wool Blouse

    I am working with this beautiful lightweight wool. More in a post on my new blog.
    - 14 Jan 16, 3:34am -
  • Tutorial: Faced Waistband

    Tutorial: Faced Waistband

    My blog has moved to a new address - check out the Faced waistband tutorial on my new blog
    - 22 Dec 15, 3:59am -
  • New post on my new blog: 30s evening dress

    New post on my new blog: 30s evening dress

    Thanks for visiting my new blog and subscribing to the feed. It is so reassuring to see how many of you remained loyal to Frabjous Couture and continue reading my posts despite patchy posting :)My newest post there is about a beautiful evening dre…
    - 23 Sep 15, 10:02am -
  • See you on my new blog!

    See you on my new blog!

    Do you sometimes get a feeling that things that surround you get boring and you feel the urge to rearrange everything, have a fresh start. This is how I feel now.My blog has evolved in the past years and I feel that through this (though positive) d…
    - 21 Sep 15, 9:38am -
  • Guipure dress: step-by-step plan

    Guipure dress: step-by-step plan

    Today, I finished a short shift at the Leventis Museum, researching the garments they have in their collection. I managed to examine four dresses - all custom-made - and what wonderful dressmaking it was. I'd really rather write about it now, but I g…
    - 30 Jun 15, 9:03am -
  • Blog, interrupted

    Blog, interrupted

    Almost a four-month blog break, and I am in need of a twelve-step blog recovery programme.The main reason is that I had to undergo a surgery in April. All is well now, yet, three months later and about 12 pounds thinner, I am crying out for a whol…
    - 29 Jun 15, 8:40am -
  • Cyprus textiles: Printed Scarves

    Cyprus textiles: Printed Scarves

    Being a small country, Cyprus has surprisingly a lot to offer to a textile lover. It may be due to the rich heritage and geographic position on the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East. The Island is a cultural melting pot, and living here you ar…
    - 6 Mar 15, 9:49am -
  • On My Sewing Table: Chantilly Lace Skirt

    On My Sewing Table: Chantilly Lace Skirt

    I can't have enough skirts - they are just the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. You can dress them down or up, you can never get bored with skirts.Prada, who is a truly skirt designer,  said  in an interview with New York Times:"The skirt…
    - 3 Mar 15, 8:38am -
  • COUTUREGRAM: 1973 Dior Couture Evening Dress

    COUTUREGRAM: 1973 Dior Couture Evening Dress

    After a two-month radio silence, getting hands eyes on a couture gown is almost all I needed to get my blogging mojo back. Add a new blog friend and a mischievous boy kitty to the mix, and I am back on track. As usual for the COUTUREGRAM series,…
    - 6 Feb 15, 5:54am -
  • Top 5 Craftsy class picks for up to $19 during Black Friday Sale

    Top 5 Craftsy class picks for up to $19 during Black Friday Sale

    I try not to write too many Craftsy promotion posts, but this is the sale you can't miss. It's the Black Friday Sale, readers, and it lasts only until Monday! The sale I was waiting for myself to purchase a few new classes for less than a half of the…
    - 29 Nov 14, 6:52am -

Honestly WTF

  • newWine Country Living + Some News

    Wine Country Living + Some News

    We bought a house in Sonoma! I've been chomping at the bit, waiting to share the news with you, for months. It's been a family dream to own a little retreat up in Northern California's…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 8:43am -
  • Sleeper SS18

    Sleeper SS18

    Since 2014, Ukrainian design label Sleeper has been transforming the art of sleepwear with cotton, linen and silk loungewear that takes you from the bed to the beach, an even to the street. Their signature…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 18, 8:55am -
  • Updating My Living Room

    Updating My Living Room

    It's been a few years since my living room makeover and in recent months, I'd been feeling a major itch to make some updates. Also, when you live with two kids under four, there's no…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 10:06am -
  • Trademark Summer 2018

    Trademark Summer 2018

    When Pookie and Louisa Burch discontinued their ready to wear collection last year to focus their business instead on handbags, shoes and jewelry, they were clearly playing to their strengths. Smart move. Inspired by a…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 18, 9:07am -
  • Summer’s Best Beach Umbrellas

    Summer’s Best Beach Umbrellas

    Outings at the beach are only made better with a good umbrella. Protection from the sun means extended beach time and with umbrellas as chic as these, you'll wanna chill on the sand all summer…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 8:59am -
  • Shmelevsky Hats

    Shmelevsky Hats

    Brothers Stas and Vlad Shmelevsky's foray into millinery started with a love affair with a hat. In fact, it was a photograph of a hat and after much time searching, they came up short finding anything…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 8:07am -
  • Alja Horvat

    Alja Horvat

    You might have noticed a recent trend in the art category on HonestlyWTF: illustrations depicting strong females. I've been passionate about uncovering artists who revere the female subject and I couldn't me more excited about…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Jun 18, 1:55am -
  • DIY Fruit Straw Bag

    DIY Fruit Straw Bag

    Cherries + straw = two of my favorite summer motifs. After stumbling upon a lot of adorable cherry appliqués, I knew I had to utilize them in some way or another. And with an overabundance…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • J. Hannah Jewelry

    J. Hannah Jewelry

    Solid 14k gold stacked signet rings, ear cuffs, formed dome rings, and thick baby ear huggies . . . there aren't enough lobes and digits on my body to accommodate every breathtakingly simple, yet weighty,…
    - 19 days ago, 1 Jun 18, 1:41am -
  • My Closet Makeover

    My Closet Makeover

    About twice a year, I like to - or should I say, force myself to - set aside an entire day to purge my closet. It's tedious, exhausting and tiresome. Truth be told, I've been…
    - 21 days ago, 30 May 18, 5:11am -

Sew Beautiful

  • Little Rabbit Vestee Jacket: Girl’s Version with Flower Appliqué

    Little Rabbit Vestee Jacket: Girl’s Version with Flower Appliqué

      In our new February/March edition of Sew Beautiful, #152, associated editor Amelia Johanson shared a reproduction pattern of a little boy’s vintage, button-on suit with a one-piece vestee jacket (above). But to show that the pattern is equally a…
    - 18 Dec 13, 11:02am -
  • Enter to Win a Bejeweled Velvet Pincushion!

    Enter to Win a Bejeweled Velvet Pincushion!

    ENTER TO WIN! In our October/November 2013 issue, we featured something wonderful in our “Our Picks” section (page 21).   “Sewing is truly a luxury when you use one of these handmade velvet pincushions, filled with 100 percent emery grain ……
    - 20 Sep 13, 3:21pm -
  • Happy Scarecrows Smocking Plate: Step-By-Step Cable Count

    Happy Scarecrows Smocking Plate: Step-By-Step Cable Count

    Happy Scarecrows: Jack and Jill Straw Smocking Plates From Sew Beautiful #151 (August/September 2013) By Gwen Milner With crisp fall weather comes the autumn harvest and the delightful and ever-so-practical emergence of the scarecrow. Being one of th…
    - 19 Aug 13, 4:31pm -
  • Green Sewing Room Storage Ideas

    Green Sewing Room Storage Ideas


    - 22 Apr 13, 4:00am -
  • Sew Knits with Confidence (Plus Giveaway!)

    Sew Knits with Confidence (Plus Giveaway!)

    Sew Knits with Confidence (Plus Giveaway!) Nancy Zieman, one of our most-favorite sewing mavens, is launching her new book, Sew Knits with Confidence, and we’re thrilled to be a part of her blog party this month! Full disclosure: I’m a … Contin…
    - 19 Apr 13, 12:18pm -
  • Springtime Belle Fashion Doll

    Springtime Belle Fashion Doll

    Springtime Belle Fashion Doll By Marsha Greenberg Continued Instructions from Issue 148 May/June 2013 An assortment of colorful embroidery flourishes on the hem and hat of this doll ensemble, rivaling real blossoms. Marsha Greenberg is no stranger to…
    - 27 Mar 13, 3:35pm -
  • Shaped Netting Ruffles Baby Gown

    Shaped Netting Ruffles Baby Gown

       Elegant Embroidery Lace and Netting Christening Gown ELEANOR PAGE CHRISTENING GOWN Continued text from Sew Beautiful magazine, Issue #147 Dress by Connie Palmer Text by Kathy Barnard The article in Issue #147 focuses on the instructions for maki…
    - 20 Feb 13, 3:56pm -
  • Antique Sewing Techniques I Preview: Folded Tucks
    This preview segment of Martha Pullen’s Antique Sewing Techniques I video demonstrates how to create folded tucks. Purchase the full video for even more in-depth antique sewing instruction.The post Antique Sewing Techniques I Preview: Folded Tucks…
    - 9 Dec 12, 4:13pm -
  • Fabric Applique Shadow-Work: Chick Designs

    Fabric Applique Shadow-Work: Chick Designs

    These appliqué machine embroidery designs use an underlay of fabric beneath the top main fabric to create a shadow appliqué look. Looking for more Easter sewing projects and ideas? Martha Pullen’s Online Store is your one-stop shop for all of ……
    - 9 Dec 12, 3:55pm -
  • Valentine Rose Print Dress

    Valentine Rose Print Dress

    By Claire MeldrumThe post Valentine Rose Print Dress appeared first on Sew Beautiful Mag.
    - 9 Dec 12, 2:17pm -

Sew Well

  • Balance

    Balance

    Awhile ago, back when I was living in California and sewing and blogging regularly, I took a trip to New Hampshire for the wedding of one of my good friends from college. A few friends from my college days had recently found this sewing blog of mine,…
    - 22 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • My Little Mermaid

    My Little Mermaid

    Though I haven’t been able to make much time to sew lately, I was very motivated to make my two-year-old daughter a mermaid costume for Halloween this year. I can’t remember now whether the idea for the mermaid costume came from her or me.…
    - 5 Nov 16, 9:00am -
  • A Hello and a Goodbye: Gray Chevron Elephant Baby Blanket

    A Hello and a Goodbye: Gray Chevron Elephant Baby Blanket

    Hello again! It seems all I needed to do to get my little one to decide she was okay sleeping on her own – at least at the beginning of the night – was to tell the internet that she wouldn’t let me have any time to myself. Maybe she’s wor…
    - 27 Oct 16, 9:00am -
  • Sewing Under the Influence… of a Newborn

    Sewing Under the Influence… of a Newborn

    Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I made time to sit down at the computer to write anything of substance. My new little one is a doll, but she’s quite demanding about my time. She must be held at all times, preferably while being walked, bounced…
    - 20 Oct 16, 9:00am -
  • It’s a Girl! Again!

    It’s a Girl! Again!

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m once again pleased to announce that my husband and I welcomed a darling daughter into the world last week. (Please ignore the blue sleeve cuffs. All of our tiny newborn clothes are hand-me-downs from a family that had two…
    - 11 Aug 16, 9:00am -
  • Post-Maternity Project Planning: The White Cami

    Post-Maternity Project Planning: The White Cami

    Well, hello again! I know, I disappear for two months, and then I find the time for two posts in as many weeks. These days I don’t have the energy to do much more than rest while my daughter is resting, so I figured I might as well try to make that…
    - 27 Jul 16, 9:00am -
  • More Sewing for the Little Ones: An Elephant Blanket and a Replacement Banks

    More Sewing for the Little Ones: An Elephant Blanket and a Replacement Banks

    Hi friends! It’s been a crazy couple months around here. Our DIY kitchen renovation pretty much took over my life as we pushed to finish before new baby arrived (haha – definitely not going to happen!). I was still able to juggle a bit of sewi…
    - 20 Jul 16, 3:53pm -
  • The Purple Safari Dress

    The Purple Safari Dress

    Well, here it is. The second McCall’s M4758 that was promised in my last post. I kept with the theme of cute animal print for the skirt but found a little bit more interesting print to use as the bodice, both from Mood. I completed the dress wit…
    - 19 May 16, 9:00am -
  • The Blue Zoo Dress

    The Blue Zoo Dress

    I’ve sewn so little for my daughter over the past two years, despite the fact that her favorite dress is a handmade dress her Grandma made her. It has apples all over it and a big, twirly skirt. As soon as that dress comes back from the wash, she…
    - 15 May 16, 9:00am -
  • The State of the Kitchen, through 2014 // Part 2

    The State of the Kitchen, through 2014 // Part 2

    My first post about our kitchen remodel got published a little before I wanted. After writing the first draft, I’d hoped to go back through my photos to see if I could trigger any other memories about work we did to the house during 2014 since I…
    - 12 May 16, 9:00am -

True Up

  • Memphis Time Quilt Pattern

    Memphis Time Quilt Pattern

    The Memphis Time Quilt, my first solo quilt pattern, is a fun, nostalgic, skill-building quilt celebrating 1980s fashion watches and the Memphis Milano design resurgence. Purchase the Memphis Time Quilt Pattern through my Etsy shop. More info, planni…
    - 42 days ago, 8 May 18, 1:34pm -
  • Welsummer – Prints and Story

    Welsummer – Prints and Story

    Welsummer, my Fall 2017 collection, was inspired by Scandinavian folk design, vintage kitchen imagery, and my own backyard flock of hens! The entire group of 18 quilting cottons was printed on unbleached cotton quilting cotton, giving it depth and wa…
    - 42 days ago, 8 May 18, 1:06pm -
  • Snap to Grid – Prints and Story

    Snap to Grid – Prints and Story

    How about something a little different? Snap to Grid is a 1980s-inspired basics collection. 80s design has been enjoying a resurgence in the art and design worlds in recent years, but this is the first time it has been explored in the quilting world.…
    - 25 Aug 17, 7:43pm -
  • Yours Truly – Strawberries!

    Yours Truly – Strawberries!

    Large strawberry pillow pattern is from Purl Soho and is available for free here. Small strawberries were sewn by @a_l from a self-drafted pattern.
    - 27 Jun 17, 8:22pm -
  • Free Pattern – Yours Truly Trip Around the World Quilt

    Free Pattern – Yours Truly Trip Around the World Quilt

    Trip Around the World Quilt is an easy, free quilt pattern made with Yours Truly fabrics. The pattern is free from the Cotton + Steel website.
    - 27 Jun 17, 7:23pm -
  • Yours Truly – Prints and Inspiration

    Yours Truly – Prints and Inspiration

    We all love to sew, and whether we sew for ourselves or for others, sewing is fundamentally an act of love. For “Yours Truly,” my sixth collection for Cotton + Steel Fabrics, I wanted people to be able to literally sew love into their creations.…
    - 19 Dec 16, 9:20pm -
  • Rotary Club – Prints and Story

    Rotary Club – Prints and Story

    Say HELLLLOOOO! to Rotary Club, my Spring 2016 collection for Cotton and Steel Fabrics! Rotary Club is about obsolete technologies and the birds who use them. It was inspired by people’s budding relationship with communication technologies in the S…
    - 7 Jun 16, 9:47pm -
  • Penny Arcade — Prints and Story

    Penny Arcade — Prints and Story

    Remember the field trips and vacations you took as a child? The sights, the sounds, the smells, all so grand and magical. Then you go back to those beloved places as an adult — maybe with your own children — and find that though the place is much…
    - 24 Nov 15, 8:16pm -
  • Free Pattern — Lucky Strikes Collection Quilt

    Free Pattern — Lucky Strikes Collection Quilt

    This quilt design was inspired by 70s graphics and the excitement, sounds, and movement of bowling alleys. It’s a free PDF download available from the Cotton + Steel Patterns page. Finished size is 54″ x 72 1/2″. It’s an easy piecing project,…
    - 8 Oct 15, 6:13pm -
  • Lucky Strikes – Peanut the Wee Elephant

    Lucky Strikes – Peanut the Wee Elephant

    I’ve made at least one Peanut the Wee Elephant out of each of my collections. What can I say, I love this little guy. Peanut was designed by by Hillary Lang and the pattern is in the book Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson.
    - 8 Oct 15, 5:58pm -
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