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  • 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 -
  • How to draft footie pajamas
    Have you ever wondered how to sew your own footie pajamas? Well now you can! I have researched have to draft/sew pajamas with attached feet for a long time but in vain I decided to make my own. I have been sewing for the past three years and I thin…
    - 26 Jan 16, 4:45pm -
  • Sewing a Perfect Neckline - Quick Easy Tutorial
    By his method,You can sew any other shaped neckline other than the square one I have shown here. The procedure would remain the same.http://kamala-n.blogspot.in/2015/11/sewing-perfect-square-neckline-quick.html
    - 21 Nov 15, 5:18am -
  • Adding a lining and bra cups to the Pneuma Tank (Papercut Patterns)
    I made Papercut patterns' Pneuma tank (bra version) as part of my outfit for my first trail race in October.I really liked the strap design and the options between bra and loose tank, but I also wanted to add cups, you know, just to pretend that I h…
    - 10 Nov 15, 3:57pm -
  • How the Pleats Work on the Wrap Yoke Skirt #112 11/2014
    If you want to make the Wrap Yoke Skirt #112 from the 11/2014 magazine and you're having trouble figuring out how the skirt works from drawings, then this is for you. Here's a video showing you how my finished skirt wraps and how the pleats are forme…
    - 7 Sep 15, 6:00pm -

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

  • Rebecca de Ravenel Spring 2018

    Rebecca de Ravenel Spring 2018

    Jewelry designer, and creator of the ubiquitous Les Bonbons earrings, Rebecca de Ravenel has officially entered the world of ready to wear. Her playful and...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 1:02pm -
  • Synchronized

    Synchronized

    Inspired by the sterile swimming pools, built during the Socialist Era of her native country Slovakia, photographer Maria Svarbova has created a series of...
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • The Tote You Never Knew You Needed

    The Tote You Never Knew You Needed

    I knew swearing off oversized bags would only last for so long. Summer is over and M Missoni's large felt tote is the only thing I need to haul around all the...
    - 7 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Ian Davenport’s Puddle Paintings

    Ian Davenport’s Puddle Paintings

    I've had a few of Ian Davenport's Puddle Paintings hiding in an inspiration folder on my desktop since 2011. Fortunately, I was able to rediscover his amazing...
    - 11 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Currently Crushing On: Plaid & Houndstooth Blazers

    Currently Crushing On: Plaid & Houndstooth Blazers

    Plaid, checkered, and houndstooth blazers worn over a simple tee or button down shirt? Timeless, I say. Say hello to my favorite fall look . . . ...
    - 12 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Dreamy Work Spaces

    Dreamy Work Spaces

    I'm in the market for a another work space. Our makeshift dinning room office is not only driving Abe crazy, it just isn't sustainable anymore. And now that...
    - 13 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Ohkii Studio

    Ohkii Studio

    Clearly, I'm not yet ready to let go of summer as I'm just relishing these works from illustrator Angela Mckay, of Ohkii Studio! As a surface pattern designer...
    - 14 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • The 10 Best Trench Coats From Zara

    The 10 Best Trench Coats From Zara

    Oversized, plaid, asymmetrical, linen, faux suede . . . Zara has all the trench coats right now and I'm absolutely convinced that one can never have too many....
    - 18 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Christine Alcalay Spring 2018

    Christine Alcalay Spring 2018

    Becoming a designer was never a choice for Christine Alcalay - it's who she always was. After immigrating to New York City from Vietnam, at the age of three,...
    - 18 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 12:47pm -
  • The Invisble Man

    The Invisble Man

    Do you remember the Invisible Man? We featured Liu Bolin back in 2011, after he had become known for perfecting the art of blending into various backgrounds by...
    - 20 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 7:00am -

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,…
    - 3 days ago, 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

  • *New!* Snap to Grid – Prints and Story

    *New!* 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.…
    - 30 days ago, 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.
    - 89 days ago, 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.
    - 89 days ago, 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 -
  • Lucky Strikes – Inspiration

    Lucky Strikes – Inspiration

    Learn more about the Lucky Strikes collection and see each print close-up here.
    - 8 Oct 15, 5:53pm -
  • Lucky Strikes — Wood-Handle Retro Bag

    Lucky Strikes — Wood-Handle Retro Bag


    - 8 Oct 15, 5:48pm -
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