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BurdaStyle: Techniques

  • Pattern Cutting. A New Series
    There are many methods for drafting blocks for dress patterns. I use a variety of tecniques myself. Most tutorials are confusing, especially for beginners. I have researched and tested the easist and most reliable method for this series of tutorials.…
    - 22 Aug 19, 1:34pm -
  • 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 -

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

  • DIY Doodle Embroidered Sweatshirt

    DIY Doodle Embroidered Sweatshirt

    Mastering the art of embroidery has pulled me out of some dark and anxious moments these past couple of weeks. One late evening last week, I picked up an old embroidery hoop, my trusty box…The post DIY Doodle Embroidered Sweatshirt appeared first…
    - 3 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Currently Following: @willsnotebook

    Currently Following: @willsnotebook

    With more time than we know what to do with these days, I thought I'd start featuring some of my favorite accounts on Instagram. So let me introduce you to @willsnotebooks, curated by Moda Operandi's…The post Currently Following: @willsnotebook ap…
    - 9 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Horror Vacui Spring 2020

    Horror Vacui Spring 2020

    There's something about designer Anna Heinrichs’ label, Horror Vacui, that brings me so much joy and delight. The German designer's silk and cotton dresses, blouses and shirts are inspired by her love of 15th and…The post Horror Vacui Spring 202…
    - 10 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Dave Pollot’s Oil on Thrift

    Dave Pollot’s Oil on Thrift

    What strange and unsettling times we're living in. As we continue to navigate the realities of our current health crisis, while also managing our emotional and mental health, I am seeking laughter and creative inspiration…The post Dave Pollot’s…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    Visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

    If you've been following HonestlyWTF from the very beginning, you know the significance San Miguel de Allende has on me. My husband and I were married there a decade ago. So it seemed only right,…The post Visiting San Miguel de Allende, Mexico app…
    - 20 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 7:07am -
  • DIY Velour & Crystal Headband

    DIY Velour & Crystal Headband

    No, your eyes are not deceiving you. What you're seeing are indeed headbands wrapped with pipe cleaners. Pipe cleaners! Inspired by Lelet NY's gorgeous velour wrapped crystal headbands, this week's accessory is insanely easy to…The post DIY Velour…
    - 24 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Cloth & Kind’s Guide to Lighting

    Cloth & Kind’s Guide to Lighting

    As many of you might know, we are in the midst of a major renovation up in Northern California's beloved wine country, Sonoma. Although it's a dream project, the reality is that it's been stressful…The post Cloth & Kind’s Guide to Lighting appea…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Currently Crushing On: DIYable Nail Art

    Currently Crushing On: DIYable Nail Art

    My nail art obsession continues . . . I'm honestly loving all of these gorgeous examples of minimalist nail art, each with with an intriguing twist while still maintaining that clean nail look. From metallic…The post Currently Crushing On: DIYable…
    - 31 days ago, 2 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Casa Pueblo Boca Paila

    Casa Pueblo Boca Paila

    Considering how many times I've visited Mexico, I'm surprised I still haven't made it to Tulum. But I'm pretty sure Casa Pueblo's hacienda-style hotel Boca Paila, located along the coast of Tulum beach, is enough…The post Casa Pueblo Boca Paila ap…
    - 36 days ago, 26 Feb 20, 7:00am -
  • Sophie Smallhorn

    Sophie Smallhorn

    - 38 days ago, 24 Feb 20, 7:00am -

Sew Beautiful

    Sew Well

    • 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…
      - 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…
      - 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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