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  • 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

  • Where To Buy Ornaments

    Where To Buy Ornaments

    I have a strict rule around Christmas. No decorations until after the day after Thanksgiving, at the absolute earliest! But you know what? This year, we can all use some extra holiday cheer with everything…The post Where To Buy Ornaments appeared…
    - 13 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 7:00am -
  • DIY Pearl Daisy Chain Necklace

    DIY Pearl Daisy Chain Necklace

    Once upon a time, many moons ago, I designed jewelry for my own fine jewelry label. It was a self-taught hobby turned business and I guess you can say that was when my "DIY" journey…The post DIY Pearl Daisy Chain Necklace appeared first on Honestl…
    - 36 days ago, 26 Oct 20, 7:00am -
  • Halloween At Home

    Halloween At Home

    Trick-or-treating may be cancelled this year but you bet our family will be celebrating Halloween at home the best way we can! I'm excited to be partnering with Zappos again this year to recreate characters…The post Halloween At Home appeared firs…
    - 46 days ago, 16 Oct 20, 7:00am -
  • Lindsay Adams’ Quarantine Chronicles

    Lindsay Adams’ Quarantine Chronicles

    In her most recent series, artist Lindsay Adams' 'Quarantine Chronicles' explores life through these unprecedented times. The abstract quality of her work showcases the significance of body language - the expression and emotion is left…The post Li…
    - 64 days ago, 28 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Pool House Shower With BEHR Color Trends 2021 Palette

    Pool House Shower With BEHR Color Trends 2021 Palette

    I'm happy to report that we are seeing the light after nearly 2 years of on and off again renovations at our Sonoma property! The Northern California fires and the pandemic have been significant obstacles…The post Pool House Shower With BEHR Color…
    - 82 days ago, 10 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain

    DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain

    You've been asking for it so here it is: mask and sunglass chains. Beware, not only do these chains do a good job of keeping your hands and pockets free, they're extremely addicting to make.…The post DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain appeared first on Hon…
    - 89 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Niki Dionne

    Niki Dionne

    There's something so charming and relatable about Niki Dionne's extraordinary oil pastel drawings of women doing ordinary things. The multi-disciplinary artist created by 75 pieces of women, each with a name, reading a book, doing…The post Niki Di…
    - 91 days ago, 1 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • The Animals Observatory

    The Animals Observatory

    When a children's clothing line inspires the way you dress, you know you're onto something good. And The Animals Observatory is good. A child's innate instinct and creativity was the genesis behind the Barcelona based…The post The Animals Observat…
    - 98 days ago, 25 Aug 20, 7:00am -
  • DIY Cross Stitching with a Pattern

    DIY Cross Stitching with a Pattern

    I've recently committed myself to a cross stitching project and there's honestly no turning back now. The idea is to sit and stitch just one flower a day, using Carolyn Manning's Stitch Along pattern. Despite…The post DIY Cross Stitching with a Pa…
    - 10 Aug 20, 7:00am -
  • DIY Tila Bead Bracelet

    DIY Tila Bead Bracelet

    Second to the daily chain bracelet, the Tila bead bracelet is my favorite summer accessory. Not to mention they are insanely easy to make. Miyuki Tila beads are little square and rectangular glass beads and…The post DIY Tila Bead Bracelet appeared…
    - 29 Jul 20, 7:00am -

Sew Beautiful

  • Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
    - 26 Feb 19, 6:46pm -

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

  • My New Venture: Cotton + Steel

    My New Venture: Cotton + Steel

    Welcome to True Up, your source for fabric news, designer interviews, sale alerts, and everything fabric. For regular updates, like us on Facebook or subscribe to RSS feed with your favorite feed reader. Thanks for visiting! I hope you all have been…
    - 12 Feb 13, 6:18am -
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