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Marina von Koenig
Mastering the Art of Couture Sewing
Mastering the Art of Couture Sewing

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Work in Progress: Floral Wool Blouse
I am working with this beautiful lightweight wool. More in a post  on my new blog .

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Tutorial: Faced Waistband
My blog has moved to a new address - check out the  Faced waistband tutorial on my new blog

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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 dress from ...

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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) developme...

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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 got to f...

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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 whole new war...

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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 are likel...

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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 is a femi...

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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, I will kee...

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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 Black Friday Sale, readers! The sale I was waiting for myself to purchase a few new classes for less than a half of the initial price. It seems only a few sewing ...
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