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CoutureGRAM: Underbust Stay
I thought I would make it a separate post to highlight the technique, rather than put it as a reply to your comments. You asked about the blue strip that extends from the center front between the bra cups to side seams all the way to center back. Image:  So...
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SSDA 7: Measuring darts
We discussed many possible fit issues that are direct result of incorrect measurements of circumference (waist and hips), front-back balance, as well as started talking about darts. We also have covered how to take five measurements, waist circumference, hi...
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Another costume request from school, this time I'm excited!
My daughter will be co-hosting a China and Egypt presentation at the school assembly, and she asked me to make her a Chinese dress. Being a huge (Chinese) embroidery fan and having a husband who collects Chinese textiles, I thought I ought to research and m...
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SSDA 6: Why common patternmaking methods won't work for you, or, more about fit
Another week flew by while I've been working, snapping pictures for tutorials and writing up draft posts. It's frightening how little time is left after a busy day - you just want to extend it by another couple of hours... Today I could finally to upload th...
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Hand Embroidery: Lost in Cross Stitches & Sampler No 4
Ooh, I think I have a very soft spot for hand embroidery, which is developing into a crush... The fourth sampler with cross stitches made me want a lot more, judge yourself Cross Stitches: 1. Traditional cross stitch; 2. St. George cross stitch; 3. Star sti...
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CoutureGRAM: Dior Silk Gala Dress
Dear readers, I continue my Couturegram series and present another recent find from the web: Dior Gala Dress from Spring 1958 collection. The dress sold for a whopping $16,000 on liveauctioners.com.   The purpose of COUTURERAM posts is as always to learn fr...
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Sewing Mystery Series: Threaded for Trouble
Readers, I am speechless.  I came across these mostly  Southern Sewing Circle  mystery titles through a newsletter, books that have been actually published on  Amazon . What a use of a  sew- related vocabulary! Or am I the only one having fun? Look at this ...
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Back to Burdastyle
Readers, I survived my daughters drop off birthday party, which we hosted in our home a week ago! Meanwhile, I finished a project for Burdastyle as I am again guest blogging there. I am a big fan of Burdastyle and the last few issues really don't disappoint...
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CoutureGRAM: Chanel Strapless Lace Dress
Back to COUTUREGRAM series! If you haven't read these posts yet, I am occasionally featuring in-detail images of couture garments I find on the web. Occasionally, because it is not easy to find detailed shoots of couture garments. This lace dress was posted...
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SSDA 5: What are (perfect) darts? Assessing dart intake, zzzz...
Back to nuclear pattern-making, readers! Aren't we all happy to delve into a world of high mathematics, technical drawings and nerdy formulas? After two Valentine's Day celebrations at school and one parent-teacher conference after another, I am really happ...
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Frabjous Couture: Boho Skirts Craving
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I am thinking of using paisley Liberty cotton. It is semi-sheer, so I might underline it. I do have a white shirt to go with it - it makes t

Frabjous Couture: The French and the controversial bias stay tape
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Dear readers, I promised you a post with a new couture technique I learned in Baltimore, where I attended my Camp Couture. So, here it is: t

Frabjous Couture: Giveaway for my Facebook page friends!
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Dear readers, I wanted to thank everyone who supported my Facebook page in the past couple of weeks. While the blog allows me to post longer

Frabjous Couture: Don't you say 'rustle'!
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Here - "England's Italian football manager Fabio Capello claims he can manage his players with just 100 words," BBC's Pete

Frabjous Couture: Camp Couture: Field dispatch #1
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As you may have guessed, dear readers, I was sewing like crazy in the past week, which I spent in an isolated hotel in Baltimore together wi

Frabjous Couture: You're a Couture Aficionado if...
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Dear readers, last year I started my couture guest blogging series on BurdaStyle with this small quiz. Almost a year later, and I am revisit

Frabjous Couture: 'Pimp my' pencil skirt
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Readers, tell me, honestly, what do you think of pencil skirts. I love(d) them but I keep on thinking on how you can make them more special,

The Couture Dress
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Ready To Wear: Haute couture is out of the closet and thriving
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By the time you read this, the handful of women inclined to order haute couture clothing will be off to their first show – cosmetic enhancem

Pretty Things Blouse | The Sew Weekly - Sewing & Vin...
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Fabric: Rayon challis, $2.50, silk chiffon, $0.50 – both from stash. Pattern: McCall's M6286, ˜ $3.50 – from stash, first time used. Yea