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Best Couture Sewing Blogs

Here's a list of the "Top 10 Couture Sewing and Dressmaking blogs that I follow. Add your suggestions to the list.


Sewing projects, tips and inspiration for the modern seamstress and the sewing blog of Sewaholic Patterns


In all honesty, dear readers, I must give you a fair warning: it's very likely this blog will take a turn towards cosplay and creative sewing for the time being, rather than regular garment sewing. I understand it's not everyone's cup of tea. But I hope you'll still come by and visit from time to time!

Marvelous Marfy

Today was one of those days that begin in neutral and head downhill. FAST.And then the doorbell rang.This is Marfy's 2014/15 Autumn-Winter catalogue with - wait for it - 20 free patterns.TWENTY FREE PATTERNS.The patterns come in sizes (IT) 42 through 50. Oh, happy day. I smell a queue....


Well, here is one full panel of my pinch pleat bespoke drapes. Now they need to be hung and "dressed", which translates into this: The panels get hung and shaped into the pleats in which they will hang, tied loosely together, and then they cure, much like we cure bias before sewing it up.

The Dreamstress | fashion, sewing, and more

Gosh, time flies! It does not seem a fortnight since I wrote the last inspiration post for the HSF! Things come around quickly! This particular challenge, #20: Alternative Universe ( due Sat 1 Nov, because hey, Halloween is the day before and look, sometimes I can plan!)

Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing

Episode Three is here! In this new installment, I look into a '50s dress, complete with boned inner corselet, waist stay, built-in crinoline, and horsehair braid. This is a beautiful example of workmanship (workwomanship?). Hope you enjoy the episode, sewing nerds! As always, special thanks to my sponsor Elna.

A Fashionable Stitch

sartorial sewing




By Kathleen Fasanella on Aug 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm When communicating desired fitting or design changes to a pattern maker -or even to use as a record of your progress- it is critical to take useful photographs. Taking the time to take good photographs can reduce your costs and your provider's frustration.

Easy Pattern Making

Easy Pattern Making. Pattern making ruler to make sewing pattern.

BeFab: Digital Fabric Printing manufacture using reactive textile printing onto Linen Cotton Silk in the UK

BeFab Be Creative is a friendly and accessible Digital Fabric Printing Bureau. We are two sisters based in Edinburgh who want to print your beautiful fabric, it's that simple!

Couture et Tricot

I'm a Portuguese sewing addict. I love sewing and knitting original clothes and I've been doing so since I was twelve. Making clothes is my favorite hobby and I wish to share it with you! Defino-me como uma Portuguesa viciada em costura. Adoro costurar e tricotar roupas originais e tenho-o feito desde os meus doze anos.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion

You may have noticed that the Couture Allure website and this blog have been quiet lately. There's a very good reason for that. I have been working very hard over the last couple of months opening 3 retail spaces where you can now buy vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, accessories and jewelry from Couture Allure live and in person!

New From CFPD!

Do to a continuing high level of spam comments, we have been forced to turn off the comment section of the blog. You can make your voice heard by clicking on Contact Us from the bottom navigation bar. We'll add your comments by hand. Spam is a huge problem on all blogs, thanks for your patience.

Sewing Lesson: Lace Skirt 105 12/2012

Here is an easy to follow sewing lesson for our Double Layer Skirt sewing pattern that debuted in the December 2012 issue of Burda Style magazine in our fancy Night at the Opera pattern collection. Check out all the great diagrams to help you sew this dress!


I'm making a Chanel Suit for a special client. The jacket is base bodice is cut out using BOF Full Size jacket from the August, 2008 magazine. The sleeves are cut using Claire B. Shaeffer Vogue pattern # 8259. For the skirt I used Ann Klein Vogue pattern # 2834.

Advance Sewing Tutorials - YouTube

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  • Hi, and welcome to my blog.

    So who am I? Well, it’s a long story but my name is Ruby. I’ve come from the city to country, been overseas, and now I operate online businesses selling vintage crochet, knitting, sewing and needle-craft patterns. One continuing thread throughout my life is my love of all things vintage and fiber–and all things handmade.

    I have a few online properties. There’s my eBay store, along with the digital store, www.vintagepatternsdazespast and Ruby’s Fashion Doll World will be added later this year.

    I’m also a certified eBay Trainer and an Internet Marketing Professional doing businesses as Marketing Your Product with Ruby.

    You will find Facebook pages for Vintage Patterns Dazespast, Free Vintage Patterns Dazespast, Ruby’s Fashion Doll World, Marketing Your Product for Profit and Adirondack Farm to Market with Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest profiles.

    Finishing the story will explain the why and the how of these ventures. You see, I have always loved working with fiber. I’ve been sewing off and on now for over 40 years. My other passions include crocheting, photography, gardening, fashion dolls and all things handmade.

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