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3 June

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    Jun 3, 2012, 04.25 PMby elowenn

    Really looking forward to your next pattern

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      Jun 5, 2012, 05.24 PMby Angela Kane

      Thanks for posting to my wall. I guess you received my newsletter.

      Yes, the grading is nearly finished so I should be able to publish the Classic Summer Coat very soon.

      I’ve been wearing a version of it and it’s so useful.

5 May

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    May 5, 2012, 03.07 PMby jennyrecorder

    Hi Angela, I am making your Pinafore at the moment and just wanted to say,“Thankyou” for such a good basic pattern. Your video tutorials were so helpful to me, as I often find written instructions countersuggestive and find myself making mistakes as I can’t visualise what they mean! I plan on making another one (at least) in a dressier fabric and also a skirt. After all that, (and a myriad of other projects) I can’t wait to buy some dark denim and make myself your classic jeans, they look great. Thanks once again, Jenn :)

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      May 26, 2012, 11.46 AMby Angela Kane

      Hi Jenny,
      Just noticed I had not replied to your really great post to my wall.

      I’m glad you like what I’m doing and it’s good to know that it has encouraged you. I have so many plans for good videos but it takes time to do them well. I hope to have a comprehensive library of videos and patterns covering all the basics to get sewers started.

      Thanks again for your support.

26 April

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    Apr 26, 2012, 12.05 AMby MadeByMarzipan

    Congrats on reaching 1 million! I’m still 90,000 away from that…

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      Apr 26, 2012, 04.18 PMby Angela Kane

      Thanks Maureen. Yes, it’s a thrill to see all those digits! You’ll be overtaking me soon. You’re so productive – I don’t know how you do it!

21 March

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    Mar 21, 2012, 03.24 AMby MadeByMarzipan

    Hi, Angela. I signed up for your discussion class, it sounds like it will be a great forum. Would you mind if I extended the invitation to @Angel Peterson? Her online business is FleeceFun.com, you’ve probably seen her tutorials on here. I know she has been in contact with the PowHow team as well, and she would probably benefit from hearing the ideas of your other students.

    Looking forward to it,

    Maureen Wilson

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      Mar 21, 2012, 09.46 AMby Angela Kane

      Hello Maureen, Yes I had my first classes yesterday. There were a few teething problems but my ‘students’ all took it in good part and said afterwards how much they enjoyed it. There was no show for the second class, not sure why, may have been technical.

      Great to hear you have signed up and please extend the invitation. Let me know when you are set to go with your own classes. We can all help each other I think.

      See you in class – I love saying that!

18 March

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    Mar 18, 2012, 04.51 AMby MadeByMarzipan

    Hey, I’m teaching on PowHow, too :)

17 March

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    Mar 17, 2012, 06.48 PMby Angela Kane

    A little while ago I wrote to some of my members about the new PowHow.com site for Live Webcam Classes. The PowHow team asked me to take part in their trial. At that time I wasn’t sure that the system was developed enough to make it useful and I certainly didn’t want to frustrate you all with technology that didn’t work.

    The PowHow team have made fantastic progress and powhow.com is close to going public. I am able to offer FREE CLASSES for a limited period in order to iron out the wrinkles!

    Please remember that I am trying this out too. It may not suit my style of tutorial. I won’t, for example, be making garments live as I don’t think that would work but discussions and workshops, giving my members the opportunity to share ideas and ask me questions, could be useful I’m sure.

    So please join me if you are free. The places are limited but I will add more classes if there is the demand. If all the places are taken, please return later for new dates and times.

    The Free Trial Period is just for March so do give it a try. You may like to look at other classes on offer at PowHow.com.

    To sign-up and register, please visit my instructor profile page

    email me for more information – contact@angelakane.com

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2012, 10.47 AMby Angela Kane

    To everyone who has made my pinafore dress and claimed their free membership. I have recently undertaken a site rebuild and it is possible that you have been locked out. Please let me know and I will reinstate you. I need your angelakane.com id. Email me contact@angelakane.com

10 August

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    Aug 10, 2011, 08.21 AMby keren

    Hi Angela,

    Thank you for directing me to your “About” page, and telling me that you too started out in Computer Programming. It is very inspiring for me to hear that, because it is my dream to leave this field behind and do what I love to do, which is sewing and craft. Making a living from this field is questionable, especially in my small country, but I’m going to try my best to put myself out there, learn, teach, share, and hopefully find my way!

    All the best, Keren (www.sewlavie.com)

28 June

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    Jun 28, 2011, 02.10 AMby Amor Allure

    I love what you are doing…. You have greta patterns when i get some money I will bcome a member… I love your work and i can’t wait to see more patterns on your site, I tell people who are just starting off sewing about Angela Kane on youtube all the time…. You are great…

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      Jun 28, 2011, 09.01 AMby Angela Kane

      Thank you so much for your comment. I am working hard to produce much more content on my web site and for members.

      I am getting a lot of support now and I really appreciate you telling everyone about me. I just want to show people that it’s not that difficult. If that message is getting through I’m really happy and inspired to keep it going.

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      Jun 28, 2011, 04.02 PMby Amor Allure

      you welcome you are great I will join soon……. also my best friend is about to start learning how to sew.. So you will be her teacher…lol

2 June

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    Jun 2, 2011, 12.39 PMby dottty

    Well its a lovely pattern so thanks for sharing, I have made the polo neck dress too (as a top) i will get that on BS soon, its so lovely i cant stop wearing it. jj:)x

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    Jun 2, 2011, 09.16 AMby Angela Kane

    So many of you wonderful sewers have made up and published my Pinafore Pattern. Thank you to everyone.

    Not all of you have contacted me about my Free Membership offer for publishing this pattern so please make sure you email me at contact@angelakane.com with a link to your project as I don’t receive an automatic notification of this important event.

    Please, first register with me for the Free Complimentary Pattern as it is easy for me to upgrade you.

31 May

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    May 31, 2011, 09.07 AMby Angela Kane

    Does anyone know how to reverse clicking the inappropriate button? I just made a boo boo!

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      May 31, 2011, 11.06 PMby Phamburger

      haha, it’s fine. :)

30 May

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    May 30, 2011, 10.16 PMby Phamburger

    What’s the difference from the Denim Pinafore dress #1 and #2? Is it just the paper size?

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      May 30, 2011, 11.47 PMby Phamburger

      Oh, and what size is a small? is it a US 4?
      EDIT: NEVERMIND. I found the size is a small. Sorry!

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      May 31, 2011, 08.58 AMby Angela Kane

      sorry just clicked the wrong button and marked as inappropriate! I missed the reply button. Not sure if I can reverse it.

27 May

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    May 27, 2011, 06.35 PMby anjcote

    i just purchased the jersey ra ra dress and i had a few questions. on the bodice arm holes do we just create a hem using our seam allowance ? or is there a way to create a lined bodice ? thank you for your time. avianca

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      May 27, 2011, 07.09 PMby Angela Kane

      Hi anjcote, Just imagine this is an extension of a T-shirt. You certainly don’t want to line it.

      Try the simple technique of just turning in and stitching. Look at some of your bought T-shirts.

      Have you found my instructions on my site
      Let me know if I can help further.

10 May

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    May 10, 2011, 10.57 AMby freakusbzzz

    Hi Angela, I like the new dres.. very hot, I have so much stretch fabric i need to get through. I might try this, Also I noticed your patterns don’t have seam allowances. You may find this useful: www.seamallowanceguide.com Take care , Hollie

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      May 10, 2011, 11.22 AMby Angela Kane

      Thanks Hollie,
      What a great gadget! I don’t promote or sell stuff on my site except my own patterns and videos as I wouldn’t know where to stop but I might mention it in my next video.


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      May 10, 2011, 11.49 AMby freakusbzzz

      That would be triff!
      I can send you a handful if you like in exchange.
      Just email me from my contact button and post me your address.

30 April

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    Apr 30, 2011, 05.31 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    I love the new pictures of your shift dresses on your website especially the beige one and the blue one with saddle stitching. I want to start making some more!

19 April

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    Apr 19, 2011, 06.40 PMby Amor Allure

    May you please do a catsuit pattern and upload it…I tried to make one and its off…Omg i want to make one so bad , knit tight and a jumpsuit and i love your work

16 April

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    Apr 16, 2011, 05.17 PMby Angela Kane

    Any one else having problems with views being lost? I have raised it with the ‘authorities’ but I don’t like complaining. I think they have gone for good.

24 March

18 March

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    Mar 18, 2011, 11.11 AMby anlusaro


    I am currently trying to make your pinafore dress (amazing pattern by the way and thanks sooo much for the videos, they are invaluable for a beginner like myself), and I’ve ran into a problem. I a pattern that was close to my measurements, and I fits great except at the bust (have a very full bust). I have enough space, but it makes weird gaps toward the armholes, as if it needed a dart there or something, could you please help me? Ihave no idea what to do about this. I have seen this before in ready made clothes. It is actually one of the reasons why I started sewing in the first place….

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      Mar 19, 2011, 06.52 PMby Angela Kane

      Hello anlusaro,

      Sorry I didn’t get back to you yesterday.

      Yes, that sort of alteration can be awkward once you have cut out your garment. I think the only thing to do is to put a dart from the armhole towards the dart point, if as you say the bodice is full enough. Make good the curve of the armhole.

      I hope to do a video on pattern alterations. In the meantime I am doing a few quick diagrams to show how to alter the pattern piece for next time.

      Basically it is a question of slashing horizontally across the bodice through the bust dart. And again from shoulder to waist through the waistline dart.

      You then fan out at the bust point but not increasing the shoulder length. This will give you deeper darts but the side seam and shoulder seam will stay the same length.

      it’s a bit hard to explain. I’ll send you a link to a diagram in the next couple of days.

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      Mar 22, 2011, 10.40 AMby anlusaro

      Thanks so much angela for the explanation. I did a dart as you said, and had to do other adjustments, because I am only 1,51 m, so the back and front bodice were to long for my short torso, and because of my voluminous breasts the dress was too big everywhere else…..oh well. Now I know that I should have measured above my breasts and used that as my "breast measurement, and then adjusted the pattern to fit my breasts….I hope to be done with inserting the lining today and I will upload pictures of the dress tomorrow.

      Ps: I would love a video on altereations. After reading numerous blogs, I’ve discovered that I will never be able to sew a garment that ftis right without altering a pattern, and I leran way, way, way better by seeing….

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      Mar 22, 2011, 01.39 PMby Angela Kane

      Hello anlusaro,

      You seem to have managed pretty well. I’m a bit late with my diagrams for you but take a look at the link I have just put up – fuller bust alterations. You will have to register free if you haven’t already done so.

      Yes I hope to do much more to help with alterations for different figure types.

      If you are short waisted as I am too, it is easy to reduce the length of the bodice. Slash across the bodice pieces 3" or so above and below the bust and take a chunk out. Make good the seams and armhole line. It’s not so difficult. Tape your pattern together (easy with a net pattern) and try it on. Experiment until you get a good fit.

      Do the same at above hip level as well if necessary. This simple alteration solves all major fitting problems.

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      Mar 23, 2011, 08.24 AMby anlusaro

      Hello Angela,

      Thanks for the instructions, I will definitely try it on my next project. I finished the dress yesterday and I will upload pictures today. I would l love to hear what you think about, and no i am not just looking for compliments.

1 March

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    Mar 1, 2011, 02.37 PMby Angela Kane

    The new options at angelakane.com are ready.

    Buy any pattern for £2, rent my Classic Shirt Tutorial for £2.

    Coming next, the option to buy the video download in HD for £6.

    I thinks it’s all working ok (keeping my fingers crossed). I can now get back to creating more patterns and filming more videos.

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    Mar 1, 2011, 11.02 AMby Angela Kane

    I am developing a new pricing policy for my patterns and videos. Membership was easier for me to manage considering the pattern and video files that need to be protected.

    I am at last getting round to updating my site for individual purchases. It is nearly ready. The option to watch the Classic Shirt Video for 14 days priced at £2 is now available and the single patterns, £2 each, will be live shortly.

    I have had so many requests to do this. I want to encourage more youngsters to try their hand at making great clothes and I think everything priced at £2 is very affordable.

    I still believe membership is good value especially as I add more patterns and videos. Only Full Members can download my videos in HD to their hard drive.

    If any one wishes to swap their membership for a more modest selection please email me at contact@angelakane.com and I will be happy to issue a refund.

    I am still testing these new options so please report problems.

    Thanks to everyone who follows my stuff.

28 February

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    Feb 28, 2011, 03.10 AMby lizajane09

    Thanks! I’m sure it is an issue on my end. I tried again and I couldn’t open it. I’ll try updating software to see if that helps.

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      Feb 28, 2011, 07.01 AMby Angela Kane

      Send me an email to contact@angelakane.com and I’ll send you the file directly when I get to my studio.

      Have you been able to open other BurdaStyle downloads?

      You need to have pdf reader on your system. Download Adobe Reader

      I shall find out from BurdaStyle if there are any issues with this file.

      We will get it sorted out so that you can get sewing.

25 February

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    Feb 25, 2011, 06.58 PMby lizajane09

    I’m trying to print the pattern for your jersey polo-neck dress (the us letter size) and I cannot open the pdf. It says “file error: couldn’t open file” Has anyone else had trouble or is this a problem on my end? I have the perfect striped jersey for it. Thanks for posting (free!) patterns!

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      Feb 26, 2011, 07.57 AMby Angela Kane

      Hi lizajane09
      I’m out at the moment but I will sort this out later today. I haven’t had other reports but that does not mean there isn’t a problem.

      Hope you can wait!

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      Feb 27, 2011, 11.29 AMby Angela Kane

      Hello lizajane09 again,

      There is something wrong with the link ‘get it now’ on the actual project page which must be a BurdaStyle problem – I shall follow this up.

      But this link My Pattern – Letter seems to be ok.

      You say you cannot open the pdf – it should open as a pdf in a fresh safari page. I had no problems printing it. Let me know if you are still having difficulties.

      I am assuming you are downloading it from BurdaStyle as a free pattern and not from my site.

      Please let me know if it is ok now.

18 February

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    Feb 18, 2011, 10.13 AMby Angela Kane

    I’m thrilled that my video tutorials have been enjoyed by so many YouTubers and of course that includes BurdaStyle embeds as well. So thank you all.

    About 2,500 to go if you want to help push it over this weekend. Maybe catch up with any of my videos you haven’t already seen. You know what to do!

    angelakanetv on YouTube

    I’m currently working on an ‘easy introduction to knitting’ video. It takes me ages but seems to be well worth it when I get them finished.

    Thank you again to all my supporters.

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      Mar 22, 2011, 10.44 AMby anlusaro

      Hello Angela,

      Thank you for all your effort and showing us how to properly sew!

8 February

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    Feb 8, 2011, 10.32 AMby Angela Kane

    With so many lovely projects being made using my patterns I’m thinking of having a tribute to BursaStyle page on my site.

12 January

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    Jan 12, 2011, 05.14 AMby wzrdreams

    I love your invisible zipper tutorial! By following those steps to the letter I got a perfect invisible zip setting . Thank you! :)

1 January

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    Jan 1, 2011, 10.30 AMby irmchen

    Hi Angela, I would like to pay my respect to you! 5 Stars for modeling your latest dress! :-) I wish there would be much more women in my age (46) or even over 50 who dare to show the community theire stuff by modeling themselves.

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      Jan 1, 2011, 02.58 PMby Angela Kane

      50’s – you flatter me!

      Thanks irmchen. I like to think that most fashion can be worn at any age. It’s more about attitude don’t you think?

      I design with myself in mind but when my young models wear my garments they do it with their own particular style.

      According to YouTube my fans are pretty evenly spread from 13 to 65+.

      I re-visted your studio recently – your photos are really cool.

30 December

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    Dec 30, 2010, 02.47 PMby Angela Kane

    My Christmas coupon is still valid. It expires on 1st January.

    Coupon No. 246C1911CC gives 50% of my Full Membership. If you join using a coupon, membership stays at that price until you choose to end your subscription.

    I shall be submitting another free pattern to BurdaStyle soon and more videos will appear on my website just for members.

18 December

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    Dec 18, 2010, 01.15 PMby Sewing And Style

    Hi Angela, thanks for your message, I was thrilled to hear you liked my humble blog , I just LOVE your YouTube tutorials and your patterns and always keep an eye on your new posts!!!! Juliette