Recently we made a red silk blouse with the sewing pattern Butterick B6710. Later we made a pink silk cupro silk blouse. And made of stretch silk: a white blouse from chain fabric. Silk is a very nice fabric to work with and to wear. But we do have some tips to make the sewing project easier.
New on YouTube: The CHANEL Cruise 2021/22 show by Virginie Viard filmed amongst the white limestone expanses of the Carrières de Lumières, a former quarry in the village of Les Baux-de-Provence, in the south of France.
Vogue V1659 is a sewing pattern for a chic blouse by the designer Claire Shaeffer. This sewing pattern falls under the category: Custom Couture Collection.
We all know Claire Shaeffer: she is a writer and designer, known from her books about Chanel couture.
We made this blouse from a 'Delft blue' (= typical Dutch) fabric, inspired by the trend 'I love Holland'.
And the good news: the sewing pattern is not that difficult. It is quite easy to make.
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It’s Haute Couture baby! The most expensive clothes in the world! The CHANEL heads of atelier explains all the visual tricks and technical gems of the first Haute Couture collection by Virginie Viard solo. A very special collection needs very special explanations! This is the third of three videos about this exceptional CHANEL Haute Couture collection by Virginie Viard.
Guestwriter: by Elena Tran
Cotton fabric is the king of affordable textiles and the beloved child of fashion designers. It feels comfortable in all seasons, easy to sew, and widely available. There is some confusion about which fabric is best, which cotton can be used for shirts, dresses and even face masks. I wanted to dive into this topic and get the answers for you.
An extravagant hat is not only fun to wear, but a lot of fun to make as well. It seems very complicated, but fortunately that is not that difficult. We have made Vogue V7464 model D which you can wear in several ways.
We came across an interesting video, on YouTube, about the history of pockets. We never knew women used to wear pockets under their dresses and skirts. Invisible to third parties, precious to themselves. We would like to share this video with you and we immediately made a pocket ourselves, like then ...
Are you looking forward to the summer? It is time to make a nice summer jacket you will soon enjoy wearing. Summer cotton Bouclé is an ideal fabric. A Chanel-Style jacket for the colder evenings or just for during the day if you need to look representative. The Burda 8949 is a classic and one of our favorite sewing patterns.
Where do you get all those beautiful photos? we have been asked frequently. It is often not easy for (fashion) bloggers to obtain copyright-free photos. We have some tips & tricks for you.
Butterick B4355 is a great sewing pattern for a Chanel-style jacket. The front of the sewing pattern shows a beautiful Bouclé green jacket . It 's a great sewing pattern , even for advanced options.
Remember beautiful Christy Turlington as the Chanel Model of the 80's? She was amazing and she still is! We love her as an activist for several foundations to support women all over the world. And we love her new running advertisement for Adidas shown on Vogue.com.
Stella McCarthey introduced her new collection of garments made from Mylo leather last week. Mylo is a new fabric made by the clever engineers from Bolt Threads™.
'Mylo Unleather' is a durable fabric made from champions. Mylo has the appearance and properties of leather and is soft, supple and less harmful to the environment. Adidas, lululemon, and Stella McCartney now use this fabric for their new collections.
Spring could come at any moment, but it is still quite cold. If you are used to walking outside in the morning, for example, then it is better not to put away your winter coat yet. Do you still have beautiful tartan or woolen fabrics? Then you have enough time to make a beautiful and functional hat, you will enjoy wearing!
‘Fashion Embroidery’ might seem like a 'just' beautiful coffee table book about Haute couture, but it is more than that. The English book is written by Jessica Pile (the Production Director at Hand & Lock embroidery). It is a hardcover with beautiful photos of Haute couture clothing and embroidery. It is really "Textile Art".
Summery fabrics are for sale by the online fabric stores. We love these beautiful fabrics whith there outstanding prints! The term 'inkjet print' is becoming increasingly common. On the website of TST Stoffen / Stoffenbestellen we notice a lot of beautiful 'inkjet prints' on fabrics such as Chiffon, Punta di Roma, silk and viscose satin.
But what is an inkjet print different from a 'normal print'?
We love the interview with Gabriela Hearts about Sustainability and we would like to share it with you. It is available on the Vogue website.
The home dress is back in town! Vogue has spent an entire article this week about the home dress and selected the most beautiful dresses for the reader. But what is a home dress? And why would you want (to make) it?