THE CHANEL STYLE is very recognizable, but it is less defined as well. Previously, the association with the "Chanel" brand was mainly a a perfect picture and an identical style. Nowadays the style is less conservative and sleek. The basic elements are still present, but there is much more interpretation for individual interpretation.
Ambassadors and friends of the House Chanel celebrated cinema during the 74th edition of the Festival de Cannes.
We were not yet familiar with the sewing pattern brand: It's Afits. Time to get acquainted and test a sewing pattern! At sewingpatterns.nl we bought a pattern for a stretch blouse. And at Driessenstoffen we bought a matching fabric. A lovely stretch blouse is the result and enthusiasm for the It's Afits brand!
Marfy Italy offers a free PDF sewing pattern to download yourself. It's a sewing pattern to make a Chanel-Style jacket and a matching skirt! We are very happy with the sewingpattern and also pleased that it is a typical classic jacket: elegant, with many 'Chanel' details and a matching skirt. In our opinion, the jacket is the pinnacle of elegance and class. As all the other the sewingpatterns of Marfy's DIY fashion!
Iǹes de la Fressange was Chanel's model for years. She did a great job and was a role model for many women. Nowadays she is still beautiful, without looking like she is trying too hard. Actually, she is the living proof of the fact aging gracefully is possible without Botox, plastic surgery or being addicted to fillers.
Inès now and then: enjoy the great movie of Loic Proigent!
Usually a sewing pattern for a garment is the starting point for a seamstress. Fabric recommendations are always indicated. But sometimes you spot a fabric in a store or on a website and you háve to have it. Only later do you think, "What shall I make of the beautiful fabric?" For example, we bought the cotton print 'Paradise birds on black' available at Budgetstoffen. Vogue V1659 and the beautiful fabric will transformed in: Summer chic blouse!
Butterick B6747 is a sewing pattern for a classic blouse. The blouse is very basic but also stylish and chic. We have created 'a very chic blouse' by choosing a Hèrmes-look-a-like print.
The faux-wrap skirt is a piece of art and looks inside as good as it does outside. The quilted skirt-lining is very comfortable. The faux-wrap concept allows the wearer to walk easily without restriction.
Combined with the Cardigan Jacket, we are now able to make our perfect couture designer suit in Chanel-Style ourselves.
We have already tested Vogue V1714 and turned it into a red brocade jacket. But we definitely wanted to use this sewing pattern an other time more, for other fabrics. We came across a petrol-colored suedine fabric on the Budgetstoffen website and fell in love with the fabric. A nice choice of fabric for this cool Vogue jacket!
It is June and the temperatures are above average. It's hot, very hot... How strange it is to watch the video about the new fashion trends for the coming fall and winter. But we did and we enjoyed the Chanel Fall Winter 2021/2022 collections. All those beautiful fabrics, colours, shapes, designs and the typical Chanel signature...
Here is the video, enjoy!
Are we talking about Vintage or real Vintage? From newly released sewing patterns to sewing patterns which are so old that they almost fall apart. That's what we mean! And it was a nice challenge to make the jacket of Simplicity 5312, released in 1963!
Butterick See and Sew B5235 is a sewing pattern for a dress and a jacket. It looks very vintage but it is very modern as well. A fun, inspiring sewing pattern, here's why:
McCall's is a sewing pattern named: 'Evening Elegance' and it can be found on the web shops under categories: Bridal, Vintage or Cosplay. It is a very versatile sewing pattern and a must-have for every seamstress, Fashionista or Vintage lover.
McCalls M6441 is a sewing pattern for an unlined short jacket with a zipper. The sewing pattern has two variations in length, a round neckline and princess lines. It is a nice jacket to wear especially if you are looking for a casual and comfortable look. It is also quite easy to make.
Vogue V8333 is a Claire Shaeffer sewing pattern published by Vogue. We know Claire Shaeffer from the books: The Couture Cardigan Jacket, Making Designers Trims and The Couture Skirt. She describes in her books how Coco Chanel designed her famous Chanel jacket, the faux wrap skirt and other classics.
The sewing pattern V8333 is not a sewing pattern for a classic Chanel jacket, but a tailor-made jacket. It is almost a personal workshop/study to learn many couture sewing techniques.
Sustainability is very important to us, and we were very happy to receive a nice tip from a reader. "Have you heard of Christy Dawn?" No, we didn't have... but we wanted to know more about this new clothing brand. It claims to respect the environment and even to contribute to improve the ecosystem. Let's talk about Christy Dawn!
In conversation with literary historian Fanny Arama, ambassador and spokesperson for the House Charlotte Casiraghi invited writer and friend of the House Anne Berest to examine the figure of girls in literature, through a tribute to the work of Anne Wiazemsky. Actress and CHANEL ambassador Alma Jodorowsky opened the discussion with a reading of excerpts from "Jeune fille" by Anne Wiazemsky, and "Sagan 1954" by Anne Berest.
The video in french language. Please leave a comment below the video: English subtitles please!
Authentic couture Chanel jackets are priceless. This is not surprising because they are exclusively tailor-made for the rich and famous. Making a Chanel-style jacket yourself is a dream for many seamstresses. However, this is not cheap either because the Bouclé and Tweed fabrics are often expensive. But we have managed to make a 'BUDGET Chanel-style jacket' for inspiration!
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.