Down jackets, coats, bags and scarves are the winter-fashion must-haves. You'll see them everywhere during this winter and they're going to be a classics. Simply because they are so warm and comfortable to wear. And for us hobby seamstresses there is an additional advantage: they are easy to make yourself.
Vogue Patterns 1757 is an excellent sewing pattern for a Chanel-Style down jacket.
Couture Sewing Techniques is not a Dummies handbook for absolute beginners. It is an advanced guide for seamstress with a lot of experience who want to learn the real couture sewing techniques. The book is ideal as a finishing touch for your projects or as a deepening of your knowledge and techniques.
Heavy-Duty Sewing is an English book by Anton Sandqvist, who is known for his outdoor brand: Sandqvist. In this book you can read everything about making products that are robust and strong, because they are made of heavy and sturdy fabrics. We mention: canvas, leather, strong cotton and heavier woven wool fabrics. Anton Sandqvist 'does magic' with these fabrics and is making beautiful backpacks, bags, toiletry bags, baskets and practical holders for knives and kitchen utensils.
It is a beautiful book in terms of design that exudes Scandinavia in every photo. And it is a big challenge to go for sturdy, stiff fabrics and to make usable stuff from them.
But we do have a little bit of criticism, and we'll explain that in this blog.
Remember beautiful Christy Turlington as the Chanel Model of the 80's? She was amazing and she still is! At the age of 53 years, she looks more radiant and natural than ever.
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