MargaStyle New Website
MargaStyle is a re-newed website. It used to be a modelportfolio-website but it is now more than that. It is also about Marga's hatmaking (Millinery) and costume-making for photoshoots and special events.
It has a personal blog (NL) about modelwork, being a 50+ model, photography, tips, health & beauty and it will offer interesting blogs (EN) from Elena Tran.
From Ties to a Hat!
Do you have ties left that are no longer worn? Here's an upcycling project. From tie(s) to hat!
The hat is chic and ideal for special occasions such as a party or wedding.
And the hat is also sustainable and environmentally conscious because it is made from six (old) ties and a few remnants of fabric.
Floral Tote Bag for Sale
From our guestwriter Elena Tran, we got this video to promote her new line Tote bags. All are made of quality fabrics and are completely unique and personal.
Easy Classic Blouse: Butterick B6378
An easy and very classic blouse! Yes a great idea when you have to look representative but the w heather is sweaty and hot. Butterick B6378 offers a great blouse in four varieties.
Read about the blouse in this blog. Also: a photo-tutorial to make it extra comfortable to sew this blouse for beginners.
Beautiful Sewing Stuff
When I am asked what I want for my birthday or Mother's Day, the answer is always very simple: tools please! Those tools are not a rake for the garden, an extra washing-up brush in the shape of a flower, a pot, pan or vacuum cleaner bag, but a sewing accessory. After all, nothing makes a seamstress as happy as a magic tool such as a pair of luxurious scissors, a cute seam ripper or an extra roll with inches on it!
And then I got this:
Last minute Mothers Day Gift
The quilted, elegant and easy bag is a beginner's project and you can easily make this bag in just an eve. Really! Great last minute Mothers Day Gift!
Chanel cruise 2023/2024
A tribute to glamorous film figures – the Cruise 2023/24 collection unites the reverie of the glamorous film figures with Los Angeles’ active pursuits: board sports, aerobics, roller skating and more. Evoking the Californian way of life, rhinestone-covered mini-shorts and jumpsuits, embroidered bustiers and little tank tops bring color and vitality to the collection imagined by Virginie Viard. See more at Chanel.com
The best DIY Chanel-Style bags
On a news feed is a message about a Chanel copycat bag for sale at Primark. Everyone on TikTok is very excited. What seems? The bag is only 6 pounds and looks like a real Chanel bag from one of the latest collections. That is quite a price difference, because an average Chanel bag easily costs about 3000 euros and the classic 2.55 more than double.
Or.... just make them yourself. An unique bag that just happens to look like a Chanel bag. A Chanel-Style bag! And the good news: two sewing patterns for free, the others for just a little bit of money!
The perfect Mothers Day Gift! And of course you can sew it yourself. This storage basket is made of fun Glamor (or Fashion) fabric. How to make this little man is actually very simple. In this blog you can read all about it and find the shopping list for this project.
Chanel inspired sewing patterns
On Sewdirect you will find this week a blog about Chanel Inspired Tweed jackets. The best 5 sewing patterns, available at their online web-shop are mentioned in their blog as well some history about the Chanel jacket and Coco Chanel.
Read and enjoy!
Let's talk about caps! Caps are one of the most versatile and functional accessories that exist. They serve a practical purpose by providing shade from the sun, keeping hair out of your face, and protecting your head from the elements. But caps are also a fashion statement that can elevate any outfit with style and personality.
In this blog, we'll explore why you should wear caps, how to style them effectively, whether or not they can be considered luxurious items, and even how to make your own custom cap. A beginners guide!
The love of Chanel for Tweed fabrics
Guestwriter: Elena Tran, Baudekin Studio
Facts and Fiction Behind Chanel's Iconic Tweed Fabric
You may love, or hate, or be totally indifferent about Mademoiselle Coco Chanel. However, you cannot deny that she had good taste. She was an opportunist and a shrewd business woman. She was a woman who understood the power of mystery and the importance of discretion. She reinvented her past to elevate herself to the highest ranks of society.
Marfy Styling tips
The new Marfy sewing patterns for spring 2023 are online. We love the elegant clothes and illustrations. And.... we love the styling tips on the website!
Read more about the special Marfy sewing patterns in our blog: Marfy sewing patterns!
Chanel catwalk Autumn/Winter 2023/2024
Et maintenant: The Chanel catwalk for Autumn/Winter 2023/2024. We LOVE it and it is VERY Chanel in all details and looks!
Watch and enjoy:
Chanel with a horse, or better Stella?
Last year, the fashion house CHANEL opened its fashion show with Charlotte Casiraghi, Prince Albert of Monaco's niece, riding her horse down the catwalk. Charlotte is a dressage rider and an ambassador for the fashion house. This playful action led to a lot of criticism because the animal welfare organizations said that a horse does not belong on the catwalk.
A few days ago, Stella McCarthy, fashion designer, vegan and animal lover par excellence, decided to do it completely differently. Horse-friendly and with a fashion message:
How to make BIG party dress
The dress on this picture is a combination of a bolero and a skirt which is 16 meters (17,49 yards!) wide! Why would you need a dress like that... Well it is party time, or time for an exclusive photoshoot.
But of course you can also make this skirt simpler, slightly less wide, so that it is nice to wear during a party, festival or event.
How to sew a Chanel-Style Denim blouse
How to sew a Chanel-Style Denim blouse. We have made a denim blouse and used a very nice and easy Mc Call's sewing pattern. The blouse is a classic and absolutely fantastic to wear. Last but not least: the blouse is ideal to combine with every style. Casual, classic, country-wear or business-look. Every style is possible.
How to make a Chanel-Style bag
The Chanel-style bag is very similar to the style icon of the Chanel bag 2.55. How can you make this bag yourself? It's less difficult than you think. The bag has the construction of a envelope bag and offers four compartments. The instructions are in the Dutch language but the photos are easy to follow.
As if on a village square, the stage is set for a show. Created by artist Xavier Veilhan, eleven monumental animals made of wood, cardboard and paper reveal models one-by-one.
Top hat, bow tie, white gloves, laced boots, satin cape, pleated skirt, double-breasted jacket or with tails, tuxedo shirt, sequins, short shorts, petticoats: it is in the poetry of majorettes that Virginie Viard draws the imagination of her Spring-Summer 2023 Haute Couture collection.
Letś continue the video-series of Elena Tran. The Chanel-Style Jacket is famous. Very famous. Therefore we publish a great series of Videos. Elena of Baudekin Studio is showing us step-by-step how we can make the famous jacket ourselves.
Let start: Part 5: The Patch Pockets
Diy chic Folding bag!
It is not difficult to make a folding bag. Read this blog and you can see how to make this folding bag and where to buy the fabric. And the sewing pattern of course!
Butterick B4929 is all about a very classy jacket. Model B, C and D even have a long split at the back. It is very BAROQUE and sophisticated. If you love a party, fantasy fair, carnival, LARP or Cosplay, you will love this jacket. And if you love to wear special eye-catchers, this jacket will be a head-turning item as well.
But it ain't easy to sew this classic jacket...
Luckely we have made a photo-tutorial published at BERNINA Blogs. It in the Dutch language but easy to follow because the pictures are loud and clear.
Specially made for the BERNINA blog as a gift. Open the 15th door of the advent calendar and you will be on the blog for this beauty.
Difficult to make it? Not at all. All you need is the embroidery patterns (we will show you the way), a frame, a piece of fiberfill and some ribbon.
A few hours later you will have a perfect gift for a Chanel-lover! And do not worry; the embroidery patterns are free or to buy at some of the biggest embroidery-websites on the Internet. It is copyright free as long as you do not start to sell it.
A FREE sewing pattern and a cheap corduroy stretch fabric. Yes, a great cheap, warm and must-have Corduroy Cargo pants! These pants are multi-functional, have a great fit and are ideal for the winter.
Is there a downside to mention: well, to be honest, it is not a pair of trousers to sew in one evening. If you have no sewing experience or little sewing experience, then it is a bit of a puzzle to put the zipper in properly.
But with the step-by-step tutorial on Budget fabrics, with no less than 50 photos, you will certainly get there!
Chanel goes Senegal
The new Chanel catwalk 2022/2023 took place in Dakar/Senegal. A location and collection that surprises me. Lots of denim,tiger prints and leather. Beautiful? Well, in my opinion the least beautiful collection so far.
And then the location? Do they really have to go on a plane to Senegal? What is this message to the world? Don't worry about CO2 emissions, we, couture-houses, will continue to 'fly in' all models/personnel/press to faraway places. In my opinion it's the moral duty of a trendsetter to set a sustainable example, as a message against waste, pollution and social inequality.
Anyway, the good news: The jackets remain classics and we also see beautiful green Bouclé fabrics. And the models represent a great diversity. Bravo!
What do you think of the new Chanel Couture collection? Judge yourself: