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?
Jackets are always nice to wear because they are so versatile. You can wear them when you need to look businesslike or representative, or just casual in everyday life. Whether you wear a top, a t-shirt or a neat blouse underneath, a jacket is always a great idea and a real classic. Timeless, classic and trendy!
Some sewing patterns are 'styled' in such a way that the sewing patterns are suitable for regular jackets and typical 'Chanel-style' jacket. But some sewing patterns are clearly: wow, a real Chanel jacket! We are talking about V1717 from Vogue! This is a sewing pattern for a jacket, a longer jacket, trousers and a wrap skirt. And all in the perfect Chanel-style!
Gobelin fabric is a fabric which is probably not an option if you think about making clothes. In fabric stores, the Gobelin is stored between decorative and upholstery fabrics and in online fabric stores they are often categorized with interior fabrics. Is it such a good idea to use Gobelin fabric if you want to make a jacket, for example? We answer this question, but first we will tell you everything about Gobelin as a fabric type.
Vogue V9367 is a sewing pattern for a classic trench coat or raincoat. A beautiful coat and ideal for transitional periods when the weather is not thát cold but also not warm enough to go outside without a coat. A trench coat is one of the classics because it has been 'in fashion' for years and a must-have for everyone!
Panné velvet is a very cheap fabric. If something is really cheap, most people think: this fabric is probably not such a great quality. But this is unjustified. Velours de panne is ideal for women's clothing, skirts, nightwear and party wear.
CHANEL is faithful since Decembre 2001 to Amanda Sanchez, one of the two in-house models! The first person she spoke to was Virginie Viard.
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.
A tailor's ham or dressmaker's ham is a tightly stuffed pillow used as a curved mold when ironing/pressing curved areas of clothing, such as darts, sleeves, cuffs, collars, or waistlines. Pressing on a curved form allows a garment better to fit body contours. To accommodate tapering or garments of different sizes, it has roughly the shape of a ham.
Vogue V8405 is a sewing pattern for four hats, lined and in four different variations. The sewing pattern is especially a fun experiment. If you have never made any hats before... it is a great starter for sure.