The decline of fabric and haberdashery stores in many Dutch cities and towns is something worth attention. We, semi-professional and hobbyist sewers, find it incredibly regrettable that there are no longer physical stores where you can casually walk in. Places where you can touch the fabrics, wander endlessly, and eventually come home with a stack of 'spontaneous' fabrics. And of course, score some bargains! Because we love that!
Diving into the world of sewing patterns, I've taken on the challenge of exploring each one to guarantee a smooth sewing journey. My reviews dive deep into the essentials: getting the sizes right, finding the perfect fabrics, noting any alternative material requirements, checking instruction clarity, and comparing the final creation to the pattern's promises.
But the big question lingers: Does this pattern truly deliver the bang for your buck?
Vogue V1751 is a jacket designed by the well-known designer and Chanel couture expert Claire Shaeffer. Therefore, this jacket is not just any jacket, but a couture jacket. The sewing pattern is a complete couture workshop, meticulously explained in over 90 steps, detailing how the pattern comes together.
A significant amount of handwork is involved. However, this jacket presents a real challenge for hobbyist sewers and serves as an incredibly instructive lesson!
Are you an enthusiastic seamstress (or seamster) always on the lookout for new sewing projects and inspiration? Then you're probably familiar with the wonderful world of free downloadable sewing patterns. These digital patterns can be found all over the internet, offering a wealth of opportunities for creative sewing projects. However, like everything in life, there are both pros and cons to using free sewing patterns. In this blog, we'll delve into both sides of this coin.
In the realm of fashion history, few garments are as iconic and instantly recognizable as the ruff. This intricate and ornate collar, popularized during the Renaissance, has transcended centuries to remain a symbol of elegance and sophistication. While the ruff has evolved significantly over time, its timeless charm endures. In this blog post, we'll delve into the rich history of the ruff and explore the art of crafting one yourself.
For a detailed tutorial on creating your own ruff, be sure to visit this Dutch blog: DIY Molensteenkraag: How to Make a Ruff.
In the world of fashion design and sewing, the creation of sewing patterns is a crucial and intricate process. These patterns serve as the blueprint for crafting garments that fit well and exhibit the desired style. In this article, we will delve into the fascinating journey of how sewing patterns are meticulously crafted, from the initial design concept to the final publication. Whether you're an aspiring fashion designer, a passionate seamstress, or simply curious about the art of pattern-making, join us as we explore the steps involved in bringing a sewing pattern to life.
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This hat is a combination between a hat and a cap. the top is that of a cap, the brim is really more like a hat. The Chanel-Style is clear: the hat is black and white, it has a kind of camellia on the hat and the brims are also typical 'Chanel'.
There is an extensive tutorial on the Bernina Blog. Although this is in Dutch, the 36 photos make it easy to follow how you can make this hat-cap yourself. The link:
Sustainable DIY fashion is the trend! Sewing Chanel-Style prefers sustainable DIY fashion. We create many upcycling projects and makeovers. Let's dive into the world of upcycling, ethical fashion, and eco-friendly tips. Get ready to rock your couture wardrobe and make a positive impact. Let's get started!
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.