Guest review: Inge van der Meulen
Peaky Blinders and the Shelby Cap
Who doesn't remember Peaky Blinders, the immensely popular television series that aired a few years ago? The story is set in England in the 1920s and was widely watched. Rarely has a TV series influenced the street fashion to such an extent. Suddenly, you saw men with buzzed haircuts everywhere. Even now, you only need to look on the internet to see how the fashion style from that era continues to influence men's fashion to this day.
As sewers and sewing enthusiasts, we all understand the importance of having good sewing patterns. They serve as our blueprints for creating beautiful garments and accessories.
On Sewing ChanelStyle, you'll find numerous reviews covering a wide range of sewing patterns, from classic Chanel-style jackets to vintage handbags and even wooden carrier bags. But what makes a good sewing pattern review? Why is it essential for the reviewer to have actually made the pattern? And why is it wise to read reviews before embarking on your own sewing project? Let's take a closer look.
We received photos of a beautiful blazer from a very nice lady. She made this blazer following Claire Shaeffer's Custom Collection for Vogue, number 8333.
It is a piece of art!
You will find more photos about the blazer in this blog.
Our readers already know Elena Tran. She has a beautiful online fabric store and is recently selling handmade quality bags as well.
For MargaStyle she has written an article: Anti-ageing-tips-voor-na-je-50ste. It is on in English on her own website as well.
Read her 8 tips to stay healthy ánd beautiful after 50!
How did tweed suits become such an iconic item for Chanel? Let’s go back to 1924. In the spring 1924, Coco Chanel had a new boyfriend, a society playboy Hugh Grosvenor, the second Duke of Westminster, and one of the richest men in England. They met at a Christmas party in Monte Carlo in 1923 and they started seeing each other.
Facts and Fiction about the wonderful Chanel tweeds.. read all about it in the wonderful blog of Elena Tran here: Baudekin Studio Blog.
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.
Bags, wax coats, Cosplay costumes, infinite recycling, horse hair fabric and Dirndl dresses. It is all on this website. Because, most of you will recognize it; once you're married to your sewing machine and devoted to making things yourself, nothing is impossible to make yourself. Well... almost nothing.
But now back to basics. Well.... you can't exactly call the Chanel-Style jacket basic.
We continue with the excellent video series from Elena Tran of Baudekin Studio. This time about making buttonholes and buttons yourself.