Pardon my English...
This website is made by Dutch people. English is not our native language.
We are sorry if there are language errors or imperfections.
Of course we are also happy if you point us at an error or have a suggestion for improvement.
But the most important thing is and remains the message: instructions, information and interest to share about how we can make couture ourselves, specifically: The Chanel jacket!
Participate, share, read, review, enjoy and show the results!
SewingChanelStyle on Pinterest
We are an open (source) community. Our Pinterest account is available for fans, followers ánd people who want to join our collections!
If you have beautiful pictures to share? Do you want to share a boards with us? We will invite you to join a board if you have the same interest and let us know.
Sewing and Chanel-fans: let's meet on Pinterest!
A Brand New Initiative by Sewing ChanelStyle!
Sewing Chanel-Style hasn’t been immune for creative vibes, especially not for those of female entrepreneurs owing small, artisan businesses. The idea to promote these businesses was always there but we are taking it to the next level. We can all do with some extra promotion, can’t we?
We met so many wonderful women ever since we set up Sewing Chanel-Style. Take FriendsthatRhyme! How impressed we are with their elegant clutches, as well as their businessplan, customer service, and their products. It didn’t take long to decide blogging about FriendsthatRhyme with led to spontaneously promoting each others creative businesses on social media.
We are equally delighted to promote Petra Roth’s modern earrings and her company Sma.p-roth. Petra Roth’s versatile 3D printed earrings are masterpieces of modern jewellery.
Mindfuldrawing.com is Paula Kuitenbrouwer’s website for freehand and commissioned art. Paula loves to draw. Monuments, birds, pets, bookplates, or mandarin ducks, Paula’s drawings are in graphite and full colour, elegant, and old school.
Artisan Women Supporting Each Other
Artisan Women Supporting Each Other . We like to feature your business or products too. Contact us with your story when:
We love to meet you. Contact us at.......
Stylish Clutches - Friends that rhyme!
Friends that rhyme?
Yes, lets meet Sabine and Nadine.
'We’re part of the Conscious and Fair Fashion Movement. We upcycle vintage textiles to create our pieces; using what is already available and adding history and individuality to every wristlet and clutch (besides, we love the thrill of the hunt) - it’s win-win! All of our pieces are handmade by talented individuals who work independently or for small organizations that offer fair work environments.'
New website launched:
You are never too old to learn.
You are never too old to model.
Marga: "It all started with the interview on 40plusStyle.com.
No, actually it started a few years earlier...
One fine day, I decided it would be great to be a model. But I was 43 years old, did not had any contacts, experience and knowledge about the business.
Either way, I just started and ten years later, I am still modelling (and learning!)
This website is for you to get some inspiration, to get a lot of information and to get a jumpstart!
I will share my stories, my knowledge and you might want do the same."
And then suddenly there is a Vogue without photos but only with illustrations. The Italian Vogue. A statement regarding sustainability and a gesture to the world that the fashion world is not blind to current social problems due to the effects of climate change.
Models board the plane as "normal" people take the bus or catch the fites. Everything but sustainable. And why? To fly from photo shoot to photo shoot that are often held in the most popular locations around the world. A 'shoot' in Iceland? No problem, or rather South Africa. It does not matter. Everything for a nice photo and the budgets are still big enough.
Clothing is also 'flown in' by courier, make-up artists, photographers, assistants, stylists, etc. Where is the limit? Glitter and glamor is still of paramount importance. Higher than the environment and global issues, unfortunately.
But now: hire a few illustrators and leave the rest to the readers' fans. Beautiful illustrations of fashion. Just like in the old days. For photography, fashion artists were people with a high profile, artists that we still enjoy. Who doesn't love those beautiful vintage drawings that are still a cultural heritage? A great and good idea.
Let's hope that the Vogue will follow from other countries and this will happen more often. It certainly shows that the fashion world is participating in sustainability. Bravo!
October was the breast cancer awareness month.
SewingChanelStyle supports the Pink Ribbon month by giving it some extra attention and promote the Pink Ribbon Foundation on Social Media.
Read all about the color Pink on our special page about
Pink Chanel couture jackets:
The Pink Jacket
The Pink Pied de Poule Jacket
A new header for the updated website... That's our wish. But how do we manage it? Creating a header for a website or blog is not as easy as it seems. But after a long time of thinking we suddenly had a great idea.
What is Sewing Chanel-Style?
The purpose of our website and blog is to provide information about do-it-yourself couture. Specifically: jackets and couture in Chanel style. Information in general: testing and discussing suitable sewing patterns, discussing couture techniques, reviewing books, testing sewing machines and sewing products and providing as much information possible. But how do you visualize it in a header of a website which is very restricted in terms of sizes.
All the elements together in one picture!
We bring our jackets, a pile of books, a clothes hanger with beautiful fringes, sewing measures, tapes and a lot of tweed fabrics. Heading to the Studio where the photographer Erik Bolding from Fashionworkz has already built a setting. And after a few hours of work, the setting is ready.
The lady and her sewing machine!
Unfortunately, the sewing machines, the lock machine and even the overlocker-machine are not ion board. They were allowed to stay at home. But the other elements are there: the books, the sewing patterns, the self-made Chanel-Style jackets and lots of fabric, fringes and bindings which will become eventually our Chanel-Style jackets.
Never underestimate a woman with a sewing machine!
Our theme. Because we 'just' make couture ourselves. And we help you by informing you about everything you want to know. But the photographer should also not be underestimated. I would say: "Never underestimate a photographer with a camera", because a photo is more than a picture. This photo gets the place of honor as a header above the website. We hope that the message is 'captured' in the photo.
And now ley's get back to work, we got work to do!
Our Sewing Chanel Community website is getting a new garment. A new blog. Ánd due to popular demand we have decided to write about new products as well on Sewing Chanel-Style and bring you the latest news, best buys and even more news.
Also a Dutch Blog
The blog is written in English. For most Dutch people English is their second language but not their mother-language. Pardon our English, when it is not correct.
We are still looking for English guest-writers and bloggers; so send us an email if you are looking forward to contribute to this website.
Our blog will aim to inform you about new reviews; sewing patterns, couture-books, our 'Chanel'-projects and a whole new category: Products-reviews.
We will inform you also about new products which are the best tools and friends for a seamstress. What do you need to sew (without frustrations) and which products are such a wonderfull 'things' you definitely need?
As we are sewing for years; we know what it takes to get a project done. Without certain products and tools it is almost impossible to create the real Chanel-Style couture. Sewing machines, lock-machines, a mannequin, good light and an organized sewing-studio: you probably own a lot of equipment already. But what to do when it needs to be replaced or you just need something better? We will inform you thoroughly with experience and information attached.
Now let's get to work!
Let us inform you with in-depth information. Be inspired and start sewing!
We wish you all the luck with your new sewing-project and meanwhile in the sewing-studio, we will work our butts off to keep you going!
We are a non-profit sewing-community. We are sharing information, sewing pattern-reviews, book-reviews and lots of sewing guides for sewing-beginners and advanced seamstress.
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