Marfy sewing patterns
They're back, or they've always been there but rather untraceable. There were questions on the Internet where to buy Marfy sewing patterns and no one knew the answer. Anyway, they're back! You can order Marfy sewing patterns again, directly through the Marfy website.
The website does not mention anything about a return or a temporary offline. A new blog has been added, informative but limited.
In any case, the famous catalogues, the sewing patterns and the 'Evergreen collections' are for sale again. And the website also has FREE downloads.
Everyday essentials is an English sewing pattern for a bag, two toiletry bags and two wallets by Noodlehead, Anna Graham. It is a sewing pattern that is unlike any other: it is a beautiful magazine! But the result is very mundane and above all practical. A lovely bag and accessories that stand out because of their simplicity and yet a beautiful finish.
And as Anna says in the introduction: "I've always had a passion for making useful items", and they are!
Occasion wear sounds a bit old fashioned, but it certainly isn't. Occasion jackets, pants, dresses and skirts are clothes which have a little bit more (luxury) appearance, making them suitable for festive occasions. Think of weddings, the holidays, birthdays, galas or dinners.
With Easter just around the corner, this jacket is ideal to make and wear. After all, Easter is often a bit unpredictable in terms of weather. It should be feeling like spring, nice and warm, but it can also be cold. A jacket, to wear over a dress or blouse, is a clever idea. After all, you can also take it off and hang it over your shoulders. Let this jacket also be special in terms of finish and lining... however you wear it: it will look timeless and classy.
Chanel Jacket or Cardigan?
What's in the name? Cardigan or Jacket or Cardigan Jacket? Are we talking about a cardigan, a jacket or a cardigan jacket ?
Everybody wants a Chanel jacket, or to make an Inspired Chanel jacket. Or cardigan? In the world of the Haute Couture, the Fashion or the DIY- world, we all know 'the Chanel Jacket'. It is the Iconic one with the fringes, the trims, the black and white lining or the short black tweed jacket. Mostly we are talking about the 'little French Jacket', or the Chanel Jacket or the Chanel Cardigan...
Victorian Corset DIY
We are enjoying the Netflix-series Bridgerton with all those beautiful Victorian clothes and corsets, you too? The Victorian era continues to intrigue us. Such a luxurious and unique clothes! Hoop skirts, gigantic hats, dresses in as many as three layers and corsets on top and underneath. Beautiful to see, but a mystery how women could wear these clothes all day...
Corsets are very popular. This is because there is a large group of people who like going to the Fantasy Fairs, or who like the subcultures like Steampunk and Gothic. And of course also the Medieval variant such as L.A.R.P., or Comic hero-based Cosplay. During these events, corsets often play a major role.
As a seamstress it is a lot of fun to make a corset. How do you sew a Victorian corset? We will show it in detail.
Embroidery with the sewing machine is addictive! Once you start embroidering you will never want to stop. That's also because of all the beautiful embroidery patterns for sale (or FREE!) and the beautiful colors of embroidery thread.
But even more beautiful are the metallic embroidery threads. But there is a problem: these threads often go wrong when you use them for embroidery patterns. What is the cause of threads keeps breaking and how can you prevent this?
Read the tips & tricks!
Free Embroidery Patterns updated
If you like to sew with an embroidery machine or a sewing- and embroidery machine, the included patterns are limited. There is an offer of embroidery patterns on the Internet, but you will have to pay for most of them.
FREE embroidery patterns are available as well, but not easy to find. Below our update of the links of websites from which you can download free embroidery patterns.
Donwload the FREE Ukraine Support embroidery pattern at https://www.creativefabrica.com
Couture Sewing Techniques are techniques which are used in the Haute Couture World. It could easily be a marketing thing as well because now a days, there are many books about Couture Sewing Techniques and an internet buzz.
Haute LATEX couture
Haute couture LATEX fashion is couture that consists of 100% latex. Beautiful creations are made with latex, but unfortunately most people have a different association with latex clothing. Namely: The sex industry and 'tacky' party clothing. Nothing is less true. Some latex-designers are creating Haute LATEX couture which is really couture and very chic!
What is real Haute Couture?
Haute Couture means "high sewing" or "high dressmaking" or "high fashion". It is the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Also mentioned: high-end-fashion. In either terms, most important is the fact the clothes are constructed by hand from start to finish.
Inside Haute couture: Behind the Scenes at the Paris Ateliers by Desirée Sadek and Guillaume de Laubier
As the title says, this book is about taking a glimpse inside the famous fashion houses. It is very picture-heavy with many images of studios, workshops, designers and artisans at work, as well as the close ups of the gorgeous details that go into the garments and the shots before the fashion shows begin. The photography is splendid, of course, and every page is full of information about the haute couture design process at different fashion houses.
Valentine’s Day gift: a padded scarf
Do you want to make something beautiful for Valentine's Day? A padded or puffed scarf is a greaty choice. A padded scarf is the must-have for this winter and easy to make yourself.
This Valentin's Red scarf has a zipper pocket as you see a lot on the padded scarves of the Big names- fashion brands. It gives the scarf something extra. It's an another nice reason to add this zipper pouch especially in case the scarf becomes a Valentine's Day gift! Simply because you can put something into it: a card, a giftcard, a heart or some money.
Chanel catwalk Spring-Summer 2022
The CHANEL Spring-Summer 2022 Haute Couture show, imagined by Virginie Viard, took place at the Grand Palais Éphémère, in a setting designed by Xavier Veilhan.
Cristal Baschet © ADAGP Paris 2022
Vogue 1757: Down Chanel-Style Jacket
Down jackets, coats, bags and scarves are the winter-fashion must-haves. You'll see them everywhere during this winter and they're going to be a classics. Simply because they are so warm and comfortable to wear. And for us hobby seamstresses there is an additional advantage: they are easy to make yourself.
Vogue Patterns 1757 is an excellent sewing pattern for a Chanel-Style down jacket.
Couture Sewing Techniques - review
Couture Sewing Techniques is not a Dummies handbook for absolute beginners. It is an advanced guide for seamstress with a lot of experience who want to learn the real couture sewing techniques. The book is ideal as a finishing touch for your projects or as a deepening of your knowledge and techniques.
The kitchen princess & Spoonflower
Once upon a time there was a kitchen princess who wanted a special kitchen apron. She wanted an exclusive lady-like apron. No problem because:
Spoonflower has a beautiful fabric that you could even wear to a gala
KNIP-Mode has a beautiful sewing pattern for a kitchen apron with many extras
and after some magic with the sewing machine, a kitchen apron, an oven glove and a tea towel was created for the kitchen princess, which met all her wishes.
Heavy Duty Sewing - book review
Heavy-Duty Sewing is an English book by Anton Sandqvist, who is known for his outdoor brand: Sandqvist. In this book you can read everything about making products that are robust and strong, because they are made of heavy and sturdy fabrics. We mention: canvas, leather, strong cotton and heavier woven wool fabrics. Anton Sandqvist 'does magic' with these fabrics and is making beautiful backpacks, bags, toiletry bags, baskets and practical holders for knives and kitchen utensils.
It is a beautiful book in terms of design that exudes Scandinavia in every photo. And it is a big challenge to go for sturdy, stiff fabrics and to make usable stuff from them.
But we do have a little bit of criticism, and we'll explain that in this blog.
Remember beautiful Christy Turlington as the Chanel Model of the 80's? She was amazing and she still is! At the age of 53 years, she looks more radiant and natural than ever.
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