Hooray! At last an actual sewing post. Since I got back to the UK I’ve been plagued by a nasty cold so I’ve spent the last 7+ days on the sofa. Today I’m feeling much better so I’ve decided to get on with some sewing. Continue reading “Little Blue Dress”→
RIP Hubert de Givenchy, the great French couturier who dressed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Grace Kelly and most famously Audrey Hepburn, in a little black dress, in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” died on Saturday at his home outside Paris. He was 91.
He designed the Bettina blouse named after his muse, the model Bettina Graziani and as statement sleaves are en vogue at the moment I thought I would try to make a version as a tribute. Watch this space!
I like to use Gütermann Thread and I’m sure the great quality of this product has kept my machines in good working order over the years. As the last stockist near to my home in the UK moved recently I was scratching my head as to how I was going match thread to my fabric online. I did a quick search for a colour chart and found one online at Sew Essential. I would love one for the silk thread too but at the moment I can’t source one.
I’m planning to go through my stash and note the matching thread for each one, that way I can order them all at once and save on postage.
As I’m ill and can’t sew, I thought I would post a link to a brilliant collar tutorial. It really works and I now get near perfect (I sometimes mess up, oops) results everytime. I’m so glad I discovered this blog and it has helped me make some lovely shirts and shirt dresses.
I sometimes have to slow down my sewing as I’m quite prolific and my wardrobe is heaving. I love making different versions of the classic Chanel jacket which requires hours of hand sewing. After making a couple of ok jackets I decided to invest in an online class with Susan Khalje who many consider to be one of the best teachers for these garments. Continue reading “French Boucle Jacket”→
I’m sitting here on the sofa, nursing a cold after a few mad days travelling from Singapore and then a flying trip to London in some of the worst weather the UK has seen for years. Good excuse to surf the net and get inspired. This cute 1940’s inspired dress from Miu Miu caught my on My Theresa at the same time as The Fabric Godmother posted this fabric. It’s based on the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary. Continue reading “Mary, Mary”→