Tuesday, 29 July 2014

wedding style jumpsuit designs


Bridal jump-suit's, it's not the princess or traditional envision that a lot of brides aspire to but I like to think of it as cool alternative. Maybe I just see it as a little more .... fashiony (is that even a word)!! Maybe I should just go with unusual.

What do you think, would you be up for a jumpsuit wedding dress? Or what about wearing one as a second outfit for the the evening reception perhaps?  

Friday, 18 July 2014

A Basic Guide To Sewing When You Have No Instructions...

I thought I would share some of my guidance notes from when I was learning how to sew patterns together after I'd drafted them. These aren't step by step instructions as every garment is different, just a set of notes to serve as a guide. 
The one's I've shared with you are for dress's and tops so whether your just getting into pattern drafting, lost your instructions or just finding them hard to follow I hope these guidance tips might help.

To save the guide, right click on it and 'save as'



Monday, 14 July 2014

Coast Modern Style 1950's Skirt

Maybe it's watching 'This Old Thing' but I've suddenly come across all vintage. Although spying this modern 1950's style skirt on a recent shopping trip may have had something to do with it too.
I just love it! I wish to swish around in it all day!




I'm sooo in love with it that I've even thought about styling it.........



 For the top I'd use the Nettie bodysuit pattern making it up in plain white or with a white lace overlay and adding the scoop back with the 3/4 length sleeve option.
Acessories wise I would keep the rest simple with white sandals and a white clutch to polish the look off.  

Coast Rita Skirt in Mint Exclusive to Debenhams £125
asos-higbury sandles £42 
Nettie pattern $12 
Accessorize Ballroom clutch £25.00 


Friday, 11 July 2014

Couture Autumn/winter 2014

Chanel


 Dior

 Alixis Mabille


Zuhair Murad




 Elie Saab

 Ulyana Sergeenko


 Valentino


Giambattista Valli




Vionnet

Julien Fournie

 Jean Paul Gaultier



Haute Couture Autumn/Winter certainly was a winner! Ballgown galore, lots of sparkle and draping heaven. Just my type of thing really!

I couldn't pick out one stand alone show but let's just say Elie Saab, Zahair Murad and Giambattista Valli all tickled my fancy in a major way!

Certainly more than enough inspiration than you can shake a stick at, but I'm keeping notes on embroidered coats, asymmetric designs and volume in my coming season style file. 

And you, anything catch your fancy? 

Apart from watermarked images (catwalking.com ) all others are from style.com 

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Friday, 4 July 2014

Sewing Fashion Trends: Joggers



Sport luxe is pretty popular right now with the cuffed jogger being top of the list. I think is a good basic to own for those day where your mostly at home but might need to pop out a few times to run errands. 

Comfy enough to relax in, stylish enough to pop out in. I even like the more high end look of pairing them with heels and a jacket, but for me I'd probably stick to a slip on trainer style shoe and slouchy off the shoulder T.

What I really like about this trend that when it comes to sewing it, the indie patterns are running the race. Burda of course are always there, but I'm struggling to find any looks from the other big pattern companies- Go Indie's:

A Closer Look At The Patterns....

  
 Papercut Pattern: Anima Pant


Described as a 'must have staple' I think these are pretty cool, I also love how they come with three variation, full length, 3/4 pants and shorts.
Papercut are also running a anima competition right now if your interested.  


 True Bias: The Hudson Pant


This is the very first pattern release from True Bias, and ultra brand new I might add only being released last month. The pattern comes with two versions, full length and 3/4. True Bias is also doing a sew-a-long-for these.


Burda: jersey track pants 06/2014 #119


Always at the fore front of trends, Burda have created there own version. These are more baggy than the previous two but gives you the chance to mix and match your fabrics for a bolder look. 


What I love about the first two patterns is that you can keep them super casual by making them in a plain colour or style them right up using a jersey print or even going uber stylish and trying them in a stretch satin. with the burda pattern I feel you have to think more carefully about your fabric choice otherwise the could run the risk of looking like gym joggers.

What your take on this trend Yay or Nay?


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