Creative Evening by NetJewerk

If you sit still, nothing will happen …… that is not only the motto of NetJewerk, but it’s really true! NetJewerk is the network for women seeking job, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The main keywords of NetJewerk are connect, work, communicate, radiate, meet and develop. Help as many women as possible to get a job – that’s what NetJewerk do!

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I came across this organisation on LinkedIn few months ago – I found idea wonderful. Sandra Weijers –  owner of NetJewerk, is very energetic and inspiring woman. As I work I am not able to take part is daily activities however it is a great pleasure to join monthly NetJEwerk Borrel evening meetings. We just sit, talk, exchange ideas, experiences – it is wonderful to see women growing, gaining self-confidence.

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Summer Days with Kid-friendly Crafts

Summer is in full swing. It’s a great time to fill those long summer days with kid-friendly crafts. The Creativebug is offering a free 14 Day Trial – risk free!

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New classes are added weekly, with crafts for all skill and age levels.

Enjoy access to classes anytime, anywhere!

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Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance!

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De Cirkel van Kleding – Count Down

De Cirkel van Kleding (Dress Circle), a conceptual artwork van Pet van de Luijtgaarden – will be seen at de beeldentuin (the sculpture garden) of the Kröller Müller Museum, located in National Park De Hoge Veluwe in Otterlo (NL).

At this moment Pet van de Luijtgaarden and his team work in the sculpture garden on his project. On July 26 there is the official opening and you may visit ‘De Cirkel van Kleding‘ from July 27 to August 17, 2014.

De Cirkel van Kleding (Dress Circle), a conceptual artwork van Pet van de Luijtgaarden

You may follow the progress of this undertaking on the De Cirkel van Kleding  Facebook.

My two pieces were finished and delivered on time. I will join the Saturday opening party.

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A day of national mourning in the Netherlands

Today the Netherlands is holding a day of mourning for the 298 killed in the 17 July crash, 193 of whom were Dutch.

The first bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine last week are to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.

A day of national mourning in the Netherlands in memory of all the victims of flight MH17

These are strange days for all families who lost someone in this tragedy.
I wish strength to everyone who has lost a loved one in the airplane crash of airplane MH17.

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Draft Custom Sleeves Like a Fashion Designer

 Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves with Suzy Furrer

 Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves with Suzy Furrer

Become a more professional, versatile and confident designer as you learn to draft custom–fit sleeves in an array of beautiful styles. Sign up for Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves, and complement your patterns with the perfect sleeves, every time.

In this class, Suzy Furrer will walk you through drafting a basic sleeve sloper from body measurements, and using that sloper to create more than a dozen sleeve variations. Along the way, you’ll get comfortable fine–tuning your sleeve fit for a personalized look.
 Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves with Suzy Furrer taking measurements    Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves with Suzy Furrer drafting the pattern   Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves with Suzy Furrer variety of styles

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The Couture Skirt by Claire Shaeffer

The new book by Claire B. Shaeffer – Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt: more sewing secrets from a Chanel collector is scheduled for January 2015. I just cannot wait to have it in my collection.

As expected it is coming with the DVD, where Claire gives an in-depth workshop on replicating the iconic Chanel skirt.

You may preview few pages on ISSUU.

Claire B. Shaeffer - Couture Sewing: The Couture Skirt: more sewing secrets from a Chanel collector

Those who have Claire’s previous book Couture Sewing: The Couture Cardigan Jacket, Sewing secrets from a Chanel Collector  will have the unique opportunity of creating a complete Chanel suite. Isn’t it fabulous!

I am sure a new Vogue Pattern by Claire will follow as well.

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New Marfy patterns in PDF

Marfy has published two new patterns in PDF format – a dress 0303 and a cardigan 3303.

Marfy dress in PDF formateMarfy cardigan pattern in PDF formate

The tube dress has a V-neck with draped crossover detail and short kimono sleeves. It can be made in crêpe, satin or satinette.

One-piece foulard cardigan has tucks on shoulders and stitching detail down side. It is very easy to make, and can be made in voile, chiffon, embroidered tulle or crêpe de chine.

Next to the instructions how to print, cut and join the pattern (you can download it here), there is the video to watch!

These two patterns are perfect for summer garden parties!

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Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale: Save Up to 50%!

Don’t miss out on Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale! 

Save up to 50% at Craftsy’s Creative Escape Flash Sale for a limited time only.

You won’t see so many classes with prices this low again soon. Hurry, offer expires July 20th at 11:59pm MT.

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Finish Your Finest Garments with Couture Techniques

Next to Couture Dressmaking Techniques with Alison Smith Craftsy has just launched the new online class – Couture Finishing Techniques.

Couture Finishing Techniques

Superior garments are both breathtaking to behold and constructed to last for generations. Join Alison Smith – founder of School of Sewing, for her online Craftsy class, Couture Finishing Techniques, and master finishing methods used in couture fashion houses on the world’s most exquisite attire.

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In this class, Alison willl guide you through couture finishing techniques that can be used for everything from special–occasion garments to everyday apparel. You’ll discover techniques for hand–stitching, seam finishing, constructing a concealed zipper with a placket, eye–catching buttonholes, button and loop closures, and hemming.

Sign up for Couture Finishing Techniques, and complete impeccably elegant garments with the confidence of a couturier.

Finish your garments in masterpiece fashion using the most refined couture methods.

Join Couture Finishing Techniques  for only $39.99 — that’s 20% off today!

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Vogue Patterns Fall 2014 Collection

I know the summer is still here … well, at least when I look at the calendar, but slowly the fall is approaching. It was pleasure to watch the F/W 2014 Haute Couture collections presented in Paris – long live internet! A lot of inspirations! Following the trend the Vogue Patterns has just launched the new collection for Fall 2014, as well.

Vogue Patterns Fall 2014 Collection

I love the above set – a silk charmeuse blouse and a wool crepe trousers in radiant orchid colour – fabulous! You just feel the luxury of these fabrics.

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Green with yellow Etsy Treasury featuring Pendant designed by Red Point Tailor

‘Green with yellow’ by FUTUREGIFTdelivery – featuring Fused Glass Pendant designed by Red Point Tailor

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Etsy + Rijksmuseum present: Guild of ’14

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (NL) was completely renovated in 2013. During the renovation a large part of the collection was digitized establishing the Rijksstudio, a website where more than 150,000 works of art may be found.

The Rijksstudio  wanted to acquaint the Etsy community with the art of the Rijksmuseum, therefore they organized a design competition – the Rijksstudio AwardThe Rijksmuseum has asked five Etsy sellers to create items inspired by a picture of the Rijksstudio. Both, Etsy and the Rijksmuseum are proud of the final result.

Tovicorrie NG-2010-39 (1)
(pictures taken from Etsy blog)

Guild of ‘14 – exhibishion which was just openend this week – presents the work of nine members of the Etsy from Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom and the Netherlands – where acontemporary interpretation is made of their favorite works from the Rijksmuseum. This time we used a fashion point of view, we present the results at Gallery 33 during Fashion Week in Amsterdam.

Come by the Etsy + Rijksmuseum exhibition in Amsterdam!

Where? – Gallery 33

When? – 8-28 of july 2014

P.S. Would you like to work with Rijksmuseum images?
The Rijksstudio is the online digital collection of the Rijksmuseum 200,000 masterpieces that you can download for nothing. Everyone is free to make something unique and new to make given the images released copyright free.
Now go to the Rijksstudio.nl and open your own studio for nothing!

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Super fresh summer finds! Etsy Treasury

‘Fresh!’ by Fabriquedelimonade with Mint Fused Glass Earrings designed by Red Point Tailor

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Fused Glass Buttons for the Burda Retro Pattern

In the end the Burda Retro Wrap Top  is done. The last things I have needed were buttons.

I looked through my stash but could not find anything suitable. Then I decided to make the buttons from the glass. Fused Glass light blue buttons, Red Point Tailor, webshop, Red Point Tailor design, fused glass buttons This time I used light blue fused glass beads I have made long ago. They turned out wonderful. I will now make buttons for all my garments. It is a great addition to self covered buttons or mixed method. I am going to add fused glass buttons to my webshop - so if you interested just let me know the size and colour so I could check what are the possibilities. You may contact me by e-mail. I still have to find out how to deal with this bow. I see some discrepancies between the retro picture and the new Burda interpretation. I think I will have to find my own way. Burda Retro Top 134 Red Point Tailor new couture project Burda Retro Top 134 Red Point Tailor new couture project By Red Point Tailor Follow on Bloglovin Follow Me on Pinterest Instagram

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‘July Wishlist #055′ by Florist with Fused Glass Pendant designed by Red Point Tailor


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RPT desinged earrings in Etsy Treasury

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Burda Retro Top in making

Eventually I could pick up this Burda Retro Wrap Top  project. I have to admit that having my new/old sewing machine is helping a lot.

After some break I had to find my way in this half sewed top again. After joining the shoulders seams I was suppose to attach a bias tape to the neckline. Great – only, it is making all more bulky and I have unfinished edges (at least one) of the bias tape at the front.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a neckline - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

I decided to fold the seam under with a small silk organza strip (on the wrong side) for a little body. I hope it will work.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a neckline, sil organza - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

The next point of attention was the part where the front parts which has a very strange corner. The idea is to fold the seams and stitch however it was not so easy at this point.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a wrop bands - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

I decided to put a small patches of the silk organza on the right side and sew it on. I will have then a little more grip on this corner.

Burda Retro Wrap Top 134 working on a wrop bands - Red Point Tailor couture atelier

Ok, let’s see how this part will work. Soon the follow-up.

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Marfy Dress 3399 with extrass

Next to the Marfy jacket 3022 there is now the Dress 3399 available as a PDF to download from the Marfy website.

Marfy Dress 3399 PDF pattern couture

It is a loose-fitting mini dress with flared hemline and diagonal-cut empire line bodice, crossed braces at the neckline and racing back – clearly inspired by a ’60s.

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RPT’s Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress by Burda Style

Being busy with my items for  De Cirkel van Kleding project I had not so much time for this Burda Style Member Model Challenge: Asymmetric Designer Dress. The deadline was 2nd July.

I have manged to finish it on time – however I am not so pleased with the final result. I was hesitated if I should submit it so I have checked the Burda Style website for other entries. Firstly I have noticed there were only 2 entries, secondly – the deadline is extended till 16th of July! Still chance to join!

This means I still can make few fixes and better pictures and post this dress on website.

c, Red Point Tailor coouture atelier, Apeldoorn, Couture, high fashion,

Even though this is not my type of dresses I like the idea. I have made it from chiffon (polyester or viscose) and it is underlined with very fine cotton/viscose fabric. What I found strange in this pattern is the shoulder seam and set-in of the sleeve. It is very high. The skirt has no openings/splits – thus not so easy to walk.

If I would make this dress ever again I will for sure adjust the shoulder and make small splits at the side seams of the dress – maybe on the left side with godet, or both sides with inverted pleats. I would probably underlined only top – or I would made simple loos lining.  Firt for sure proper muslin.

Anyone making this dress as well? What’s your experience with this model?

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