My First BvK Technical Fashion Day

What a wonderful day it was – my first Technische Modevakdag (Technical Fashion Day) by de BvK  Branchevereniging van Kleermakers & Modevakscholen – (Dutch Association of Tailor and Fashion Design Schools).

The day started with welcome words and short introduction and checking the stands (me).

Then I headed to the first workshop – Technieken uit de jaren 50 nog steeds ultramodern (the 50’s techniques – still ultramodern) by Ineke de Jong.
Ineke – who makes garments based on Vintage Vogue patterns – presented the specifics of vintage patterns and ways of finishing the corners to attach the gussets as well as bounded buttonholes techniques.
After her presentation we could closer look at the garments pieces she has made.

Dress based on Vitage Vogue pattern 1202Vitage Vogue pattern 1202
Dress made by Ineke based on the Vintage Vogue pattern 1202 – Paris Original Model by Paquin

Well, the vintage patterns and the techniques where not new for me however it was for a majority of sitting in the room. For me it was interesting to see the beautiful garments made base on the patterns I know.

Before the lunch break it was time to visit the small exhibition with stands with sewing supplies, sewing/couture books and fabrics.

To my pattern stash I added dark blue wool for a dress or a jacket & a skirt, stripe viscose lining – dark blue, 2 silk fabrics for a tops or part of a dress. Lot’s of ideas!

New in Red Point Tailor fabric stash silk and wool dark blue chifon

I have bought a piece of silk satin for lining for one of a French jackets and a piece of silk/wool/linen bland for a summer dress.

New in Red Point Tailor fabric stash silk yellow satinNew in Red Point Tailor fabric stash silk wool linen bland

I browsed through the newest fabric catalogue of Nella Tessuti – WOW! What a beauties! Such catalogue in my atelier would be very useful…

The newest fabric catalogue of TessutThe newest fabric catalogue of TessutThe newest fabric catalogue of Tessut

During the break a fashion show took place where the representatives from the regions presented the garments. The challenge was to made garments from the same piece of a fabric.

BvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garmentsBvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garmentsBvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garmentsBvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garmentsBvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garmentsBvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garmentsBvK Technical day - Challenge - one fabric different garments

Each model was different, different techniques were used, different ideas, different approach – amazing. What a creativity! I hope more pictures will be posted soon on the BvK website.
Afterword the students from the sewing schools presented their garments.

After the lunch Henny Potiek van Beauty VOF uit Haren gave presentation on new fabrics and sewing supplies. That was great update, full of tips on new fabrics, interlining, underlining and how to use them.

Afterwards it was time for a cup of tea/coffee and small talks.
Everyone was enthusiast, full of inspirations with bags full of fabrics and supplies.

Now – let’s back to reality. I want to finish my Dutch website and follow-up on the French jacket.

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