French Jacket – Perfect Business Wardrobe Essential

One of my best pieces in the wardrobe is my French jacket.

It is perfect when traveling for business as it is easy to transform from casual to business look.

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Classic Dress – Perfect Wardrobe Bulider

The time has arrived when I needed to add few new pieces to my wardrobe.

Few years ago I have made the dress – wearable muslin – based on the Vogue Pattern V8787.  I have made a version with asymmetrical neckline with left-side gather.

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I had a beautiful marine blue crepe wool in my stash – perfect for this dress. I cut out the pattern pieces about a year ago (wow! time flies) and somehow did not feel like sewing.

The dress has silk organza as interlining and Venezia lining.

I am so glad I have finished it eventually! I enjoy every time I wear this dress.

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This classic dress is a great wardrobe builder. Perfect to wear together with a French jacket or just a cardigan or on her own. RPT sleek glass jewellery match perfect with it.

I am sure I will use this Vogue Pattern V8787 many times.

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Less than 1 meter fabric … no problem!

You have these moments when you see a piece of a fabric and immediately know what you want to make out of it.

That was exactly with this piece of a little stretch woven satin.  It was just enough to make this top with drape neckline. I used the Vogue pattern V9771.

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This is perfect top to wear with my pencil skirts or pants.

Both – front and back, are cut on bias thus no bust darts are needed.
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This is pattern which you can easy make in one day and it is great wardrobe builder.

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Haute Couture by Martin, Richard and Harold Koda in MET

When browsing through the Metropolitan Museum of Art website I came across this stunning book – Haute Couture by Martin Richard and Harold Koda.

You are not only able to look inside this fabulous book but print as free PDF.

Isn’t it fabulous! ENJOY!

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This is a survey of the history of haute couture, from the formation of the House of Worth in mid-19th-century Paris to the major designers of the present day. The book focuses on the highly skilled crafts that are essential to the production of haute couture. Separate chapters examine tailoring techniques and finishes, weaving, draping, and the intricate decoration produced by embroiderers, feather-makers, and other craftspeople on whom couturiers rely for the execution of their ideas.

Ignite your creativity – Be inspired!

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How to – Make Designer Trims

I am sure that many of you – including myself – already have made a French Jacket or is going to make.

The new book by Claire Shaeffer – Couture Sewing: Making Designer Trims – presents sewing methods she has developed based on her own meticulous research into couture sewing methods and techniques.

So now after weeks spending on creating a couture, French Jacket: selecting fabric, measuring, cutting, basting, sewing, etc.,  thanks to Claire Shaeffer step-by-step instructions – you will be able to finish it with a masterfully matched, expertly attached designer trim.

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This unique, multimedia approach, which includes detailed step-by-step instructions, photos, and how-to video, form an essential resource for sewists looking to elevate their garments to the next level by adding appropriate trims. This must-have resource gives an overview of the different types of trims that are used in a couture workroom and explains different methods for attaching the trims to a garment. As a bonus, you’ll learn how to create trims from scratch.

Ready to be pre-order on Amazon! Book your copy now!

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What to make from a circle panel – other then circle skirt?

Fabric panel in gold with black velvet-like pattnern

What if you don’t like a circle skirt? You sill can use it to make a jacket to wear together with your little black dress.

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Jacket?!  Coat?! Yes, and very simple as well. I came across my drowings from few years ago with some ideas (just skip my notes which belog other projects) …

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and not so long ago I have seen this on Pinterest

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Just imagine this gold & black fabric with black velvet lining and sleaves. It would be very interesting – and for sure unique.

So… don’t wait too long. There is only one panel available in my RPT Couture shop on Etsy

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Shingo Sato in the Netherlands!?

Yes, that’s true – Shingo Sato will be in the Netherlands.

Nelleke Rimmelzwaan and Willie Molendijk-Kamies are organizing this fabulous event. 

Shingo Sato will give 3 days Masterlacass twice – one in Arnhem on 17-19 March 2016 and the second in Alphen aan den Rijn on 20-22 March 2016.

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The costs are € 375,00 incl. VAT and coffe/thee/lunch/basic materials.

If you are interested just send e-mail to Nelleke and Willie – shingosatonl@gmail.com.

See you there!

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Gold & Black Panel for Your Dreamed Circle Skirt

Grab a chance to wear self-made circle skirt during the Xmas Dinner.

With this gold and black panel fabric it will be a piece of cake for you. I have just listed it in my RPT Couture shop on Etsy.

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You could ease pair it with a simple black top for retro look.
The panel is 180 cm wide and 180 cm long. You may make 1 circle skirt or 2 half-circle skirts. The choice is yours!

The fabric is viscose/polyester in gold with velvet like black pattern.
Don’t wait too long – there is only one piece available.

Making a circle skirt is easy. The only measurement you need to know is your waist circumference (c).

With this panel you already have outer circle marked – which you can always adjust.

To proceed further you have to calculate a radius (r) using the formula:

r = c / 2π

r = radius
c = circumference (circle circumference = the waist circumference)
π = 3,14 (constant number)

After calculating the radius, you have to measure it from the center of the circle to its edge.

The length of the skirt you then measure from the waist (the circle edge) to the outer edge.

You may as well follow the pattern making waist opening bigger and adjust it to your measurements by nice elastic band.

If you have no time for calculation you may use this simple pattern I have found out on What A Craft.

Dont forget to cut a waist band and keep in mind the seam allowances.

Good luck!

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The next French Jacket?! Why not

While waiting for mojo to start working on my buttonholes in the French Jacket I decided to refresh my other muslin for the next one.

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This old picture reminded me that I still have to shorten the sleeves.

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ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY – Colours of 2016

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ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY – LOVE IT!

For the first time PANTONE Colour of the Year 2016 is a bland of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.

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