Tag Archives: couture

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. Advertisements

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. Jacket?!  Coat?! Yes, and very simple … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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. This old picture reminded me that I still have to shorten the sleeves. By Red Point … Continue reading

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ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY – Colours of 2016

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 … Continue reading

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