Hat for the rainy days – next one please

My hat is finished – well… I am still going to add a band around the hat.

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Even though the chance is that my spectacles stay dry when walking in the rain – I definitely make another hat with wider brim.

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Fabulous MATERIALENBEURS 2014

My visit on the MATERIALENBEURS 2014 (A Materials Fair), which took place in Utrecht on Saturday, January 11, 2014 – was short but full of impressions.
For the fist time the association
FeetBag organized it in cooperation with the BvK which manifested with few fabric stands.

MATERIALENBEURS 2014 (A Materials Fair) Utrecht, Saturday, January 11, 2014

The fair was full of various wholesalers in leather, supplies and equipment to make shoes, bags and leather fashion accessories. It was amazing!  Continue reading “Fabulous MATERIALENBEURS 2014”

New hat in making

After Skype session with my mother it was clear that the hat I have made for her was not what she really had in mind. Skype saved time an unnecessary shipping costs.

Fashionabla hat for sale Red Point Tailor wool bland

This hat is now for sale in my web shop.
It is made from wool bland, lining – viscose, size 55 cm.

As there was not time to waste – new muslin was made. I have dug out some old piece of fabric and here it is… Continue reading “New hat in making”

Making a hat – warming up

From time to time it is fine to have an easy project. I was planning to make a hat for my mother so to warm up after being sick I decided to follow-up on it.

I have made a muslin while visiting my mother in September by copying a hat she has and likes.

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I took the muslin pieces and compared them with the Vogue pattern V8405 – view B.
I have made needed – small – adjustments to the pattern pieces.

Making a hat the Vogue pattern V8405

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Last post from Poland so far

I am traveling back home from Poland. The last day I have managed to make another muslin for a … hat.

Yes, my mother likes to wear hats and lately she let make one but she doesn’t like the shape of it.

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Lovely surprises

It is nice to come home and it is even nicer to find out that all ordered goodies were delivered.

From the American Duchess the shoes clips holders arrived. Isn’t this small bag cute?
Soon the new accessories will be available in my web shop – Red Point Tailor.

Lovely surprises  the American Duchess the shoes clips holders

 

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Quick update before leaving for Milan

I was hoping to finish the LDBD however I had to remake the zipper. I sew in the normal – old fashion one, but I did not like it. I had to rip it off and sew in the blind zipper. Few hours lost…

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I attached the satin belt with handmade glass buckle. I still have to make a hem with kick pleat at the back and give a good press.

I see my Meisje was sitting on the dress – I have to clean it up before wearing Knipogende emoticon.

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Afterword the time will come to finish the UFO dark blue jacket and the one in grey as well.

After correcting two RTW skirts I was so fed up that I had made this top as wearable muslin. I wanted to test this pattern. It is something similar to D2N of Marian Denmark only this one is from woven fabric cut on bias. There is no back closure or site zipper so I was curious if I would be able to put in on. Surprisingly yes. The bias is making it ‘stretch’ enough.

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And now I really have to go, the plain will not wait for me.

Anyone in Milan coming days?

Take care – Red Point Tailor

Red Point Tailor

I am almost there … I have already finished few items for my shop – Red Point Tailor, on Etsy.

The story behind the name is long. Friend of my husband had a friend, who had a white cat with the tail ended in red. So his name was Red Point Tailer. Our one of the first cats was grey with the tail ended in white. Our last cat was red and white… my grandfather was a tailor so somehow we came up with … the Red Point Tailor. Just a little fun!

Red Point Tailor

When we moved to Apeldoorn – about 10 years ago – in the east of the Netherland, we have bought a house originated from 1930. In this period it was very common to have the stained glass windows. Unfortunately a previous owner replace them with plain glass.

We have found the stained glass panels at the attic and so the hobby of my husband was born. He decided to renovate all panels and step-by-step replace the plain widows with the old-new stained glass. Of course we will put them in isolated glass.

Working with stained glass – starting to work with the stained glass – meat a lot of broken glass.

As far as I remember Art Deco fascinated me. The combination of the old with the ultra modern in the Golden Age, the glamour, simplicity of garments … Few years ago I started to think of making a jewellery and this broken glass pieces were missing piece in all puzzle.

I have already have few pieces – pendants, for my shop. I hope I will soon finish a vintage inspired dress where I will incorporate own, handmade accessory.

Herewith one of the finished pendants…

I started with cutting the glass pieces following my design – I used the vintage colour pallet. To join the glass piece I am using Tiffany technique, this means that each glass piece is wrapped with self-adhesive copper strip and then soldered with lead free solder, which contains silver and tin.

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And here is a finished product…

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It is really fun creating this and I am getting even more inspirations …

So the next step finish my blue jacket and my see green dress… o yes… of course, meanwhile vpll 1920 project