Writing Blog Hop

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I got nominated for this blog hop by the awesome and lovely Stephanie who blogs over at Love Teach Sew. She’s one of the nicest persons I’ve met through blogging and I loved reading her post!

Now, let’s get back on topic shall we!
Why do I write?

I started writing here ’cause I wanted to share things I’ve made. I have a lot of friends that sew, but for some strange reason, we didn’t talked about our own makes that much .
I also really enjoyed reading other peoples post about their makes and wanted to join the conversation.
At first I was very shy about my blog (nobody I knew in real life knew I blogged) but now they do and they support me big time!

What am I working on?

I’m currently trying to finish the Malu Coat by Schnittchen. It should have been finished by now, but work opportunities got in the way. It’s getting colder now, so I need my Malu soon!
I’m a very chaotic person in my personal life, so I don’t really work by a list. I’m constantly thinking about projects and I give myself huge congrats if they actually get finished within the year. I also sew for a living and have a lot of deadlines in my work, so I feel that deadlines are for paid gigs only!
How does your blog differ from others in this genre?

I don’t think it does… Well apart from my fluent Flenglish of course (Flemish English) I simply love the sewing blogging community and all the friends I’ve made.
I feel like my blog is a place to talk sewing without people starting zone out or throw plates at my head. If that makes sense :-)

How does my writing process work?

I take notes while I’m making things (or at least I try to!) and afterwards I start typing here. I usually go on a big ramble about every little detail and within 10 minutes I get scared it’s too boring and I start deleting half of it.
I often use google translate to come up with an English-ish version of a word I would like to use.
After I hit publish, I often need to come back about 15 times to correct stupid English mistakes. And probably you can still find more (feel free to tell me in the comments, but after all: it’s Flenglish on this page :-))

 

I’d like to nominate Lieke and Eleonore. Lieke since she writes a lot and I want to know her secret and Eleonore cause she’s adorable (go check out her blog and you’ll see!)

 


Image: Gratisography

 

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What I’ve learned last week #12

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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MoMu Now: a night at the museum

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Hello!

Last Tuesday I was invited to the MoMu (Antwerp Fashion Museum) for a tour of the new exhibition: MoMu Now.
It’s an exhibition that focuses on the recently added pieces in the  MoMu collection. The guide told us that they have about 25 000 pieces in their collection. 7000 of those pieces have been added in the last 5 years and they wanted to showcase some of these pieces.
I love a visit to the MoMu for inspiration and experiencing the museum with a guided tour is truly awesome. Our guide told a lot of information of the designers and on how the pieces were acquired. I love knowing all of these details! Some designers gift pieces from each collection, while others donate pieces after their work has been showcased in the museum.
This exhibition focuses mainly on Belgian designers and on designers with links to Belgium such as Peter Pilotto and Haider Ackermann. It’s maybe not as accesible as previous exhibitions since they are not showing the big master pieces of well known designers such as the Antwerp Six, but for me, this made the exhibition interesting. You can see work by Raf Simons, for Dior and Jil Sander, by Walter Van Beirendonck, Haider Ackermann, Peter Pilotto, Ann Demeulemeester, A+F Vandevorst, Olivier Theyskens, Ann Salens, Christian Wijnants, Bernhard Willhelm and many others.

One of my favorite pieces of Raf Simons by Jil Sander was in the exhibition. I love how the bold skirt is combined with a perfect t-shirt. It’s even more beautiful in person.
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This was one of my favorite pieces in the exhibition. A very bold dress paired with a black jacket:
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It’s a floral trapezium gown by Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

After the tour we talked with our guide and asked about possibilities to feel the garments and have a look at their insides. She said the MoMu is currently working on a study program so that in the near future it would be possible watch garments from up close and actually touch them and see the way they were made.
I’m very excited about this possibility and will follow up with the museum to see when this will be an option!

I’m not showing any more images, since I don’t want to ruin it for the people actually going to the museum. If you are in the Antwerp area, I’d suggest you check out this charming exhibition! The next exhibition at the MoMu will be a translation of the Dries Van Noten exhibition in Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris last year. They said it will be very different from the one in Paris, which I visitied, so I can’t wait to see the one in MoMu too.
Do you ever go to a museum for sewing inspiration? Which one is your favorite?

 


Images:
MoMu Now Campagne + Image, Jil Sander door Raf Simons L/Z 2011, Image: Patrick Demarchelier/Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd., Graphic design: Paul Boudens
Scenography pictures: Boy Kortekaas

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What I’ve learned last week #11

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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Twenties inspired Named Leini Dress

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Hell yeah! Sew It Up has started again and this week we are having a twenties inspired challenge.(You can vote now for the contestants, if you’d like too!)  Since Caroline and I wanted to sew the challenges too, this one was a difficult one for starters. I’m so not a twenties fashion type! If you’d like to join the sewalong, you can read all about that here!
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What I’ve learned last week #10

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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What I’ve learned last week #9

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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What I’ve learned last week 8

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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Processes & growth

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This post is a bit different from normal posts, but I wanted to share it anyway.

As I was sewing a wool coat for a client this morning, I started thinking about processes in sewing.
When I started my sewing at age 16, I had no clue which seam to sew first, when to apply interfacing… It was a huge new world in which I could hardly navigate.
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What I’ve learned last week #7

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The last couple of months, I’ve learned a lot of things online. I’d like to share a couple of those with you. Maybe they can help you too.

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