My latest make in attempt to fix the empty hole that is my summer wardrobe is the Eucalypt Woven Dress by Megan Nielsen. It’s also quite a different silhouet to what I normally wear, but with all the hot weather we’ve been having and my recent holiday to the South of France, I knew I Continue Reading
Over on Sew It Up we are hosting a monthly challenge on ‘free patterns’. However as small business owners ourselves, we wanted to show our community how difficult it actually is to design and produce a pattern and how much work goes into the pattern making process. We interviewed Nicole Rusch, pattern designer and owner Continue Reading
After three editions of men’s clothing we return to female stock treasures. And this one is a good one. I’m still uncertain on the answer to the question is this fugly or fabulous? However, if you are afraid you might lose your pocket square or are worried it might not match your top, this all-in-one Continue Reading
Today’s post is one I’m overly excited about. You know, jumping up and down a bit after taking the pictures and so on. Pictured above is a pair of really old pants, beautifully stitched together. It’s a heavy wool pair of pants and it’s been hiding in my stock for way to long. I had Continue Reading
Today we have another article in the biweekly Stock Treasures series and it’s another men’s garment! Actually, today we have two items! It’s a waistcoat heavy post! Next up is two waistcoats that were gifted to me by the same owner as the dress suit we had two weeks ago. Since waistcoats are rather straightforward Continue Reading
This week stock’s treasure is a dress suit from the late fifties, according to the previous owner. I have also a cute detail for you: in Flemish, a dress suit is called a ‘pitteleir’ . That’s actually a dialect word but no-one in my close circle could come up with a proper Dutch word. Dutch Continue Reading
Today’s Stock Treasure is a really cute vintage seventies dress with overlay front. It belonged to my BF’s mother. She told me that she absolutely hated wearing dresses, since she loved playing in the fields and running around, which, at that time, wasn’t allowed in your pretty Sunday clothes. She wore this for her confirmation. Continue Reading
From the moment people hear I studied costume design, there are two possible scenarios: 1) they look at me as if I’m crazy and ask: Is that a real field of study? 2) they start gifting me all the fabric/notions/vintage treasures hiding out in their basement/attic.
Today we’ll have a look at books that focus on drawing techniques. I show some examples from my own collections with a link where you can buy them. If you want to explore more options, all you need to do is visit a bookstore or an online shop and have a look.
Today we are getting our hands dirty! I love drawing myself and I especcialy love paint. The downside is that I’m not a very clean worker, so I always get dirty hands and even arms. I want to share a couple tips&techniques that help me focus on the garments I want