City & Guilds

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Earlier in January, I briefly mentioned that I am taking a City & Guilds course this year. It started in January and it was quite intense to start with as I have not been having homework deadlines for a few years! However, I soon got the hang of it after a couple of weeks.  It […]

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The Little French Jacket

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Most fashion sewers would have heard of the famous jacket from the fashion house, Chanel. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (also known as Coco Chanel) invented this little cardigan like jacket in 1950s while other fashion houses i.e. Dior focus on the hour glass shape of dresses and garments. I read once that Gabrielle Chanel life goal was to […]

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CHANEL INSPIRED FRENCH JACKET 

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Many of you who have been keeping up-to-date with our Facebook or Twitter will know that I spent 6 weeks learning to make a custom body block for the commercial/fashion industry style of sewing.  For the first 6 weeks I was working solidly drawing the body block and sewing toiles to test the fittings of […]

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Custom pattern block

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Some of you may know that I have signed myself up for a 6 week course to learn to creating custom pattern block. The course is run by a local sewing school.  It is a very intensive course and requires some basic Maths skills (even I can do it). Why learn to draw patterns? There […]

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