jueves, 28 de junio de 2018


BIG CULOTTES-PANTS have side pockets and elastic waistband with a casing.

Cut the pattern pieces with precision and match stripes before starting to sew.

Sew in-seam pockets (Illustrated tutorial HERE). Finishing seams with bias binding strips provides a clean and beautiful inside.

Form the pleats along the front and back waistline, following the direcion of the arrows on the pattern. To balance the seams, cut bias stripes of the same facric and sew them together with the seams., then, press seam to one side and the added bias stripes to the other, as if it was an open seam. The pressing will be perfectably balanced. This technique is used both to balance seams on pleats and darts. Here for demo I used a contrast fabric.

Stitch the waistband vertical seams (on the round), leaving a small opening between the notches. This opening will allow inserting the elastic later. Fold the waistband in half lengthwise and press.

Stitch the waistband to the waistline. The vertical seams of the waistband should march the pant´s lateral seams. Turn the waistband to the inside along the fold-line and turn in the allowances., then stitch-in-the-dich from the right side, along the waistband seam, so the allowances are caught between all layers.

Insert the elastic.


sábado, 23 de junio de 2018

RAINBOW (Through fashion).-

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening (Coco Chanel).

Fashion goes "hand in hand" with identity. Through the centuries we wear clothes to express ourselves. People dress to convey their history, their taste for music, their culture, their interests. RAINBOW is a symbol of freedom, progress, struggle and vindication.

Iconic photo of Eugenia Volodina in Alexander McQueen silk organza dress (Irere, SS 2003), Vogue Italia supplement, February 2003. Photo: Steven Meisel.

Linea Italiana magazine. Spring/Summer 1967. Irene Galitzine silk chiffon caftan dress (Terragni tessuti - Como/Italy). Shoes by Enzo Albanese (Albanese of Rome). Photo by Johnny Moncada.

Salvatore Ferragamo. Kidskin sandal with layered cork sole and heel covered in suede. This shoe was designed for Judy Garland, 1938.

Italian model and actress Isabella Albonico in beaded gown by Pierre Cardin, photographed by Willian Klein. Paris 1965.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a french fashion designer known for his playful designs referencing futurism, sportswear and in the 1980’s ‘Wearable art'. Multicoloured mohair-wool blend stripe fringed jacket from Castelbajac. Photo ant text via FARFETCH.

Late nineties. André Courrèges in his atelier in Paris with his famous cropped vinyl jackets, interviewed by Giovanni de Borbón Dos Sicilias for Vogue Spain (from my collection).

Katy Perry in iconic 1990 Thierry Mugler Couture swirl dress for the "Prismatic" world tour.

Burberry oversized Harrington jacket in panels of brightly coloured nappa leather. RAINBOW LEGACY.

Fashion references at PATTERN VAULT last year´s post.

Always be proud of who you are. HAPPY PRIDE.!