OFFREZ DES BONS CADEAUX POUR ATELIERS COUTURE A STRASBOURG

Pour cette fin d’ année, je vous propose des bons pour des ateliers couture, à Strasbourg, à offrir ou à utiliser vous même.

Venez les mains dans les poches et repartez avec un joli objet ou accessoire fait main par vos soins!

N’ hésitez pas à me contacter pour plus de renseignements:

muriel@vintagemadbym.com

 

BON POUR UN ATELIER BIBI- HEADBAND STYLE RETRO ( parfait pour les fêtes): 25€ durée environ une heure, fournitures comprises.

 

BON POUR UN ATELIER POCHETTE ZIPPEE ( très pratique et jolie): 30€ durée environ 2 heures, fournitures comprises.

 

BON POUR UN SAC CABAS: 35€ durée environ 2 heures, fournitures comprises.

 

BON POUR UNE ROBE TRAPEZE: 60€ durée environ 3 heures, fournitures comprises. 40€ sans les fournitures.

 

BON POUR UN JUPON EN SATIN: 35€ durée environ 2 heures, fournitures comprises

 

BON POUR UN ATELIER INITIATION A LA BRODERIE: 25€ durée environ une heure, fournitures comprises.

 

BON POUR UN ATELIER NOEUD PAPILLON POUR DANDY DÉCALLÉ: 35€ durée environ 2 heures, fourniture comprises.


 

BON POUR UN ATELIER HEADBAND TURBAN FINITIONS COUTURE: 30€ durée environ 1heure 30, fournitures comprises.

 

From Tablecloth to 60′ s A-line dress

I ve been given 2 huge bin bags full of old tablecloth. I usually accept all kinds of vintage fabric, linen, curtains, etc…..as I know some of them can become very interesting to upcycle.

I ve made some of my favorite dresses from curtains.

I also decided I wanted to sew A-line dresses for my stall next summer at the Brunswick Festival in Hove. They are easy to do, suit and fit most of the people and are timeless.

I decided to give a go with these tablecloth, using an old ” pattern” I found 4 years ago in a tutorial from Elle magazine. It s a very simple pattern, 2 pieces of fabric, front darts at the bust and no closure. The pattern goes for facings around the neckline and armholes, but I decided to sew bias instead. I also rounded a bit the armholes.

In case you are interested to give it a go, here are the patterns, the measurments are in centimeters and DO NOT include the 1.5cm seam allowances.

For the first dress, I choose the fabric I liked less to check first if I liked this pattern.

I must admitt I m quite happy with the result and even made a coordinating Tote Bag for fun!

More A- line dresses to come soon!!!!

 

 

 

FIRST TRY FOR MY DREAM DRESS: VAMPIRA STYLE!

Maila Nurmi aka Vampira is one of my fav icon and definitly represents a beautiful mix of the woman' s aesthetics I like.

Her long black hair, her perfectly framed face, her amazing eyebrows, her surreal figure, all wrapped in total Goth presence, are close to my idea of perfection.

I ve been dreaming for a while to get a ragged sleeves dress like her, but couldn t find the time, motivation or courage to begin to sew one.

I thought going to the Première of Shell Shock ( an Opera written by Nicholas Lens and Nick Cave) in Brussels this week would kick me enough to finish it for this very special occasion, but a ( even two in less than a month) bad flu plus all kinds of stupid excuses ruined my plans.

I wanted my Vampira dress to be made of velvet, not the easiest fabric to sew! And to achieve my trash- posh side, SILK velvet! Before ruining an expensive fabric I chose to make a kind of muslin out of cheap velvet, and here is the result:

 

Not too bad for a muslin, but a few things will need alterations:

I didn t have enough fabric to make the sleeves as long as I wanted so I think the dramatic effect is not reached and it looks a bit more like a squaw dress, lol!

I was a bit lazy at the end, and as every seamstress should know : YOU LL HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR LAZINESS SOONER THAN YOU THINK! Well I didn t take the time to grade properly the waist seam and it shows by adding bulkiness in this delicate area!

Also I m not so sure about the princess seam for the bodice, I ll need to make an other try maybe with darts.

Next step after I m totally done with the perfect muslin, might be to use the amazing silk velvet waiting in my drawers…..FREAKY!!!

 

A SPECIAL DRESS FOR A VERY SPECIAL EVENT:My Jubilee Street dress for the Barbican Gala preview of 20,000 Days on Earth with Nick Cave.

Next week is taking place a very special gala at the Barbican in London for the UK release of 20,000 days on Earth.

“Get up close with the creative team behind the film 20,000 Days on Earth, in this exclusive red carpet preview screening followed by a unique live experience and Q&A with directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard and special guests including Nick Cave, Warren Ellis and Barry Adamson live.

A bold portrait of one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures – Nick Cave – 20,000 Days on Earth was one of the highlights at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Directing Award and Editing Award in World Cinema Documentary. This is your chance to be part of a unique celebration, packed with surprises and stories from behind the scenes, ahead of the film’s nationwide release by Picturehouse Entertainment on 19 September.

The event will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and Ireland.”

This is how the evening is announced on the Barbican s website.

I am amongst the lucky peps who succeeded to get a ticket for this very promising evening and am hugely looking forward to it.

I decided I couldn t go without making a special dress for that unique event and chose to make a ” Jubilee Street” themed dress as this song is very present in 20,000 days on Earth.

I wanted something classic in the pattern but quirky and chic at the same time. So I just embroided a quote of the song in Gold thread over a black fluid fabric.

And here it is!

 

The very last minute HEM!!!

 

A few monthes ago I saw this amazing fabric: silk chiffon in a leopard print with a flowers ombré pattern…..

I knew immediatly I wanted to make myself a gig dress -to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in New York- like this and ordered it.

First I didnt have a very defined idea about the pattern, but for sure a circle skirt with a lot of twist and the flower print at the bottom was what I wanted.

For the bodice I wanted to use mainly the blooming part of the fabric.

I eventually find this ” easy” Retro Butterick pattern.

I loved the wide crossed belt and the V decolletee.

The bodice has got a very special construction with NO side seams and a double crossed layering.

 

 

 

The front bodice extends a bit in the back and is tightly joined with fasteners in the back, while the back bodice extends with a very long scarf looking belt crossed at the front and knoted again in the back.

 

That ” easy” pattern revealed to be really tricky , especially the last steps to join the front and back bodice to the skirt. But with the precious help of Audrey, my magic sewing teacher, we could finalize it after a lot of brainstorming!

That very thin silk chiffon also needed a special treat regarding the hem and Audrey kindly took my dress to her sewing room to finish it with her professional overlocker. And it is perfect!

Heming a few hours before landing in New York!

Looking forward to wear it next sunday at the Hammerstein Ballroom!

Hope it will stand the jumping up and down……..

 

 

That dress escaped a tragic fate…..

I bought this pretty fabric one year ago in England and planned to make a dress but didn t have a precise idea.

Recently I took a look at my patterns collection and wanted something easy to sew and to wear. This Vintage Vogue pattern with a V neck looked great and I thought a stripped fabric would enhance the bias cut bodice. I then decided to use my lovely anchors fabric.

I do not like that much dirdnl type skirts and went for my fav skirt type, a half circle.

Then I cut the bodice and……….DAMNED! I only had enough fabric for the front bodice!

As the bodice is cut on the bias it requires more fabric than a bodice cut on the grain ……..

So frustrating!!!!!

I asked to my personnal coach aka husby if he ever saw a dress with a back bodice in a totally different fabric than the front….. But really I couldn t picture it for that dress!

 

I was lucky enough to return to England shortly after and even more lucky to find the exact same fabric to be able to finish that dress with all the respect it deserved!

HAPPY ENDING!

I m very happy with the result and will probably buy bigger coupons in the future to avoid any other bad surprise like this one!

 

 

I am pretty sure I ll soon make an other dress with this very nice and easy pattern.

I also might use the bodice pattern to make a leopard print top to wear with my tartan skirt:

https://vintagemadbymuriel.wordpress.com/?s=Tartan