I m in The Liberty London 140 anniversary celebration Book!!!

How cool!

Just received the little @libertylondon celebration book where the quickest #embroidery of my life is featured! Just found out the #myliberty competition 24 h before they closed and I really wanted to contribute. Against all odds I have been selected and am really proud to be part of their #140yearsanniversary book! Viva #libertylondon one of the coolest shop in the world.#libertybooks #vintagemadbym ✂️🌸✂️

 

 

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CHANEL leather skirt size 40 french, FOR SALE

I really HAVE to tidy a bit my closet and decided to sell this amazing CHANEL LEATHER SKIRT.

I bought it a few years ago, wore it a few times but do not anymore. It s made of lovely quality black ( with tiny glittering effects) lambskin, lined in black silk and has a couture finish by hand in the french CHANEL sewing room in Paris.

It s an A-line shape with 4 inverted pleats (2 on the sides, one on the back, one on the front), a very pretty invisible zipper, a hook and eye and the subtile CHANEL double C at the front .

The price is really low for that kind of garment: 180€ plus postage (recorded signed for ) because of the small ( around 1 cm) rip at the back of the skirt at the top of the inverted pleat. I also think that the bottom of the leather on the zipper has been restitched on a few centimeters ( not by me as I also bought it second hand). Appart from that the condition is really good. Payment with Paypal. The original cost for such a garment is over 1800€.

The size is 40 ( 12 UK SIZE) , in my opinion , it s a good 40.

Feel free to contact me for more details and for shipping price information ( I will apply the effective postal cost depending on the country)

muriel@vintagemadbym.com

Don t miss this incredible bargain to own a CHANEL garment for a tiny fraction of the real price!

 

 

 

 

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!!!

 

BOHO TIERED SKIRT: who wants a tutorial?

Here s my first try for a Boho skirt in silk crepe de Chine involving different layers of fabric, lace, tule……

I m really pleased with the result and might use this method to layer all kinds of fabric and textures. It s a really versatile skirt and it can be made for summer or winter ( thinking about some faux fur for a dramatic look!).

I ll try to find some time for the tutorial, let me know if any of you might be interrested…….

 

Ps. Did you notice my Couture touch: hand embroided tag in gold thread with my label name and the woman I made it for' s name!