Why so quiet?

Yes, I have been silent. Last autumn I started the BurdaStyles teaching certification course. The projects included proved to be more difficult than I thought, so after Christmas I have sewn every day to get the projects finished in time. The last thing was one of Burda’s most gorgeous retro-inspired dresses, patterns here. Unfortunately I had no inspiration but stilI managed to sew two versions of the pattern, do not ask me how that was done.

It feels great that its finally finished!

Wiksten

A turnable Wiksten without pockets and with one dark side and one raw side. I love the double faced Italian wool, so thick and soft.  Im trying to get better at dressing in layers and two outer garments on top of each other is a favorite right now.. The pattern for the Wiksten is available here.

Margiela at Artipelag

I had to wait several weeks before having a chance to see the Margiela the Hermes years exhibition at Artipelag. First I had the cold, then there was more cold, then no car to get there… still, it was definitely worth the wait.

For those of us interested in fashion, this exhibition was a treat. I had an overwhelming temptation to touch the materials, lift and check details. Seeing Margiela’s own design parallel with the design for Hermes was also fascinating. Im more drawn to Margiela’s own more experimental work, but the craftsmanship of the work for Hermes is absolutely fantastic.

The exhibition runs until 10/3 2019, so go there.

There is a Margiela dress pattern to download at Showstudio, link here. Its quite old and from his overzized collections but Im still interested to see what to make of it. Silk maybe, with a harnesk on top… ?

Calyer – Pinstripe

Pinstripes are called chalk strokes in Swedish and I find them difficult, very difficult. The fabric has matured in my stash for years. It’s pure wool, slightly shiny and absolutely gorgeous. I bought it at a long lost time when goth was something to strive for, I think it was supposed to make a ruffled mini skirt. The times change thankfully and now it became the Calyer pants from French Navy instead. It’s a great pants pattern, link here. The cut is slightly unusual with the side seam moved toward the front and with dramatic tapering at the legs. It’s very comfortable and my most used pants at the moment.

Herr Morris med tapeterna

Nu är det ett tag sedan jag var och tittade på utställningen William Morris – Mer än blommiga tapeter på Millesgården. Utställningen pågår till 3e februari så än finns det tid att se den.

För mig som har stulit… öh… lånat, av Morris mer än en gång till mina egna verk var det fascinerande att se skisser, förlagor och tryckstockar till de fantastiska mönster och konstverk som han producerade. Jag gick länge fram och tillbaka mellan för stockarna för de olika nivåerna i trycken och försökte förstå hur de hängde ihop. Det är ett helt galet mästerligt arbete som nästan känns omöjligt att upprepa ens om man hade tid/råd att försöka. 

Millesgården är i övrigt en sån härlig utflykt oavsett årstid.