Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Great Coat Sew-Along
I joined The Great Coat Sew-Along that Marji has started up. I joined because its my first attempt to sew a coat. Last winter i sat on sidelines and watch several blogger create beautiful coats. I have two challenges to overcome, time management and the project itself.
There are so many beautiful pattern available, I choose a simple coat pattern because i want to focus on the process and techniques needed to create a well fitting and wearable coat. Here is my choice

I have a hound tooth fabric in black & white. I think it will make a beautiful fall/early spring coat.

Designer Yves Saint Laurent died last weekend at 71

Saint Laurent was born August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria. The iconic designer died at his home in Paris. His chic pantsuits changed the way women dressed. He reworked the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits that came to define how modern women dressed.
Mr. Laurent was a towering figure of the 20th-century fashion; he was widely considered the last of a generation that included Christian Dior and Coco Channel.
YSL can be credited with the tuxedo and his trim pantsuits to see-through blouses, safari jackets and glamorous gowns. In 2002, Yves retired at age 65 and he closed his Paris-based haute couture house he founded 40 years earlier.
YSL was one of the designers who influenced my sense of fashion as a young child. The demands for Haute Couture clothing has dwindle, for two reasons; the first is that there is a small number of rich women who can afford to buy and where couture only; and the second is that the new rich has no interest in buying couture only clothing. Also, women tend to dress more casual today. YSL died; however his fashion’s influence will be part of the fiber of fashion for many, many years.


BCN - UNIQUE designer patterns said...

Querida Alethia.- te felicito por esta crónica que has hecho sobre la vida y obra de Yves Saint Laurent. Es alguien irreemplazable en el mundo de la moda. También me alegro mucho de que participes en la página de Marji con tu abrigo. Marji tuvo la amabilidad de invitarme como observador, así que iré viendo el proceso de la confección de los abrigos. Pienso que será algo grande e interesante y un acontecimiento único en el mundo de la costura. Un abrazo y hasta pronto. Paco

Cennetta said...

I signed up for it too and have that same pattern. It was on my short list, but I decided to go with another style for the Sew Along.

Happy Sewing!

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