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Sewing Fashion Trends: Parka Coats

I love a good parka, especially one with fur around the hood. (although the ones I feature here haven't got any but adding fur trim is always an option). I once got accused of being like that little boy out of east is east who refuses to take his parka off, then again I'm like that with any coat during the winter months, I guess I'm cold blooded! Aside from that lets look at some RTW inspiration and it's possible sewing counter part;

Inspiration......
Sewing Pattern .....



The shaping on the Alexander Mcqueen parka is really lovely along with the fitted waist.Although the pattern for burda version isn't to dissimilar in some ways and the angled pockets adds a more contemporary element. I think it could be made more suitable for colder winters if a lightly quilted fabric was used or you could attempt to quilt your own (I would probably opt for the pre quilted to cut down on time). 

Inspiration....

Sewing Pattern .....



How similar are both of theses coats. Perhaps more…

Inspiration Wednesday.....

To get your 2016 off to a creative start here's a few images to (hopefully) get your creative juices flowing.....







As always images are from pinterest and to seen more like this view my board here.

2016 & Uni Update.....

What a difference a year makes. This time last year I had just applied to go to uni and was anxiously waiting to hear back. Now I'm up to my eyeballs in course-work, getting ready for my first hand-in a week today!!!

On reflection from this time last year, I feel much more contented in myself, despite a few hesitant thoughts leading up to uni, I'm thoroughly enjoying it and feel I've made the right decision, whatever the future might hold.
2015 turned out to be a good year for me, so here's to 2016 and more of the same, with perhaps a bit more healthy eating, exercising and cocktails thrown in for good measure!!

A quick look at what I've been doing uni- wise. My first make is a denim top, I feel a bit disappointed with the design (although it's not fully made ) I feel I could have pushed myself to h create a more elaborate design, although we aren't being marked on design for this project but construction so there's hope yet.

Drawing wise I feel I'm…