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TIP> A SIMPLE CLASSIC COAT ALWAYS HAS LONGEVITY...

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The coat which is an essential piece...the beating heart in your wardrobe...

 

When making or even buying a coat there is a few and more

important factors to probably think about...

Food for thought...

 

 

 

A: Will you be getting value for money - Meaning can you at least be able to wear it 6 months out of the year ?...

 

Look...i love a bargain however i don't like to waste unnecessary money...and even worst i don't like to make something and pour my good energy into it, and that i can only wear a handful of times...I like to know that what I'm making or even purchasing...i at-least will be able to get a good mileage out of it...

 

B: Can it be interlinked or submerged with the rest of my wardrobe...or does it stick out like a sore thumb...

 

Don't get me wrong...it's lovely having flamboyant pieces in your wardrobe but I'm talking from a don't have much coats point of view...Start with a basic coat...One, that you can put on every day and wear with throughout your entire wardrobe...A classic coat...without getting caught up and stuck within a trend...A kinda of coat that everybody see first and recognizes you after by it...where it's clearly has had its days...IS NO GOOD!

 

C: Can it be a coat that can be thrown on for every occasion without having the fear of being overdressed ?

 

This is probably where i start to think of the fabric used...The colour...The trimmings...Even the shape/Fit....The quality...For a good longevity coat which can be worn on all occasions...kinda like an Ol' faithful which never lets you down...Word of advise...DON'T! scrimp on fabric...

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>In the words of Jerry springer last thoughts...

 

A coat should be a timeless piece in your wardrobe...Any attempt to keep abreast of fashion will run the risk of a redundant garment...And you don't want that, particularly for your 1st coat...And especially if you have put in the time and the effort...You wanna be able to fully enjoy it...ALL THE TIME!...

 

However...on the flip side...if you already have a healthy repertoire of coats where they're coming out of your ears...Or when you have finally got there...YAAAS!...by then you would have practiced and practiced some more...perfecting your skills/craft...Then you can be cheeky and throw in a few flamboyant pieces here and there...But ultimately...it's up to you, the choice is yours...

 

I'm just going off experience in the past...As I've done alot of FROCK UPS!...with bright colours and it SHOWS!... Becoz its soo bright, bold and in your face...any little mistakes, you can't hide it...Although i have used the excuse...that its just part of the design...YEAH RIGHT!...You can get away with that excuse only so many times...Needless to say YES! the FROCK UPS! still happens by the way...Experienced or not...But alot of frock ups could have been avoided if only i listened...But hey...I'm stubborn...what can you do!...Still learning...

 

Hope you have enjoy this...Any feedback / comment will be welcomed and valued...Just a little reminder while I've got you here...Fact Friday's are the last Friday of every month and updates as usual are every Friday on the blog...So!...see you, same place...same time...

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Peace out N

Happy sewing guys!

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FACTS

FACT> THE WRAP DRESS BY DIANE VON FURSTENBeRG

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THE SIGNATURE WRAP DRESS

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Created by Diane Von Furstenberg...is a renowned Belgium fashion designer...Whom originally launched in 1972 the DVF wrap dress was born and was a phenomenon...It's appeal back then and still is today...Is an one-step-dressing outfit that completely works from day to night effortlessly...It's first and foremost...Comfortable, stylish, sexy, lightweight and easy to travel with...It literally compliments all shapes and sizes and NEVER! goes out of date.

So much so...that the wrap dress is on the horizon again...Well for me personally it never left...I can live in a wrap dress...Other than the queen herself of wrap dress Diane Von Furstenberg. There are many other wrap dresses flying about at the moment in alot of the high street stores...Top-shop, New look, Oasis, Asos and Reiss just to name a few and more...Depending on your pocket size... So if your new to the wrap dress...Go ahead and try it out...Trust me, you won't look back...

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If your planning to wear a wrap dress...Just a word of advise...If you don't have the luxury of a washboard flat stomach and you've got a pouch or a lil tummy like i have..NO WORRIES!...Just wear a seamless body shaper underneath as the wrap dress or depending on what type of wrap dress you get...Does have the tendency to fit very close against the body...

 

Also for those that are worried about the sheerness of the fabric...Because alot of the wrap dresses tend to be in a thin or slightly sheer fabric...Like a single knit jersey or a thin cotton / poplin or sometimes lightweight silk...Therefore as lightweight character, the actual wrap-over again depending on the style...Can occasionally fly open...So to protect abit of modesty...You can get a slip full length or short from the high-street; Next, New look, Debenhams, Matalan, Asos or even Amazon or Ebay just to mention... Put the slip underneath and nobody will be none the wiser...And you'll be ready to go just in-time for summer!

And of course to all my fellow sew sisters and brothers out there...We have the option to also make our own wrap dresses and fancy slips...So go fourth, have fun and get creative...

Peace out N

Happy sewing guys!

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FACT> THE history of coins - aka sequins

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Sequins AND KING TUT

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Ooo...Don't we love abit of sequins aye! guurrls and boyyzz....Well...I don't know about you, but i have to say I'm definitely partial to a few shiny spangly pieces every now and then...It just brightens up the whole mood and you feel fab...YAAAAAS!!

Well, before i get carried away with all the glizt and glam side of it...Don't you wanna know where all this gorgeousness and shiny thing came from? and where it all started?...Well let me tell yah!...

It actually derived from Arabic Sikka...I hear you say...Say whaat?!....Which means in laymen terms to me and you...coins...

YES COINS HONEY!...Back in King Tut days they used to sew in precious metal, stones and gems into everyday clothing...

By the way King tut was an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh from the 18th dynasty and he ruled from 1333BC to 1324BC. His original name, Tutankhaten, meant "Living Image of Aten", while Tutankhamun meant "Living Image of Amun". His full name was as we know it....And when he had passed away and his tomb was discovered many many centuries later...He was dressed in sequins...purposely as it was meant to signified financial wealth / stability in afterlife...

Also back then to sew in sequins was a huge representation of status and wealth..They used to use the coins not only as precious gems sewn into items of clothing but was used for trading and warding off evil spirits as-well...How cool was that...

Peace out N

Happy sewing guys!

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