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I usually go to bed early. I do read facebook, posts, twitter, youtube. I like this. Here are some clips i came across the past few days, for your enjoyment.
I love watching Gardeners’s World. Here are this years first couple of episodes:
This weekend i subscribed to the YouTube channel of Bernadette Banner. As she says: her historical sewing adventures. I love the way she talks, what she is talking about and watching her work. She also has an active instagram account at @bernadettebanner.
Generally the garments I study (and thus, the content I produce) range from early Medieval through Edwardian: anything and everything before the widespread use of the electric sewing machine. My goal is to investigate the practices and materials used throughout history in order to better understand the clothes themselves, as well as the people who wore them. I do also make most of my everyday clothes myself–reflecting historical details, of course–so there’s a bit of that round here as well.
So whether you’re here here for the history–or instead wish to learn a bit of the historical origins behind these garments before adapting them to your modern needs, I bid you warmest welcomes!
I don’t have any desire to make any historical dresses by hand for myself. My taste is more current and more minimalist. But i do love the quality and craftmanship of the dresses made by miss Banner. At the moment i’m terribly bad mender of my own clothes. The sewing basics videos are interesting to me because they show me simple techniques for knotting a thread while you sow and different stitches which will work much better for me and my humble mending practices. Her video about a thimble has got me wanting one badly, whether self made or bought, a metal one or a leather one. I need this!
I do admit though, the idea i had last year of making the Japanese Cross-back apron has slowly come back to life. As i still do not have a sewing machine, i might be able to hand stitch this. A new idea! I’ll keep you informed. 🙂
Some outstanding video’s on youtube
The Youtube channel of Radboud Reflects. Academic lectures on philosophy, religion, ethics, society and culture. Most lectures are in Dutch, some are in English. I’ve discovered this channel a couple of months ago and subscribed. I enjoy watching and listening to the lectures. Below i list the lectures i have watched myself. Still have a whole library to wander through.
Listening half the day to music. Enjoying it. This song is from the 70s. My mother played this album from Jim Croce a lot. I added one or two of his songs to my mixtapes. Liking it 🙂
That is it for today. I had planned to show all the songs played today here, copy and paste it from last.fm. But it seems there is something wrong with that list, many songs played are twice on it. Not sure why to be honest. And no desire to get into it that much. So this is it! Bye bye 🙂
Thanks to all photographers making thee photos!
This Friday i saw this movie. I loved it. Especially the performance bits, i admit, but i also do like the overall idea and execution. Recommended!
Youtube is still a vast area of unexplored terrain. The last weeks i have been looking for people who sew. I love to look at people sewing with couture techniques.
I love this silk dress with a silk organza lining. Homemade pattern. This is from Stitch my style, one of my favourite discoveries of the past weeks.
I love watching the mock ups. Seeing her search for the proper sizing of the dress.
Couture Silk Sheath Dress
The Marilyn Monroe dress
The Pretty Woman Opera Dress
This Dior Haute Couture film is awe inspiring. A proper craft. Wonderful to see.
(SAVOIR FAIRE) Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (Passage No°5)
My personal goals are simpler. I did pick this Japaneses apron to make for myself. I talked with Mary my neighbour and she agreed to work on this apron together. She does have a sewing machine. She knows someone who sells pure linnen. I will update you on this little project.