Author Archives: Ross

Claire Shaeffer Shares the Secret to Couture Buttonholes

Its the small details that really elevate a couture jacket. One of those crucial features is your jackets’ or coats’ buttonholes. Couture sewing expert Claire Shaeffer shares her tips to creating stylish buttonholes which are sure to upgrade any garment and take it to that next level of sophistication. ————————————— Most Chanel jackets have hand-embroidered […]

Claire Shaeffer Shares How to Craft a Tucked Trim

Nothing elevates a Parisian style jacket quite like a stylish trim. However, finding a suitable match for your chosen fabric can be difficult. Claire Shaeffer’s latest blog delves into creating your very own tucked trim from the fabric you purchase. ——————– I’ve examined hundreds of Chanel garments. One technique which they use regularly is to cut the […]

What is Piece Dyeing and Why Should you Consider a Piece Dye for your Next Sewing Project?

Our piece dye fabrics are over looked by our web customers, in favour of our fancier fantasy tweeds. Couture sewing educator explains what a a piece dye fabric is and why you would consider one for your next sewing project. ——————————————————————— Piece dyeing is the process of dyeing fabric after it has been woven, instead […]

Your Questions About Jacket Chain Answered by Claire Shaeffer

We’ve had several questions about chain since we discussed how to sew it on your jackets several months ago. The questions included: Why is chain important? What kind of chain? Where is it placed? and Where can I buy it? Called a “Chanelism” by the editors of Vogue Magazine, the decorative gilt chains used on […]

Couture Crafting: Make Your Very Own Linton Covered Clothes Hanger

The promotion and sale of our craft packs are one of our most important drives in reducing remnants of our fabrics going to landfill. Over the last year, we have literally prevented 100’s of metres of fabric from ending in the trash. Each craft pack contains 10 pieces of our fabrics measuring 40cm x 30cm. […]