How to Choose the Perfect Fabric for Your Tweed Garment.

Selecting the ideal tweed fabric for your couture tweed garment is a crucial step that can make or break your creation. With its rich history and timeless appeal, tweed offers endless possibilities, but the choices can be overwhelming. In this guide, we’ll unravel the mysteries of tweed selection, helping you make an informed decision that […]

Maintenance and Care for Couture Tweed Garments

Couture tweed garments are the epitome of timeless elegance and craftsmanship. To preserve their beauty and longevity, proper care and maintenance are essential. In this guide, we’ll delve into the specifics of caring for delicate dry clean-only tweed fabrics, ensuring your couture pieces stand the test of time. The Art of Dry Cleaning We recommend […]

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 […]