Love to get some feedback.

I love fabrics and clothes but really not the catwalk glamour kind.What I love are homemade style and unusual designers who make ageless and comfortable clothes for all types of women. I love antique lace and pretty things like ribbons and other embelishments. Ethnic clothes and all kinds of embroidery interest me and I love to look at piantings for inspiration too.All dress is fancy dress if you like as we are born nude Ha ! Ha!
So please if you have any comments ,ideas or favourites let me know,hope you enjoy Sweet Disorder!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Gudrun Sjoden my Colour Heroine

As well as the  beautiful clothes she also designs for the home and is inspired herself by the work of Carl and Karen Larsson  and folkloric inspirations from all over the world.
Here she is with some of her models.
What a romantic hideaway!
Gudrun has been an inspiration  to me for many years now.I look forward to opening her catalogue as soon at it come through the door and my family know that when the latest one comes I  happily rush off to my favourite chair to feast on colour. I also look on her website ! Of all the great designers that I admire she is the most daring with her use of bright and stunning shades. She looks happy in her photgraphs and it shows  that she loves what she creates.Here are some favourites from past and present collections.
This is from the collection inspired by Karin Larsson's textiles.
I love the snow scene and the folkloric outfit.
Embroidery is one of her strengths,gorgeous!
Exquisite work.
Inspired layering.
These clothes are not for throwing away each season they are for treasuring.
Gudrun uses models of all ages , shapes and sizes to show that we can all look colourful!
This is such a beautiful study.
The styles are romantic and easy to wear not like so much throw away fashion that seems to me to be a form of self torture, especially the shoes!!!! These are made for wandering in the woods,along the beach or dreaming round the fire. I love them,hope you like this look at Sweden's most colourfull designer and long may she delight us with her wonderful  creations.

Friday, 19 October 2012

My latest attempt at home made style!

I loved the brown check dress I posted from my favourite french boutique  and decided to try to make something inspired by it. Here is the piece during construction.

I found this Autumn coloured check cotton at our local fabric shop . Truro Fabrics,a great place full of lovely textiles ,yarn,books and magazines about all types of needlework,knitting and crafting of many kinds.The shop is famous here in Cornwall and people come distances to shop there. One good reason is the wonderful staff who are all enthusiasts and have great knowledge to share.
I decided to play around with a little pocket and even tried a few lazy daisies,I haven't done any embroidery for years and I think I might try and do some more.Mum taught me a few stitches a long time ago.
The little piece of antique lace I found in my lace box was just right!
So here it is finished! I will wear it with a lacy underskirt ,laceup brown boots and some lovely warm winter tights when it gets a bit chilly.I am not a very expert seamstress but I am happy with this skirt.
Next project is going to be another skirt from an old skirt pattern I just picked up for 40 pence in a charity shop this afternoon..

Thursday, 11 October 2012

This from an artisan fashion house in Nimes France called Belle and Sebastiene. they make lovely things that I would love to wear!
Wrap up warm!
If this shop was anywhere near me I would be destitute!
This from Inge de Jonge a Belgian  designer.
What a nice detail on the pocket.
Another piece by Belle and Sebastiene from their Autumn Collection.
I am making a check skirt at the moment inspired by some of the romantic clothes I have seen .When it is finished I will post a photo although I cannot match these clever designers!!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Nostalgia and Inspiration.

I love clothes from the past and find  inspiration for sewing from paintings and pictures.
I have had this book for many years and before me it was in my Granny's house,then Mum put it away until we found it again and it has come to me.
The illustrations are charming .
Fun on the beach in these fetching little numbers!
I would love to have that sleeping suit,it even has a pocket!!
These are really lovely especially the pinafore slip with the applique.
The hat is cute too!
Love it!
Just the hat for strollng in this pretty garden,what a nice word strolling is ,we should do more of it!
What secret love letters could be tucked into this pretty bag to read again in the peace of the garden.
I like the flowered belt! 
Back inside to do a spot of sewing before tea. 
Dainty insert.
Or if you had the odd twenty minutes run up this blouse.
Or this?
The childrens clothes are sweet especially the floral hat.
Perhaps a timely warning!
Not to get so into hobbies that you neglect your womanly duties!
Lovely clothes but I would not want to have to go back to the social mores of the period.
Elaine ,my blog friend could probably wear some of these when she is tending her lovely garden.
How about it Elaine? 
This is a sweet book ,gentle, practical and from a lost world however there are some inspiring ideas for fashion today. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I like browsing this old book.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Some bits and bobs!

Really pretty hat and mits!
This a from the winter collection of a Belgian designer called Inge De Jonge.
Lovely layers. 
Another cute felt hat and matching mits!
The weather is quite chilling now at night and early in the morning but we don't need hats and gloves yet!