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!

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Some more bits of inspiration!

This is a very flattering collar!

Here is a selection of beautiful lace collars, sometimes you can find lovely pieces in antique shops and fairs.
 A lace collar adds something pure and delicate to a blouse or dress.
 The fine workmanship that goes into handmade lace has a magic of its own.
 I love this demure collar on the plain black.
 A little lace at the throat softens and flatters the complexion.

 I was lucky enough to know a lady who made lace,she created the most exquisite work and was always looking for new and unusual bobbins.The concentration and finesse that goes into hand made lace is astonishing,such patience and intricacy! 
Machine lace is also lovely and very usuful for trimming but the the art of lace making must be cherished.


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Ideas for winter evening sewing!

As the nights draw in and the winter returns I need some colour to help me stay happy throughout those dark light starved months.The cultures of the cold parts of the world reflect this in their vibrant folk art and costume  Tales of dark forests,warm fires and hearty food are all part of survival through the lean and chilly season.
The Laps have this off to a fine art,love the swirling skirts.
The hemlines,belts and embellishment are so cheerful in the snow.
Fabulous textiles!
This is a glorious book from the British Museum which is available on Amazon.
The amazing variety of pattern and style is fascinating if you are into fabric, texture and colour.
Here is a nice idea for Christmas!
I love this and will have a go at making something similar. The shirt would be easy and would be lovely in a cosy red flannel or brushed cotton. The little bag is beautiful and out of my league I am afraid however Gudrun Sjoden has something similar this year in her winter collection.
This skirt would be easy,a dirndl with applique round the hem. I think a warm brushed cotton  would make cosy skirt
This would also be fairly simple,lovely embroidered  ribbon on the hem and shoulder straps. You could add a flouncy  flannel petticoat for extra warmth.
Another adaptable idea that could be fashioned from the dirndl with shoulder straps added.
All these clothes  need a sturdy pair of warm boots!
Well it is no good sitting here I should be cutting and sewing before jack frost nips at my toes. I hope you get a few ideas for warm and colourful clothes from these pictures. It has me inspired anyway!
Keep warm and jolly!