Why Do Garments Pill: Pilling: those pesky little bobbles that don’t respect your clothes can be the bane of your wardrobe closet. So what exactly is pilling? Well they are the small balls of fibres that form on clothing, the cause of which is from rubbing or abrasion. To explain further, I have a wool and cashmere coat, beautiful quality, but I carry my handbag over my right shoulder, and as the bag rubs against the top of my waist I have noticed that the right side of the coat is not only pilling but becoming worn in that area. Yes it’s a coat that I...Read More
Author: Coraline Turner
If ever there was a style of dress that could be described as the seductress of fashion, a bias cut dress would definitely be a nominee for the title. Its influence dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece, where fabric was draped across the body and secured with jewellery. Moving forward fashion to the 19th century, historians record Madeline Vionnet (1876–1975) as one of the innovators of this provocative dress that favours the body’s natural form. A form of dress that was in rebellion to the rigid corsets of the time, which had a tendency to distort a woman’s...Read More
What is Bespoke Clothing: Coral Turner, couture designer, explains the meaning of ‘bespoke’ and how it can boost your fashion flair. The Oxford dictionary states that ‘bespoke’ means ‘made to order’; in this instance we are talking about clothing, however bespoke also applies to many other lifestyle items such as furniture and jewellery. Another terminology used in relation to bespoke garments, is ‘made to measure’ which means that the garment is ‘made to your measurements’. ‘Bespoke made-to-measure’, is not a phrase that is often used, instead the wording ‘bespoke tailoring’, or ‘garments that are made to measure’ is more familiar. Bespoke...Read More
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