Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Designing and making your own clothes

My mom is a top professional when it comes to designing and making clothes. She has extraordinary skills especially in bridal and evening wear.  I try my best to learn from her, but I have realized that it is a true art and passion. 

I don't know you, but today when I look at all the expensive designer dresses it seems that the quality of the clothing and the price tag don't always match up. On the other hand when I walk into a fabric store, you can experience the luxury and pleasure of the fabric.

For those of you that may be interested in making your own clothing, there is an excellent pattern book available here in Italy, called Marfy. You can also order it online.

It is a catalogue filled with patterns. You can select the patterns you like and order them. The catalogue is kind of expensive (€18.00 in Italy), but it includes Autumn/Winter and Spring / Summer collections and the patterns have a very European (Italian) flare and cut.