Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chelos Tunic

This is my latest project . A tunic made with a self drafted pattern. I took inspiration from the design of the Swiss Voile which is from the 1960s and decided to make something which didn't cut up the design too much and was in keeping with the "look " of the era. The fabric was given to me by my friend Chelo who worked in fashion industry for many years . She had her own label and deigned and made all her own patterns as well as making up herself with the help of a small staff . In chatting with her she was telling me that she graduated from the Couture school set up by the Haute Couture Houses in Paris and that she was handed her graduation certificate by one Coco Chanel!! Chelo has now retired and has offered to teach me some of what she knows each Tuesday morning . I will be doing exercise which she will devise . I will take my trusty camera and take note so dear reader you may also benefit from this rare privilege am offered.
This is my first blog entry and I am learning how to integrate photographs so be patient

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