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Mixing fabrics

Is not what I am doing yet, but designer Dries van Noten certainly is doing this in a very inspiring way. Lindsay T and Carolyn already made beautiful garments inspired by his designs.

Last weekend Dries van Noten was the guest editor of the weekend-supplement that comes with our newspaper. And it was a great supplement, the skirt on the cover immediately caught my eye:

Think I will try to find some fabrics to make a skirt like this when I go to one of the fabric markets that are held now.




The picture of the front is from the Dries van Noten website. If you like mixing fabrics (which is rather new to me), do take a look at his website. Very inspiring.


And my actual ewing: very slow progress, hope to do some substantial work on the jacket this weekend. BUT: there is a forecast for beautiful weather, so I might be enjoying that instead of sewing inside the house.


  1. Yesterday I picked up my copy of Cadena at Fishman's. This issue has a lot of mixing fabrics in it. I will post some of my favorites next week. I'll try my hand at it as well.

  2. By all means enjoy the fine weather while you can! It will be dark and dreary in Northern Europe soon enough, sigh.

  3. I love Dries Van Noten and have for awhile now. I think the key to successful DVN-inspired garments is to follow his scale of prints, if that makes sense. Good luck!

  4. I have question about which needle to use when mixing fabrics. If you're sewing silk to wool, as an example, which needle size would be recommended?

  5. I loved alot of Dries Van Noten's fall line and if I could I would be mixing and matching prints all over the place! *smile* You've picked a wonderful inspiration piece and I hope you have fun bringing it to life!

  6. I really love the DVN collection - and also love Carolyn and Lindsay's garments that have been inspired by him. Looking forward to seeing your take on fabric mixing - the inspirational skirt you have picked out is beautiful!

  7. The skirt design is inspired. I'm sure that your interpretation will be fabulous.

  8. With your impeccable taste, I know you will be successful at mixing prints.

  9. I love the mix of different fabrics on that skirt. I can't wait to see your version -- how fun!


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