Fashion report for May

Fashion report for May

Hello May is just around the corner, and all the fashion magazines has trend reports for the new season. I thought I would add my voice to the cacophony, and give you the new Parisienne fashion report for May of 1925…; in the eyes of A.G.B. fabric company. This is a long post, but I hope you have lots of fun reading. I particularly find the some of the ads cute and enjoyable. (Click on the photos to get bigger versions.)   MODES OF THE MOMENT “Nothing could be more striking than the slenderness and almost evanescent gracefulness of the women one sees at the Decorative Art Exhibition. The are nearly all alike with their short skirt, jacket made either straight-backed or drawn in at the waist like a man’s, and tiny little hat of infantile simplicity. In spite of the almost masculine style of their clothes, their movements remain infinitely graceful. And why should they be otherwise in such surroundings of darling trifles and delicious frivolities? The mere sight of all these pretty things must necessarily turn their minds to the graces and seductions of feminine luxuries.” A CONTRAST IN OUTLINES “May brings us to the period of smart race-meetings. A good many Parisiennes break away, on the occasions, from the traditional style of dress. The same tendency is observable at smart teas ant the Ritz or the fashionable restaurants in the Bois de Boulogne.” FLOWERS AND COLOURS “Printed crepes and chiffons are all the rage for the time being…Their big printed flowers, their chessboards and other patters have an infinite variety[…]

Review of Det Store Symesterskapet book launch

Review of Det Store Symesterskapet book launch

Hello It’s been a busy week, and I haven’t had time to do much blogging, but I thought I’d pop in now and show you some photos from Det Store Symesterskapet book launch I participated in on Tuesday. It was nice to see so many familiar faces. A big thank you to all you that showed up. It was fun, wasn’t it? It was Walter, Kristin, Solveig, Maiken and me that showed up from Det Store Symesterskapet, in addition to Tine Solheim of course. We were told to be there an hour early, and right away we started talking sewing. You gotta love that, right? The people at Cappelen Damm took good care of us, bringing us some sushi to eat before the event started. They gave us all headsets so we could talk to the audience without effort. All the things we made in the competition on NRK was there and we took turns telling about which was our favourite assignments. For me, it was the velvet jacket I made in episode 2. All in all I had a lovely time, and I hope you had too if you were there. I’m sorry that some of the photos aren’t the best quality. They were taken with mobile phone cameras and kindly sent to me so I could post them here. As a final note. If you want to see the things we made in Det Store Symesterskapet up close; they are on display in Bogstad Gård in Bærum for the two next months. I recommend everyone[…]

Det Store Symesterskapet Book

Det Store Symesterskapet Book

As a lot of you probably have noticed one of the judges from Det Store Symesterskapet, Tine Solheim, has made a book about the competition. I have seen the finished book, as they were kind enough to send me a copy, but I not been a part of the book project myself. I only found out about it after we were finished shooting the competition. Det Store Symesterskapet book I believe the point with the book is to give you the knowledge and patterns necessary to recreate the garments we made in the competition -at least some of them. In the book they have a basic section with techniques and a fabric guide, and then there is a section where they present 32 of the garments we made. BUT: be aware that only the patterns we used during day 1 of the episodes actually come with the book. For the projects we did in day 2 of each episode, there is only an note of which pattern is used and in some cases where to buy them. As for the patterns that come with Det Store Symesterskaet book I have not tested them myself, so I can’t say for sure that they are exactly the same as we used in the competition, but I assume that they are. I have noticed that the silk nightdress is not described in the text in the book, but the pattern is present on the pattern sheet. For the jeans shirt above they have not given the correct information regarding the source of[…]