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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Inspiring Brand Details

This week’s Inspiring Brand Details are Victorian Maiden’s pintucks. I’m really fond of what this brand does with this little detail. You find them on sleeves, the backs of blouses, skirt hems, etc. It’s a wonderfully simple way to create texture and detail while remaining inexpensive (e.g. lace, ruffles, etc). So, if you can master a straight even pintuck, put it on everything and put a little brand feel in your homemade garment. The brilliant thing about pintucks is that you don’t have to alter your pattern to include them. Simply pintuck your uncut fabric and lay your pattern right on top (making double sure everything is straight!). 

And check out the pintucks on the sleeves of these next two! What a lovely way to take in the fullness of the sleeves to create texture and shape.

I wanted to pay a special attention to this new blouse from VM, the Classic Marine Peplum Blouse. Usually Lolita blouses tend to be very fitted, with corset lacing or waist ties. This blouse, on the other hand, has drawstring gathering at the waist. I absolutely love how they took the fullness of so much fabric away from the shoulders with the use of pintucks! And don’t forget the pintucks on the sleeves and hem as well.

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