buttonholes

anonymous asked:

What sewing machine would you recommend? Mine keeps breaking on me and I would like to invest in a better quality machine.

I’ve had a Brother for going on 8 years now and I’m very happy with it! It’s got something like 70 different kinds of stitches and buttonholes and the serger I have is a Singer, which is much less cooperative but it gets the job done.

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Here is some of the items for our Steampunk Wedding that we made ourselves over the 2 years before the big day.

Brooch Bouquets. 1 for the Bride and 6 for the Bridesmaids. Years of collecting brooches and twisting wire paid off.

Invitations, table numbers, place cards and Orders of Service.

100 Chair backs and Paper Roses.

Seating plan.

Our delicious cake, made by the Mother of the Groom.

The Groomsmens button holes.

Other things not seen include 100 mason jar tea lights and 100m of doily bunting, misc costume details.

Menswear Details at Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen, AW11, Milan.

Menswear is always such an interesting study in detail. There are tiny decisions that are made by the design team that aren’t done justice by full length catwalk shots, details that are probably debated over for hours on end such as the angle of a buttonhole, or the colour of the contrast trim on a welt pocket.

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