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Tips For Sewing Tissue Lamé

Lamé can fray and snag easily so always use a new needle, preferably a small ballpoint. Change your needle more regularly than you normally would. If your needle is blunt it can create pulls in the fabric. Thread recommended is a good quality polyester such as Gütermann thread. Be aware that the fabric does fray when handled [Read more...]

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Spring Racing Carnival... What to Wear & Last Minute DIY Ideas

Derby Day - Saturday 31st October Spring Carnival starts off with Derby Day. Traditionally Black & White, derby day is all about classic elegance.  Sleek yet feminine styles are always popular, paired with a statement headpiece. For a last minute DIY think about a simple headband subtally finished with hat veiling across the face. You could [Read more...]

Posted on: October 27, 2015

Trend Alert: Fringing

Whilst most usually associate fringe with 20’s flapper dresses and Western leather garments, designers at NYFW have found a way to incorporate the new season trend in everything from evening dresses to bags and shoes making one of the most coveted trend of the season.

Posted on: September 16, 2014

Pantone Colour Report Women's Fashion Spring 2015: En Plein Air

I’m sure we all remember the scene in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ when Miranda Priestly explains how in fact that Andy’s ‘blue sweater’ “was selected for [her] by the people in [the] room”. We all laugh however that is not to far from the truth as Pantone have just released their Spring 2015 colour report, telling the world what they should be wearing. So of course we at Shine had to have a look and let you know.

Posted on: September 9, 2014

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