Hello everyone, My name is Sonja and I have a blog called ‘sewing a la carte.’ Here you see me in my favourite C3 style. Classic, comfortable, casual clothes. A bit of ‘oh là là’ and ‘je ne sais quoi.’ As you probably have guessed according to my first four sentences, and my blog name, my style hero is Coco Chanel. 

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Coco Chanel was born as Gabrielle Chanel. She created some timeless designs that are still populair today. Until today in every Chanel fashion show you still can see her famous jacket and little black dresses (LBD for insiders).

But these two style pieces aren’t the only thing she did for women’s fashion. Coco Chanel started making clothes for women in a time women were still wearing corsets. 

Four of her iconic designs that I like to make were introduced in her early days as a fashion designer: the 20’s and 30’s of the twentieth... [read more]