Hello friends! Welcome to my new and hopefully improved blog. In this inaugural post I'd like to explain why the rebrand was necessary for me at this point, and hope you'll want to follow along as before. After several years of being emilia_to_nuno everywhere, I have been feeling I had outgrown it for a while… Continue reading New name, who this?
If there's an article of clothing besides suits I really love, it's jumpsuits. They have the practicality of a dress - one item, and you are done - but pants! Yes, some awkward toilet moments are inevitable when donning a jumpsuit, but to me the positives outweigh the negatives. It' no surprise that when I… Continue reading Vogue 1645 by Rachel Comey
As you all know, my Instagram account was hacked between May 18th and May 23rd. It was a very violating experience, with the hackers aggressively harassing people including members of my family. Since I recovered the account, I pledged I'd write some tips on how I did it, as well as a brief intro on… Continue reading Instagram account hacked PART II – how I recovered it
UPDATE 05/23 I got back into the account for now. Keep checking this post in case I get hacked again. I will keep updating. Dropping a quick line to say my IG account emilia_to_nuno has been hacked on May 18th. Some of you have already emailed me asking if I have developed a sudden interest… Continue reading Instagram account hacked.
This is part 2 of Canvassing 201. For part 1, click here. For Canvassing 101, click here. Congrats! You have made it this far. Now that you have your fronts and you have finished preparing your canvas, it's time to baste them together so they can be treated as one. Of course, there are more… Continue reading Canvassing 201: assembling the canvas and jacket front
For the intro to canvassing, complete with an outline of the different canvassing styles, click here. Finally, it is here: an in-depth canvassing guide! I'm making this guide in the context of a heavy flannel winter jacket, so I decided to use the British style of canvassing. This is the most canvassing you are ever… Continue reading Canvassing 201: preparing the canvas
Last year I wrote about the jackets and their components. In compete honesty, I am more of a maker of pants than of coats: I always say that not everyone wears blazers, but everyone wears pants! There are so many things to consider when making pants, from raise, to pleats, to ease, to cuff…the options… Continue reading #TailoringForThem – Part III: All about pants
Wonder why when using machine thread to hand sew, it turns weirdly? It’s the twist! So, it turns out that threads come in two flavors: S twist and Z twist Image from Yarnsub. Machine threads are in Z twist, whereas hand sewing threads have a S twist. This convention is born out of the fact… Continue reading Threads have directions, who would have thought!
Finally, it is here: my new linen suit! I got this Irish linen last year with the idea to make this suit and I finally followed through. After 3 versions of this self drafted jacket, I think I have nailed the general shape. This time I opened the quarters slightly more for increased ventilation and… Continue reading Linen suit: ready for summer