Day 8 - Chantal Lichtlé
My name is Chantal and I live in the east of France, in the Alsace region near Colmar.
I took my first sewing class when I was 13 years old.
Since then, I have never stopped sewing.
In 2014 after having lost my job for economic reasons I had the chance to be
accepted at a private fashion school where I learned to make my own patterns.
In March 2017 I created the company Chantal New style:
I create clothes, accessories (bags) and sewing patterns.
In December, I will sell my creation at Christmas markets in Alsace.
The project I would like to share is a corset.
For my birthday, I made myself a present:
a week of lingerie training to learn how to make a corset to my measurements.
It was just happiness. I sewed this exceptional piece, and everything worked perfectly.
I have many technical tip, but it would be too long to explain.
What I would like to recommend is to take your time: sewing is not a race.
Don't stress and if the things go wrong, make a break.
Keep in mind that everyone makes mistakes, it's human and we learn a lot of our mistakes.
In sewing you have to be patient and rigorous.