Friday, July 4, 2014

{FUN'D RAISING} 'Wear'N'Share' RWB 3-Pack Friendship Bracelets

{FUN'D-RAISING} Help madam chino raise funds for veterans all week long! July 4th through July 11th, proceeds from webshop purchases of 'Wear'N'Share' red, white and blue 3pack Friendship Bracelets will benefit us veterans; because 'goods' is plural for good
USA DAY SALE
USA DAY SALE
USA DAY SALE
USA DAY SALE
USA DAY SALE
CLICK HERE for product preview!



Monday, June 23, 2014

{HALTER ROMPERS} Patterning for the Long Torso

Women with long torsos are not likely to fit in rompers, until now. Photographer Danielle Burren jumps on the other side of the camera to help Madam Chino test new patterns for active use.

EMPIRE ROMPERS // a variation on Madam Chino "Empire Maxi Dresses" the same technique using T-Shirt Sleeves as the drawstring bust, we've connected a pair of elastic gathered, darted, tapered, side pocket woven pants with very deep crotch length a comforting fit. Empire waist serves as a bra band for added support.
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HALTER PANT ROMPERS // this design is made completely from vintage or preloved woven or knit fabric, with a natural waist cross over halter top also connected to an elastic gathered natural waist pocketed, darted, tapered pant. Pants gather more toward the back to create slightly more bloused rear, eliminating the need for a zipper. Shown styled with bandeaux top for bra-wear.
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HALTER SHORT ROMPERS // a natural choice for summer, this pattern simply developed from the Pant Halter Romper, shortened to an appropriate length that is beautiful and classic.
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While these rompers are not available on the web, a T-shirt version of our shorts romper will be available in our upcoming summer update, TBA. Madam Chino creates new garments from pre-loved T-shirts online, while in person, we use unique found fabrics with our usual patterns to create one-of-a-kind sample pieces. Visit us on the web at our WEBSITE

xo,
Madam Chino



Friday, May 30, 2014

{NEW DRESSES} Summer 2014 Maxi Empire Dress

Using T-shirt Sleeves as drawstring busts and vintage fabric skirtings, with a variety of colored tops and patterned skirts, available exclusively in person at Third Coast Style and at the Madam Chino Traveling Showcase 1st Sundays at Maker Market and Summer Saturdays at East Side Green Market in Milwaukee WI. Due to the unique nature of these vintage fabrics, these items will not be available online except by special request.

Clothing: Madam Chino
Photo/Styling: Vanessa Devaki Andrew
Model: Steffi Bostedt
Madam Chino Empire Maxi Dresses featuring T-Shirt Sleeve Busts and Vintage Fabric Skirtings
Madam Chino Empire Maxi Dresses featuring T-Shirt Sleeve Busts and Vintage Fabric Skirtings
Madam Chino Empire Maxi Dresses featuring T-Shirt Sleeve Busts and Vintage Fabric Skirtings
Madam Chino Empire Maxi Dresses featuring T-Shirt Sleeve Busts and Vintage Fabric Skirtings
Madam Chino Empire Maxi Dresses featuring T-Shirt Sleeve Busts and Vintage Fabric Skirtings
Madam Chino Empire Maxi Dresses featuring T-Shirt Sleeve Busts and Vintage Fabric Skirtings



Thursday, May 1, 2014

MADAM CHINO Spring | Summer 2014 LOOK BOOK

Our Spring Collection is now available online at our webshop www.madamchino.com, preview our Look Book and visit our shop!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

{WEB RELEASE} MADAM CHINO SPRING | SUMMER 2014

Our newest collection is live on the web at 6pm CST on Thursday May 1st 2014 at www.madamchino.com alongside our Earth Day Runway show video. Don't miss it!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

{SNEAK PREVIEW} Madam Chino Spring/Summer 2014 RUNWAY and WEB Releases!

We've been working really hard every day to bring together our new collection so that we can share it with you ON THE RUNWAY on Monday April 21st, and ON THE WEB on Thursday May 1st at 6pm CTS! Madam Chino is in it's 11th year creating sustainable fashion from reworked fabrics and we've got a lot to be proud of! Here is a sneak peek of our studio progress, swiped from our INSTAGRAM FEED so follow us there as well!

T-SHIRT DRIVE Follow-Up
Our T-Shirt Drive went great and we have received much new fabric to convert into garments from our local friends. This photo is about 1/3 of what we received in our 2 day drive, with many promises of follow up donations. Madam Chino is consistently taking donations of used T-Shirts in MKE, WI. Please contact madamchino@gmail.com to set up a drop-off/pick-up appt.
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BACKLESS TULIP TANKS
One of our newest designs for spring summer "The Backless Tulip Tank" is already available at MKE's newest and best place for indie-sourced designs THIRD COAST STYLE
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These backless "Tulip Tanks" are now available pre web release in #mke at @thirdcoaststyle #ecofashion #sustainablefashion #recycle #tshirts
See our Desert Story with Sarah Caron in the "Tulip Tank" HERE

SWEETHEART PEPLUM BUSTIER
One of many new patterns, the Sweetheart Peplum Bustier is one of our favorites. Patterned from scratch, we do several tests before we are satisfied with the form and fit.
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CIRCLE TANK
One of many new designs, this is a new T-shirt construction using a V-yoke from the shoulders and a circle bodice from two T-shirts that comes together at the V.
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NEW ACCESSORIES
Ribbon clamps are our favorite Spring fastener. Here is a close up of some of the braided work we are doing, trapping braids in the clamps for necklaces, earrings, bracelets.
Inverting #tshirt hems into tiny tubes that are braided and conjoined with #ribbonclamps for new accessories, available with our May 1st webshop update.  Stay tuned!
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MEN'S HOODY COLLECTION
This year's version of our one-of-a-kind Men's Hoodies, sold exclusively in person at the LOOK NOOK Traveling Showcase, incorporates sweaters and sweater ribbings to our usual hoody design for a sharper more interesting look! You'll have to wait to see them on the runway, because these won't be available on the web immediately.
#bananachips, j/k, #handmade #woodenbuttons
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

{LEARN TO SEW} with Madam Chino

Are you interested in learning to sew and/or improve your pattern-making skills? Do you have unfinished sewing projects that would benefit from consultation and a new eye? Are you interested in altering your own clothes to fit? How about doing your own repairs, creating your own patterns, or marketing your work?

Sign up for sewing classes at the UWM Craft Centre, bring your started projects, clothing to alter or swap, inspirations and ideas to develop! With two 2-session back-to-back workshops it's easy to pick what's right for you!

Students are encouraged to show upcycled/recycled work during the Earth Day Runway Event at the UWM Union Concourse on Monday April 21st 2014 in celebration of Earth Week on Campus! See the PRESS RELEASE HERE

Class listings are described below, for a full list of Craft Centre Courses, and sign up info for the
CLASSES AT THE CRAFT CENTRE: CLICK HERE

Fibers I: Sewing 101, Tips and Tricks
Workshop
Date: Monday & Tuesday, April 7 & 8
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Beginning sewing for more than just beginners! Learn important sewing vocabulary, and the tips and tricks for efficient snipping and stitching. Create and reverse narrow strips without a hanger! Get even pleats without doing math! Get to know your household machine; use the many available machine feet to create various edgings, use it to sew on buttons and buttonholes, zippers, and to do professional looking hemming with ease. Create samples in addition to a lined satchel that applies these skills to take home.
Instructor: Vanessa Andrew
UWM Students/members: $25 Faculty, staff, alumni: $35 Community members: $45

Fibers I: Fashion Pattern Making
Workshop
Date: Monday & Tuesday, April 14& 15
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Learn the basics of pattern making to create form-fitting patterns based on your own measurements! Apply anthropometrics to draft flat patterns that use simple graphing in addition to special darting techniques to bring 2-D into 3-D. Create a block pattern for future use and appropriation, and test it out on a stretch knit garment. Use draping techniques on a dress form to add-on to your item. Study your favorite garments and swipe patterns to recreate them!
Instructor: Vanessa Andrew
UWM Students/members: $25 Faculty, staff, alumni: $35 Community members: $45

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{NO-SWEAT SEWING! (tm)} UWM Studio Arts and Craft Centre

See the PRESS RELEASE HERE