Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WHIP IT

I learned to sew the whip stitch in elementary school, using the sideways stitch to make a beloved brown wallet with hot pink stitches in arts and crafts class. I completely forgot about the wallet, the stitch and its magic until recently when I saw the casual stitch making a resurgence on a crop of beautiful shoes and handbags. Fresh and informal, the whip stitch is a beautiful Spring trend lending a handcrafted look to some of today's best luxury accessories. I'm infatuated with the Lanvin "Y" bag, so chic in sunny orange, but might have to settle for a new pair of gold Jack Roger's-the perfect warm weather accessory!  Are you a fan of the whip stitch?
Yves St. Laurent

Burberry
Lanvin
Jimmy Choo
Vanessa Bruno
Jack Rogers
Tory Burch

Burberry
Alexander McQueen
Burberry
Gucci
Michael Kors
Chloe

17 comments:

miss flibbertigibbet said...

That's a tough one...like it sometimes...not others.Reminds me of the "Indian" crafts we did in Girl Scouts sometimes. I like it best when it's an elegant treatment, not leather laces...It is very versatile as your great choices show!
Lorraine

I Dream Of said...

Never learned how to do a whip stitch myself, but love the extra pop of texture it ads. I'll take that first pair of shoes, please!

Ideezine said...

I can relate. It's a beautiful simple stitch it requires an even spacing and practice when done by hand. Now with technology and machines producing this look there aren't any authentic hand stitches to be found.

Lost art or enhanced fashion...it's still lovely.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yes I am though I'm certain I could not do it. I hopeless with a needle and thread.
Lovin' that YSL bag.

Splendid Sass said...

I feel an online shopping spree headed my way. I love the whip stitch, and these products are beautiful examples.
I love my Jack Rogers too! Need to order a new pair.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Casa Très Chic said...

Love whip stitch.
The handbags and those Burberry shoes are fantastic.
I´m happy because nobody asked me to choose one of those fabulous items, I would suffer for those I couldn´t pic. Uffa!!
Wish you a happy week.
Tereza

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Wow! I have no idea how to do a whip stitch, but love the designs you've picked (especially the bags ;-)

Acquired Objects said...

I'm so smiling..sheepishly as a seamstress I forgot about the whip stitch since I don't use it but love the examples you found.

XX
Debra~

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Great post - how clever of you! So much time and thought went into this. Thank you so much for sharing... I love it all... All my favorite designers rolled up in one fabulous post! :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I never learned to do a whip stitch, but i love that purse!

Letitia Linke - The White Shed said...

Yes I love that first pair of shoes too!

Leslie said...

Girls Scouts come to mind! I remember that stitch and how wonderful that you have done a post about this. Talented designers - the YSL bag is gorgeous, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin, all beautiful!

Summers Cottage said...

Love that YSL inside-out tote!

pretty pink tulips said...

I completely love the whip stitch, but haven't thought about it in years. I love it on those classic Jack Rogers!!!

xo Elizabeth

Donna said...

Whipstich is wonderful. I will say that your post title makes me want to finish the words in the song.

Whip It, Into Shape! Sorry ;)

www.donnaviningblog.com

Melissabzfu said...

Love whip stitch. The handbags and those Burberry shoes are fantastic. I´m happy because nobody asked me to choose one of those fabulous items, I would suffer for those I couldn´t pic. Uffa!! Wish you a happy week. Tereza

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