Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2021


Oh my goodness! When this fashion show came across my path, I was MEZMORIZED! Patchwork and quilting ARE HOT in the fashion world right now! I think they have been for the past few seasons but Dolce & Gabbana have taken it to the edge! I had to watch it a second time to catch the nuances and fabulous coming together of pattern, color, and design. A friend told me she saw my Rafiki Skirt (Art to Wear Pattern) in the mix. Thank you Mary B. That’s when I watched the show a second time and spotted other patterns (from my Art to Wear pattern line, available at my Etsy shop: DesignsbyHeidiEmmett/sewing patterns). What fun! Enjoy the show.

Here is the link:

Nailheads add just the right amount of bling on this woven/patched outfit with purse. Have an old pair of boots that you just can’t give up? Recreate this look by gluing patchworked fabrics right to the leather.
I would totally wear these pants. Well maybe not, as the stripe direction would be a sorry sight with my hips.
My Raki Skirt sewing pattern would be sooooo PERFECT with this look. My skirt pattern has a total of 7 different fabrics in it. See it in my Etsy shop: DesignsbyHeidiEmmett/sewing patterns .Or contact me at for direct delivery by me.
Terrific Tabard is a “Blank Canvas” for the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2021 look. Hey, I think I have it going on already on the cover photo. Designs by Heidi – Contact info.
WOW OH WOW! All that’s missing is the kitchen sink! On closer inspection there are things here I would try. The skirt is made of woven pieces. That could be very interesting in a “Whisper Blouse” bodice.
Interested in any of my Art to Wear sewing patterns? Email me at and buy directly from me, or visit my Etsy shop: DesignsbyHeidiEmmett/sewing patterns to see all that I have. They come as hard copies and/or digital/PDF formating.
Zephyr Jacket, always a winner when you want something easy to wear and wear it all seasons depending what you put under it.
This started as a sweat shirt. WOW! Just an FYI . I am working on an online class for upcyling a sweatshirt. I just might include this picture. The class will be on Course Craft. Check out the classes that Jane Haworth and Sandra Bruce have on that site. Go to and type in their names. Jane and Sandra and myself are part of Artistic Alchemy. It is a sewing/quilting retreat held on the shores of Lake Tahoe on the Nevada side. Please visit our site: for more information.
These two Bolero styled vests are a great starting point to use my Calypso Vest pattern as you will see below.
I think these two Calypso Bolero vests (on the cover)with the colors and prints I used to make them (mostly Kaffe Fassestt) could have been on the runway too. Check out this pattern and all my “Art to Wear” patterns at my Etsy shop: DesignsbyHeidiEmmett/sewing patterns.
This nailhead woven coat, I would TOTALLY wear this.

Wow, that was fun. I almost feel as if I had been there. Maybe this post will give you a jumping off point for a creative sewing project of your own. I hope it will include one of my Art to Wear patterns. Have a wonderfully creative weekend. Hugs, Heidi

2 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2021

  1. Wow Heidi this is great and so inspiring. Really taking all those saved garments and fabrics and combining them. I need to watch the video now. Look up Kaffe’s new book Kaffe Fassett in the Studio it comes out next week! I ordered it.

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