Sunday, February 3, 2019

Paco Peralta


Today we mourn the passing of designer Paco Peralta, a couture designer and a kind soul who shared much with the home sewing community.  Years back, Paco would often comment on this blog and those of many sewists. He was always encouraging and kind. There are bloggers who became very good friends with him via the web and  Paco was able to cement those friendships in real life.



I loved Paco's designs. He designed for all women. I knew his clothing would look amazing on the  beautiful tall Tany of Couture et Tricot as much as I could wear his designs on my petite frame. He appreciated and made all women look good with his patterns.

This is the white shirt that goes under the red jacket in the first photo. 

 His couture skills were amazing and he so willingly shared them. I learned much from Paco's generosity. Here is a link to his jacket making tutorial. It is in Spanish, but you can translate, and there are so many photos that I think you will get it. If nothing else you will see the perfection of his efforts.

Rest in peace, dear Paco.  

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I had not heard that he had died. Tany definitely looks beautiful in his clothing, as do you.

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    1. She really wears his designs well. I know they had become very good friends.

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  2. Devastating to hear this. I was an admirer and was so happy to see his designs in Vogue Patterns. Thank you for sharing .

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  3. What a wonderful tribute to an amazing man and friend to the sewing community!

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  4. I hadn't heard that he died. Thank you for posting this.

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  5. WOW ... So SAD :( I've had my eyes on a few of his patterns for a wile now. I just bought. My prayers for his family, friends and the sewing community.

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  6. What sad news! His Vogue patterns are a favorite of my granddaughter. Prayers for his family.

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    1. His designs are so wearable, in my humble opinion. I hope to collect all of them soon.

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  7. Beautiful tribute to a special man. Such a sad day for the sewing community.

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  8. I am devastated. I have several of his patterns, including the patterns he sent me as a friend. He graciously offered me a place to stay at his home should I ever get to Barcelona, and a tour of the city he loved so. What a lost to his family and friends, however far away we are; and what a loss to the fashion world. His designs were stunning.

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    1. Well said, Patsijean. One of my dreams was to meet up with him in Barcelona. He also offered me the same way back when. He always so graciously listened to my Spanish and would compliment me. All the while I would know I was without practice and sounding a bit more like Spanglish to him but he was always so kind and sweet about it, such a gentleman.

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  9. It was such sad news to hear he died. You described him well. A great loss to the sewing community and of especially to his family and friends, of whom you were one.

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