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January 5, 2008

A Spanish Master

Here on Sewing Divas, we are big fans of Paco Peralta, a fashion designer based in Barcelona.  Paco is a master of his art, and his designs embody that wonderful Spanish flair for tailoring we all know from modern masters such as Balenciaga. 



A rich history of Spanish court dress, ecclesiastical clothing, and matador costume is infused into Paco’s work, along with modern influences from Armani and Ralph Rucci.  The end result is truly special.  On his blog Paco shares his work and technique; he is generous with his knowledge and I have learned much from him in a very short time.  His vidoes even have a musical soundtrack! His blog is in Spanish, but he has thoughtfully added a handy Google translator that works in several languages.  His sister Isabel does his fabulous photpgraphy and videos, and we sewists can learn a lot from her as well when it comes to lighting and styling our projects.

We have a link to Paco on our blogroll, and if you have not yet checked him out please do so! 


  1. I am the biggest fan of Paco’s! That first jacket which is a Burda pattern is one that I had not really given a second glance. Burda did it in a brocade, which I didn’t really care for. Paco did it in that beautiful tweed and it is to die for!

    Comment by erica b. — January 5, 2008 @ 10:08 pm

  2. I am a bit fan too. I do have to laugh at the translation at times though!

    Comment by Vicki — January 5, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

  3. I have been reading his blog too – albeit in Spanish to improve my reading in Spanish (I need to be able to use my Patrones mags!). So much inspiration and just gorgeous work.

    Comment by summersetbanks — January 6, 2008 @ 5:00 am

  4. I have been reading his blog too. Extremely inspiration and beautiful work!

    Comment by summersetbanks — January 6, 2008 @ 5:01 am

  5. Paco is not only an extremely talented couturier/tailor but he’s also a wonderful person, always willing to help and share his valuable knowledge. Paco has been a great friend to me. People like Paco and the Sewing Divas are to be treasured because they give us the chance of learning their fabulous work of art, elevating our skills. Thank you Paco, Thank you Sewing Divas!

    Comment by Tany — January 6, 2008 @ 1:26 pm

  6. I just visited Paco’s blog. Absolutely fabuloso. His work is impecable, beautifully executed. You bet i will be visiting his site as often as i visit yours. Thank you so very much for all the things you share with the internet sewing family.

    Comment by alethia — January 6, 2008 @ 7:15 pm

  7. Thanks to all for such nice words. Thank you Phyllis and Sewing Divas by so beautiful story. See this page on your blog is as if I had given the “OSCAR”. I am excited and grateful for the work that had been taken. Paco

    Comment by Paco Peralta — January 9, 2008 @ 4:38 am

  8. Paco’s brilliant!


    Comment by Paul Pincus — January 10, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

  9. PACO,it´s more than a fashion designer,it´s a big friend and wonderful person,always sharing too mutch things with friends.thank you SEWING DIVAS!
    GOD bless your work Paco.

    Comment by ROSA — January 11, 2008 @ 8:05 pm

  10. sorry!! my link!!

    Comment by ROSA — January 11, 2008 @ 8:10 pm

  11. I so agree with you. Paco is a treasure!

    Comment by tootsuite — January 18, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

  12. Thank you so much for letting us know about this wonderful blog where Paco so generously offers a look at his work. Inspiring! (ah, had I only studied Spanish…)

    Comment by utz — February 3, 2008 @ 8:47 am

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