Camille

I was telling you while sharing my Persephone pants that I was always late sewing the latest trendy patterns, and here I am with a new project: the Kielo dress, favorite pattern of the sewing blogosphere since 2014! I got to say that I wasn’t in love with this pattern when it first came out: the shape of the skirt that tapers at the bottom was far from my fit-and-flare comfort zone. It seems that my tastes have changed, because since I sewed it, of all my dresses this is the one in which I find myself the most beautiful!…

Camille

Deer&Doe’s fall-winter 2020 collection came out a few weeks ago, and as usual I’m showing you what I made for myself from the patterns. To be honest with you, I haven’t yet finished my version of the Acajou pants (I made a ton of muslins but none of them are wearable unfortunately), but on the other hand I have two Neige sweatshirts to present to you today, version A and version B! My first sweatshirt is made after version A of the pattern, with the regular length and the wide funnel collar. This collar is really my favorite thing about…

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Quick, let me tell you about my latest swimsuit before it gets too cold! To tell you the truth I had no intention of sewing a swimsuit this year: apart from my vacation in Mexico last October, the times I have set foot in a swimming pool in the last two years can be counted on one hand. Since I’ve already sewn a couple swimsuits, plus the two or three RTW in very good condition in my closet, no, I clearly didn’t need a new swimsuit. What I didn’t take into account was the Blackbird Fabrics newsletter, aka pure temptation…

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Today let’s talk about one of my favorite garments for mid-season: my denim jacket! I sewed it last year but it had been years since I wanted to sew one, I even had the fabric and pattern in my stash but it took me so long to take the leap… well I’m very happy I finally did because now I wear it all the time!

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I say last summer, but actually these pants were THE pants maybe two years ago… or was it three? I’m talking of course about the Persephone pants by Anna Allen. Personally, I bought into the trend a bit late, in March of last year. I had completely fallen for the style and originality of the model, but the prospect of having to make adjustments on a pants pattern with no side seams really made me drag my feet. That was the big question: without side seams, how do you go about grading between sizes when you have a large hip/waist…