Posts matching "skirt"

Deer&Doe: Fumeterre Skirt

September 1, 2015

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After the Arum dress yesterday, it is now time to take a closer look at the Fumeterre skirt, the second pattern of Deer&Doe’s Fall-Winter 2015 collection. Fumeterre is a maxi skirt proposed in two variations: one with buttons down the front, and one with a fly front zipper and patch pockets. My favorite is the buttoned one, I find it extremely elegant, and it’s this version that I ended up testing.

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Pink Flamingos

August 23, 2015

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Until recently, I had never seen plastic flamingos, except maybe in The Sims. In France, people are more into garden gnomes, but since I’ve moved here I have seen a lot of their pink plastic cousins and I have taken quite a liking to their kitschiness. So it was only a matter of time until I got myself some flamingo clothing…

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Good things always come in threes

June 24, 2015

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If you’ve read my Me Made May recap, you probably have seen quite a lot of this fabric. After my floral Moneta dress, and the waistband of my first Brume skirt, I had just enough left to cut the short version of Brume from the leftovers. Now if only I could find the same fabric again in another colorway…

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Brume: return of the pencil skirt

April 1, 2015

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Deer&Doe has just released two new patterns, both designed for knits. Since I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for both, you will hear soon about Ondée, the cute cropped sweater (that is perfect to go with my high-waisted skirts and dresses!). Today, I’ll show you my version of the Brume skirt 🙂

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Burda mon amour

February 24, 2015

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When I started sewing, around ten years ago, I did not know about the sewing blogosphere and indie patterns didn’t really exist yet. Instead, my world was filled with Burdastyle magazines and their many cheap patterns with minimalistic instructions and no seam allowances. Oh, how many times I realized that I should have finished my seams when it was already too late… So, even though my bookshelf has since been filled with vintage Vogue and Butterick reprints on one side, and Deer&Doe, Colette and friends on the other side, I did manage to bring with me to the US two dozens of Burda magazines (let’s not mention the enormous box that I left at my parent’s place…). A few weeks ago, I was reminded of the amazingness of Burda in a not-so-amazing way, when the french-speaking sewing blogosphere burst into flames at the reveal of the latest plagiarism scandal: some of the patterns of the French brand Aime comme Marie were strangely identical to existing patterns, amongst which a Burda shirt from 2009 (see the story in pictures here). In the discussions that followed, some people started questioning indie brands as a whole: why should we pay so much money for indie patterns when we can have twenty patterns for half the price in a Burda magazine? Well, let’s take a rain check on the question for now, I want to show you my new Burda skirt…

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