Posts matching "skirt"

Good things always come in threes

June 24, 2015


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


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


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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I don’t know how I feel about knit skirts

February 5, 2015


With Colette patterns I seem to go from one extreme to the other. While my new floral Moneta dress is definitely a contender for the title of favorite dress ever, this Mabel skirt… yeah. I’m not feeling it. And it shows, given that I finished it back in November and I’m only posting pictures of it now. I didn’t event want to show it here, but I guess a blog is also made for less successful projects, right?

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A little bit more of Summer

September 4, 2014


My week in France, with close to freezing temperatures when I visited my grandmother in the north, left me sick and dreaming of Fall sewing. But now that I’m back to the heat of North Carolina, forget the flannel, it’s time for linen skirts!

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