• Sew My Style 2019

    SMS 2019 – January : Activewear!

    Today we are getting to the heart of the subject regarding the “Sew My Style” challenge. (If you do not know what I’m talking about, I invite you to read my introductory article here) Theme: “Activewear”! As a reminder, this month’s theme was activewear. This leaves an extremely wide choice since we can imagine sewing a relatively simple piece such as a Jersey T-shirt or a sweatshirt, or a little more technical items, such as a swimming pool swimsuit, a sports bra, cycling shorts, or leggings in a breathable and adapted material. First of all, since the goal here is not to sew just for the sake of sewing, but to…

  • Sew My Style 2019

    Introducing the Sew My Style 2019 Sewing Challenge!

    Hello everyone! I thought I might write a short article to introduce you to the Sew My Style 2019 sewing challenge, in case you were interested in taking part in it this year. Sew My Style could be defined as a giant sew-along which last a whole year, with prizes to be won every month. For each month, a pattern or a theme has been picked out, and you just have to sew along and share your make on social media.  In 2019, the plan is as follows: January : Activewear (anything goes!) February : Tee-shirts (patterns to be confirmed) March : Cadigan (patterns to be confirmed) April: Trousers (patterns to be confirmed)…

  • Aime comme Marie,  Pants & Shorts,  Sewing

    #throwbackthursday #2 – Shorts Aime comme Manège by Aime comme Marie

    Hello everyone ! It is going to be a very short article today, to show you my version of the Aime comme Manège high waisted shorts, by the pattern company Aime comme Marie. I had a big crush on the presentation version made by the designer, in a multicoloured jacquard. As the pattern is a 12 pages PDF which only costs 4 euros, I didn’t hesitate for long. Also, I had some left-over of this wonderful zebra jacquard by Pretty mercerie, which I had used for the skirt of my “La Parisienne” dress. It was perfect to test this pattern which doesn’t consume much fabric. I made the shorts last summer,…

  • Dresses,  La Maison Victor,  Sewing

    #throwbackthursday #1 Lora Dress – La Maison Victor

    Hello everybody! New post today with a little throwback thursday : may I present you the famous Lora Dress, by the Belgian pattern magazine La Maison Victor. Like many sewers on Instagram, I discovered this pattern and this magazine thanks to the beautiful versions sewed by Alicia from l’Atelier d’Alicia. I had such a big crush on her green one that when I went to Mondial Tissu the next time, I bought the same dark green crêpe fabric (I also got some of the red one, which I used for my New Girl dress!). About the pattern This pattern had quite a success, although it’s true that the version showed in the magazine wasn’t really dreamy. This is…

  • Make my Lemonade,  Pattern Hacking,  Skirts

    PATTERN HACKING – Lila Skirt by Wear Lemonade

    (translation to come) Hello everyone! J’inaugure une nouvelle catégorie sur le blog, celle consacrée aux “Patterns Hacking”, un des trucs que je préfère en couture ! Le Pattern Hacking, qu’est-ce que c’est ? Pour ceux qui ne parlent pas encore couture couramment, le Pattern Hacking, c’est quand on part d’un patron existant, et qu’on le modifie pour ajouter ou enlever des détails et aboutir à un vêtement un peu différent de celui imaginé par le créateur. Ce que j’aime avec la couture, c’est le fait de pouvoir se coudre les vêtements que l’on veut, même s’ils n’existent pas déjà fait.. Déjà, avant, quand je faisais du shopping et que je ne savais pas coudre,…

  • Dresses,  My Capsule Wardrobe Challenge 2017

    January: the Dress #isewmycapsulewardrobe2017

    Here it is, it’s time to present the first project of the I Sew My Capsule Wardrobe 2017 Challenge! As I already explained in my presentation article of the challenge, I started with an easy one and decided to sew a dress for the first month of the year! Dresses are what I sew the most I think, it’s so easy to put on on mornings where you don’t have any inspiration to match tops and bottoms together. The choice of pattern and my initial idea For this dress, I had a specific idea in mind, I wanted to finally use my Iris pantsuit pattern from the pattern company Dessine-moi un patron,…