My Dream Autumn Dress – Or How to Combine Magnolia and La Boheme

You will by now know my adoration for the Magnolia dress, after seeing my three velvet versions. My dream was to combine it with another of my beloved patterns, the La Boheme skirt, and make it a real wrap. After months of hesitation, I finally took the plunge and went ahead – let me introduce […]

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Tutorial: Maxi Dress, Tiered and Shirred

After sewing eight of these dresses last summer, I though I was done and over with shirred dresses with ruffles… Well, apparently not! This year, I had something quite precise in mind: a maxi dress, with a shirred top as usual but also with tiered ruffles. However I pondered for ages about the proportion: how […]

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How to Sew with Metallic Brocade

This winter has definitely been for me the season of glittery brocade! I’ve always loved this fabric but feared sewing it. After purchasing an excessive quantity at Bennytex, I had no choice but learn hands-on! The result: two party dresses for my daughter, two everyday dresses for me (not everyday for everyone though!), a top […]

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“Sew Many Dresses” by Tanya Whelan: My New Sewing Bible

The summer has been lingering on, bliss. On the one hand it slightly killed in the egg my enthusiasm for autumn sewing… so you’ll have to wait a bit longer for completed projects here. But the big positive is that I’ve been able to wear again the dresses I saw in the spring, using the great […]

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