Step-by-step tutorial for a pleated midi skirt

As you know from my skirt of choice for many of my dresses, I am an absolute fan of circle skirts. But every once in a while I feel the need for a voluminous pleated skirt – this was one of those moments. Pleated skirts are particularly appropriate versus circle skirts when you have a […]

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Tutorial: off-the-shoulder ruffle dress

If you make a smocked dress with one of my tutorials, do not hesitate to use the hashtag #smocksmignons so that I can admire and re-gram it!! I have an adoration for shirred dresses in the summer: they are fresh, sun-tan compatible and most importantly extremely easy to make without a pattern. Here is a […]

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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

If you make a smocked dress with one of my tutorials, do not hesitate to use the hashtag #smocksmignons so that I can admire and re-gram it!! 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 […]

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