First Vogue disappointment: the V8997 dress

You would think that the more you sew, the wiser you become at choosing your projects and the fewer fails you have – well, not for me! I have recently noticed that a series of good projects get followed by a series of disappointments: not just one, but two or three things that just don’t […]

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Cara: quick, easy… but not hugely satisfactory!

I have been looking for the perfect shift dress pattern for a while, in particular to use up my wool jersey stash. So when I saw the Cara dress from La Maison Victor (Nov-Dec 2018), I got very excited: clean shapes, nicely fitted at the top, only four pieces to put together, the perfect match […]

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The skirt of my dreams: La Bohème by Vanessa Pouzet

When Vanessa Pouzet published her latest skirt pattern La Bohème, I got slightly over-excited: the pattern was published on Thursday night, my skirt sewn on Friday morning, photographed by my 8 year-old son on Friday afternoon and blogged on Saturday – you must think that I am completely crazy! But appart from the fact that this pattern […]

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The Vogue love story continues with the V9327 dress

After a very positive initial experience of the Vogue patterns (see my articles about the V8630 dress here and here), I continued my exploration of their Custom Fit collection with their V9327 dress: perfect for the winter with its high-collar, its long cuffed sleeves and its midi circle skirt. These beautiful details really appealed to […]

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