How to sew a beginners’ silk crop-top (and without pattern!)

Yes, summer has arrived and with it, heat, sweat and unruly hair situations. In today’s post, we will bring a nice little breeze in our wardrobe by creating a silk crop top to keep you fresh and stylish even in the deadest heat wave… And exactly in the “pyjamas” current trend. Shall we? 

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How to sew your 80’s swimsuit without a pattern

Are you feeling that delightful  80’s|90’s vibe going over fashion? When I came across that colorful fabric, half Pollock half Katy Perry inspired, I finally fulfilled a longtime wish: to create my own lingerie. This week, I am teaching you how to create your own version of a home-made bathing suit using only an old version as…

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5 Sewing Bloggers Talk About Body Confidence

You’re not a model? Take pictures of yourself anyway! That’s the message I want to convey today. I am far from a size 2 and yet I dare to be photographed wearing my various outfits for your benefit, my dear readers. To explain better why I do it, let’s also get the insights from 5…

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How to Make your Hokusai-inspired Denim Jacket

Jealous of my denim jacket from last week? C’mon, you know me by now, I love sharing good tips! Today you will learn how to hand sew a thrifted random denim jacket into an original piece of art. Ok maybe not that far, but you get the idea. Now let’s grab some pins and go…

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Would you wear a boring jean jacket? Hell no!

No way you could have missed them. You know, those jean jackets you have seen everyone wearing in your streets and instagram subscriptions. I know what you are currently thinking : I want one too but I don’t want to be like everyone else. How about making one myself? This week I am showing you…

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Could you work for Cirque du Soleil ?

What if I could live out of my passion? I guess that thought already crossed your mind. Every “maker” at some point has it. I have it too sometimes. Well today we meet a very special lady that actually decided to do it. I mean, for real. At 35, Marion worked for the Super Bowl,…

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5 reasons to spend your next “sewing holidays” in Peru

Visiting Peru was like getting a color slap in the face and I cannot resist the urge to show you why… Yes the country of lamas is filled with magic landscapes, delicious food and diverse climates but what really rejoiced the seamstress in me was its rich fabric, wool and embroidery culture… Shall we?

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Marie Antoinette’s Hairdo, Makeup & Cie

If I say “18th century hairstyle” you think very long hair, 10 hours of intense work and 10,000 products to keep the hair tower standing? Well think twice, cause we will do just the opposite… After the photoshoot and the dress making “how to” last weeks, we tackle the details that will make you a…

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Make your Georgian dress (18thc) like a pro!

Last week I showed you the pictures, today we are looking under the skirt: I am going to explain how I created my dress: is it historical? Who am I supposed to be? If you dare to read until the end, you will be able to impress even the most blasé of your friends with…

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In Paris? Discover the fashion side of the Louvre

Did you know that the Louvre actually hosted a fashion related museum ? Yes, the Musées des Arts Décoratifs will quench your thirst for fashionable clothes, jewelry or home decoration. Planning a trip to Paris soon ? I have the perfect exhibition for you !  “Tenue correcte exigée : quand le vêtement fait scandale”  will show…

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