I transformed into a Geisha (Maiko) in Kyoto

I shiver as the makeup artist draws the first strip of cold white paint from the base of my neck to my back, leaving the required spot of bare skin. As the heavy black wig is being sewn on and mixt with my own hair, I let my own identity fade out to be reborn…

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The Best Costumers I Met At Costume College 2018 – Part Un

Let me warn you, this article will be completely unfair. Why? Because it is a selection of my favourite people met at the biggest costuming event in the world called Costume College. It’s based on my personal experience, my own line of judgement and mostly chance that made me come across certain people and miss…

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The perfect spring/summer blouse: “Anderson” by Sew Over It

Good weather feels good, doesn’t it? What if we had the perfect #memade clothing piece to go with that? Fast to make, classy yet sexy, wearable at work or on the weekend? If this description speaks to you, you will be up for creating your own version of the “Anderson” blouse by English pattern designer…

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Why sewing your own clothes is not (always) better

Let’s face it, I am extremely proud to wear clothes made by my 10 fingers. Just like you reading me, most likely. This has allowed me to (almost) ban H&M, Zara and other ready-to-wear brands that treat their employees badly and produce poor quality clothing. However, should I ask to wear the halo right away?…

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Holiday Season Sewing: a French inspired glittery dress

Every year as the Holiday season approach, I am tempted to give into marketing temptation and have a new dress. Since I became hooked on the sewing machine, this is a home-made version I’ve been opting for! I have just tested the Claudia pattern, created by French blogger Lisa of Make My Lemonade. At about…

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Halloween: Sew Your Queen of Hearts Costume

Do you know any better feeling than putting on an evil queen’s skin? This year for Halloween, I decided to create an 18c inspired Queen of Hearts costume, including dress, corset, crown and high collar. Wanna know how I did it in only 10 days? People, let’s suit up for the occasion !

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Sewing like Dior: 8 inspirations for beginners and advanced seamstresses

You want inspiration? Why not look for the best? From my summer home visit in Paris, I brought back the best sewing tips from the magnificent Christian Dior exhibition currently running there. If those sparkling, shimmering dresses don’t cure you from the fall blues… nothing will! 

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How to create a Game of Thrones White Walker costume

Last year, I visited a costume shop near Paris in the process of recreating a White Walker’s costume from hit show Game of Thrones. If you can’t wait for next week’s episode of the new season 7 of GoT, have a look behind the seams of one of their most iconic costume… #WinterisHere

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How to Sew Your Little Black Swimsuit for the Holidays

You already own a little black dress? It’s time to create its beach version, the Little Black Swimsuit! No matter your size, it has the power to create a glamour and sexy version of you to parade gracefully on the beach… Let’s see how. 

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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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