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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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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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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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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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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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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