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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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 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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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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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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