So Coco today! (Learning how to make clothes 4)

After a whole 2,5 months of experience in making clothes (I think I made 10 pieces so far), it was time for me to leave the comfort of the French patterns & instructions and attack an English one. While browsing the internet, I came across the website of Tilly and the Buttons, a 2013 Great British Sewing Bee’s contestant apparently, and thought that her Coco dress/suit would be … Continue reading So Coco today! (Learning how to make clothes 4)

Happy legs! I made funky leggings – Learning how to make clothes (3)

Now that I have gained some experience making cotton clothes, I thought it was (already) time for me to move to the next challenge and face some more tricky fabric, such as.. Jersey! I love wearing leggings but it’s not easy to find fun and colourfull ones, therefore, being able to make my own pairs totally makes sense. I had a look at a few tutorials online explaining how … Continue reading Happy legs! I made funky leggings – Learning how to make clothes (3)

I made a dress! Learning how to make clothes (2)

After making so easily Charlotte Auzou Atelier’s skirt and her sleeveless tops, I decided a couple of weeks ago to try to make her belted dress. I expected it to be a difficult mission so I bought cheap cheap fabric from Fab’land. I had selected a polka dotted green fabric but as I walked to the till I spotted this bright turquoise birdy fabric. If I … Continue reading I made a dress! Learning how to make clothes (2)

7 fabrics 100% cotton that will make you want to sew right away!

The great thing about making your own clothes is that you can choose to make them in a fabric you like. The hard thing about making your own clothes is to choose between hundreds of gorgeous fabric. Most of the time I just can’t choose and end buying way more fabric that I need. If I was never buying fabric ever again , I still … Continue reading 7 fabrics 100% cotton that will make you want to sew right away!

How to turn your children into Super Cats in just 20 minutes!

Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend in France with 9 of my friends and their children. The age of their children varied between 1 year and 5 years old. In preparation for this weekend, I thought it would have been nice for me to bring a present to the kids, and it would have been even nicer if I was making the presents rather … Continue reading How to turn your children into Super Cats in just 20 minutes!