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Souvenir from Barcelona / Souvenir de Barcelone

Grey striped linen from Ribes & Casals in Barcelona / Lin gris rayé provenant de chez Ribes & Casals de Barcelone In August 2018, I had the chance to go to Barcelona and what a trip it was! One of the things I wanted to do on that trip was buying Patrones (sewing) magazines and going to Ribes… Continue reading Souvenir from Barcelona / Souvenir de Barcelone

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My new Dawn jeans / Mes nouveaux jeans Dawn

Dawn straight-leg jeans in white 12-oz denim / Jeans à jambes droite Dawn en denim blanc 12 onces While being home-bound during the lockdown, I made the most of the situation by sewing up a storm. I have a lot of denim in my stash, so it was easy to find what I needed to… Continue reading My new Dawn jeans / Mes nouveaux jeans Dawn

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My new leopard-print pyjamas / Mon nouveau pyjama imprimé léopard

Spring is finally here, and I was in the mood for a new pair of crisp cotton pyjamas. In Fabricville's latest Spring flyer, I was immediately drawn to the animal print cotton poplin collection. My inspiration came from a pair of Ralph Lauren leopard-print pyjamas that I had been eyeing for a while. I decided… Continue reading My new leopard-print pyjamas / Mon nouveau pyjama imprimé léopard

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My New Camel Coat / Mon nouveau manteau beige

Last year, when Simplicity released their 8796 coat sewing pattern, I knew that I had to sew it. The design is classic and its lines are similar to the coats worn by the Duchess Megan Markle. A few weeks later, I received an email notification by LA Finch fabrics that their wool coating fabrics were… Continue reading My New Camel Coat / Mon nouveau manteau beige

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Whimsical Sewing / Couture fantaisiste

In my quest for the perfect holiday outfit, I stumbled upon this gem of a pattern by Simplicity. I've always loved a good smoking jacket and I just had the perfect fabric combination to sew myself one. Dans ma quête pour l'ensemble idéal pour les fêtes de fin d'année, je suis tombée par hasard sur… Continue reading Whimsical Sewing / Couture fantaisiste

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Good Winter Blues / Voir la vie en bleu

This year, I have decided to challenge myself with a few tailoring projects, starting with this coat. Cette année, j'ai décidé de me mettre au défi de réaliser des vestes et des manteaux plus structurés, en commençant avec ce manteau. I've been holding on to this fabric since last year because I was looking for… Continue reading Good Winter Blues / Voir la vie en bleu

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My First Mini Collection / Ma première mini collection

This past April, we went on a week-long beach vacation to Jamaica. It was the perfect timing to renew with swimsuit sewing. You'd think that I would only make one or two. Nope, I decided to sew four swimsuits, a bikini, a rashguard and a bodysuit that can double as a bathing suit. En avril… Continue reading My First Mini Collection / Ma première mini collection

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A Little Fashion Upcycling / Un petit recyclage mode

Last month, I entered a dressmaking contest in the U.K. where I submitted an upcycled creation. For this challenge, I purchased a dress from the sales rack at Reitmans to transform it into a bomber. I liked the print but I found it overwhelming on the dress (the picture was taken from Reitman's website). Consequently,… Continue reading A Little Fashion Upcycling / Un petit recyclage mode

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Spring Forward / Un bond vers le printemps

I've been busy sewing up a storm in the past few months. I thought I should take a little break from sewing and share my makes on this blog. Let me introduce you to my latest style crush... the fluid trench coat. I've been dreaming of sewing my own ever since I saw this one from Michael… Continue reading Spring Forward / Un bond vers le printemps

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Kimono Profusion / Kimonos à profusion

"Hi, my name is Chantal and I am a little bit obsessed with kimonos." « Bonjour, mon nom est Chantal et j'ai une obsession avec les kimonos. » Last Fall, I wrote about my wish to make four kimonos for the Holidays. Truth be told, I barely made it. Between work, numbness in my left hand… Continue reading Kimono Profusion / Kimonos à profusion