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The Short Story of a Long Shirt / La courte histoire d’une chemise longue

Burda 6908 Inspiration Every year, I look forward to the arrival of the Fall fabric collections. This year at Fabricville, the Monsoon rayon twill collection caught my eye and the foulard print in green and navy blue was instantly my favorite. Right away, I wanted to make it into a long shirt to wear with skinny pants… Continue reading The Short Story of a Long Shirt / La courte histoire d’une chemise longue

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Flashback to the ’70s / Retour aux années ’70

Growing older sometimes mean revisiting fashions of the past. As a child of the ’70s, I have vivid memories of the fashions my mother wore. I remember that she would let me cut up her Vogue magazines to fill my scrapbooks with designer fashions. Here’s a 1976 Polaroid of me wearing red culottes. You see? She… Continue reading Flashback to the ’70s / Retour aux années ’70

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Better Late than Never / Mieux vaut tard que jamais

Inspiration I finally decided that I was going to jump into the kimono jacket bandwagon. Yes, I know, they’ve been in fashion for quite some time but I did not have the urge to have one until I saw the perfect pattern for me. Inspiration J’ai finalement décidé de sauter à pieds joints dans la vague… Continue reading Better Late than Never / Mieux vaut tard que jamais

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Ready for my Close-Up / Prête pour mon gros plan

Inspiration This t-shirt dress pattern caught my eye when I first saw the McCall’s Spring 2017 pattern collection. At first look, this dress pattern looks simple but all of its beauty is in the details. I love the raglan sleeves on this dress and the bottom curved split hem. I mean, it’s totally on-trend. Athleisure,… Continue reading Ready for my Close-Up / Prête pour mon gros plan

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The Perfectly Imperfect Jeans / Le jeans parfaitement imparfait

For the most part of my adult life, I have been obsessed with finding the best pair of jeans. To fit my criteria, the jeans have to have a form-flattering design, perfect topstitching and must be crafted from the best quality denim possible. Everybody is different and that is why there are so many different… Continue reading The Perfectly Imperfect Jeans / Le jeans parfaitement imparfait

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Busting out the Florals / Fleurs en folie

The summer was off to a great start when I suddenly lost my sewing mojo. Then one day, I saw this beautiful floral satin fabric at my local thrift store. My mojo was back! It’s kasha, a flannel backed satin intended to line coats. Usually, kasha lining is plain, but I found this print too… Continue reading Busting out the Florals / Fleurs en folie

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Fall Winter 2017-2018 Fashion Forecast / Prévisions mode automne hiver 2017-2018

I love fashion magazines, especially the September issues. The magazines are twice as big as the other month’s issues! To simplify your life, I’ve gathered here the upcoming season’s main trends as presented in fashion magazines. J’adore les magazines de mode, surtout les numéros du mois de septembre. Les magazines sont deux fois plus épais… Continue reading Fall Winter 2017-2018 Fashion Forecast / Prévisions mode automne hiver 2017-2018