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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

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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