Imagine Dress – Sewing contest
SEWING

Imagine Dress – Sewing contest

When Louis Antoinette launched the 2 session of the #hacklamode sewing contest I could only think of participating in it. The rules are easy, you download their Imagine dress for free and and send a picture showing your version before December 4th (you still have time if you want to […]

Kids sweater pattern release
SEWING

Kids sweater pattern release

Sew a Little Seam just released a new pattern. And this one is very special. The new Constance sweater pattern comes with many different options (puffed or normal sleeves, with our without hood, front pocket, elbow patches and even a dress version of it). It also comes in 3 months […]

OOTD – Navy vintage style
HANDMADE STYLE

OOTD – Navy vintage style

Hello handmade fashion fans! Today I am wearing a navy vintage style or what I also call a very Jean Paul Gaultier style. I made this vintage style trousers last week, following a pattern from Revista Patrones (number 366). Although they had shown in a heavy wool, I decided to […]

Hand-knitted Baby Sweater
KNITTING

Hand-knitted Baby Sweater

I started knitting like 30 years ago. I still have hand-knitted dresses I made for my Barbie, and their design is not that bad! I have always loved knitting but never got too good or an expert at it. Mainly because instead of following a pattern, I like doing things […]

Pattern making course
SEWING

Pattern making course

Last week I announced the launch of my sewing workshops in Amsterdam. Well, that is still on, but this week I am the one that is taking classes. I joined the Amsterdam Fashion Academy to follow an intensive course on Pattern Making to make a tailored jacket. Isn’t that great? […]

Fabric Market in Haarlem – update
FABRIC

Fabric Market in Haarlem – update

So as promised on my last article, I went to visit this Huge Fabric market that took place yesterday near Haarlem (The Netherlands). I felt like I was a “woman on a mission” since I had to report back to you 😉 My first impression was “wow!”. I entered the […]

Fabric market Alert!
FABRIC

Fabric market Alert!

Hello sewing fans! Just a quick article to let you know that I found this upcoming HUGE fabric market that will take place TOMORROW Sunday October 2nd near Haarlem (The Netherlands). I was browsing my Facebook yesterday when I saw some enticing (mountains of fabric 😉 ) pictures so I […]

Adult Ollie Bomber
SEWING

Adult Ollie Bomber

Last week I was one of the few lucky ones chosen by Kelly from Sew a Little Seam to test her new Ollie Bomber pattern for Adult. Do you remember a few weeks ago when I said that I was going to test new patterns? Well, time has come! This […]

OOTD – Going all Pineapple!
HANDMADE STYLE

OOTD – Going all Pineapple!

Here is my OOTD (or Outfit Of The Day 😉 ) Seeing that the weather is slightly changing towards Autumn, this morning I decided to go Bananas Pineapples! This crazy fabric was a find one of my sewing friends. Once she showed it to the Couture Nomad’s team, we all […]

Twisted Plantain Tee
SEWING

Twisted Plantain Tee

Well known is the Plantain Tee proposed by Deer and Doe (by the way this t-shirt pattern is free). To me, it was me first time making a wearable garment in knit. One of my sewing friends suggested to do a Plantain-make meet up with 2 other friends so we […]

Visiting an Arras
HANDMADE STYLE

Visiting an Arras

Handmade clothes are best! Today we wanted to visit an Arras situated in Amsterdam. Our daughter wants to pick back where she left it a few years ago so we decided to come and see. I needed comfy clothes so I went with these navy trousers and the Sorbetto top […]

The Ollie Bomber (sewing project)
SEWING

The Ollie Bomber (sewing project)

A few months ago a sewing friend posted her version of the Ollie bomber in a group where we share our sewing projects. It looked so cute that I did my little research and I found the pattern made by Sew a little seam that I bought straight away. It […]

Sewing challenge on Instagram
SEWING

Sewing challenge on Instagram

Once again, Rachel from HouseofPinheiro embarked all us sewing aficionados into this new sewing challenge on Instagram, the #sewphotohop Instagram challenge. During the whole month of September, she proposes a sewing related theme every day and instagrammers who want to participate share a picture representing it. I love this kind […]

Pattern tester 
FREE PATTERNS, SEWING

Pattern tester 

Sew a little seam is a lovely pattern brand that I got to meet a few weeks ago. A sewing fellow shared a cutie bomber jacket she had sewn for her daughter using one of their patterns and at that time there was an special offer to buy the pdf […]

Sewing contest
SEWING

Sewing contest

If you have been following my sewing stories here you may know by now that I am a big fan of Couture Nomad. A small sewing related business that provides with sewing workshops either in different cities or online. But not only that, they also have some cool patterns for […]

Handmade fair
Lifestyle Singapore

Handmade fair

Busy week! This weekend I am participating for the first time in the Summer fair at Loewen by Dempsey Hill here in Singapore. Among the things I will be selling are the Bosabo clogs that I imported to Singapore. I love this product, handmade in France with beautiful and noble […]

Me Made May 2016
SEWING

Me Made May 2016

It has been a great Me Made May month! This handmade (sewing, crochet, knit,…) clothing challenge was launched by Zoe, from So Zo What do you now blog a few years ago, and aims to make people conscious of the things we wear. To participate, one only has to wear […]