I loved making the Deer and Doe shorts in a winter style and couldn’t wait to have a summer version. They are so well cut and easy to make that it was a breeze to get back into that beautiful and wonderfully explained Chataigne pattern. The silk I bought from Mood Fabrics is really comfortable and perfect for the New York hot and humid summer … Continue reading Deer and Doe Silk Chataigne Shorts
I have not posted anything on the blog for so long. And yet it’s not because I haven’t been busy sewing. Quite the contrary actually, but the challenge has been getting the newly made garments photographed. I sadly had to let go of my beloved photographer when I moved to New York and since then it has been tough to combine daylight, nice weather, and a … Continue reading Deer and Doe Chataigne shorts
When I held a fancy dress party a couple of years ago my roommate dressed up as a Highland dancer. He went to the Marché Saint Pierre to buy the necessary attire and proudly came home with a piece of red tartan fabric. I wish I had a photo of him in his dashing costume but unfortunately we’re still going through our huge picture archives! I got really … Continue reading Tartan skirt
For the last couple of years ready-to-wear fashion brands have been introducing more and more “two in one” clothes such as dresses that basically look like a skirt and top. For people who already had trouble telling the difference between a skirt and a dress (is this a call to the men out there??? nooooooo 😉 ) this must be so confusing. I must admit I … Continue reading Skirt or dress?
This is a simple black skirt that I made to wear with a bit of everything. I already have a Little Black Dress so now I have a Little Black Skirt! This outfit is fairly dressed up but the skirt also works as a more casual style. Maybe I should start making pictures with different combinations. I’ve seen a few blogs featuring “dress up/dress down” … Continue reading Le Rouge et le Noir
Have you ever seen an outfit on someone in the street or on the web and got so obsessed with it that you ABSOLUTELY had to have it? Well this skirt that I saw on Betty’s blog was my obsession for several weeks: Photo from Betty – www.leblogdebetty.com – Dec 2008 I decided I wanted to make my own Charleston fringes so I went to … Continue reading Charleston fringe skirt