07 avril 2014

Spots and Shorts

I run and I sew. I am not the only one out there. Winnie from the Scruffy Badger Time is pretty good at it! I am just a beginner for both activities, with lots to learn! This year, I ran my first half-marathon- in shorts, under a beautiful sunshine in Cambridge. It was great to see how runners helped each other to reach the finish line and how the crowd carried runners they didn’t even know with their support. Such a nice experience that I hope I will be able to take part in another event soon- despite the muscle... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2014

La Marinière Coco

French may think Coco goes hand in hand with a boxy tweed jacket and a little black dress. French are wrong,  bien sûr. Coco is a cute dress or top, designed to be made with knit fabric, from Tilly and the Buttons. I am a rough girl from Brittany, and this blog is named after a seabird: I had to sew Coco with STRIPES. One decision less to make. I like that. Tilly encourages everyone to make Coco their own and provides great tips for inspirations here. I spent far, far too long on the blog La Mariniere which I discovered... [Lire la suite]
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11 février 2014

Le manteau de la République: Gérard

  One day, Gérard appeared on Géraldine’s shoulders from La République du chiffon. Géraldine is the author of Un été couture , a collection of patterns for summer, which I think is by now being perused by all French sewists planning their summer outfits by the fireplace. Géraldine also has started to propose patterns on her website- and she works so fast, it can be hard work for the sewer at home to keep up with all these ideas.   Gérard is a coat with a boyish cut, very popular at the moment. I had what I thought... [Lire la suite]
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06 février 2014

Day into night [Drapé with a French touch]

  Sewers out there: have you ever thought how nice it would be to meet one of your favourite bloggers IN REAL LIFE?  Would you say no to a rendez-vous with a designer whose patterns and photo-shoots have a certain je ne sais quoi about them?  One whose style and inspiration extend to cooking meals fit for a boutique restaurant or customising shoes?    No, you would not.    I could not believe my ears when my guru asked me if I had any objections to meeting Vanessa Pouzet for lunch on my... [Lire la suite]
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