Monday, March 28, 2011


V1089 is a pattern by Badgley Mischka. Here is my version for Amandine.
It was fun to make, many pieces to sew together, by the pattern is so well done that they fit perfectly together.
It is lined. I've used a light cotton lining, since Amandine will probably face hot summers.
I did some garden cleaning on Saturday. The weather was gorgeous. Then on Sunday, it turned to rain, very wet rain. As I reached home tonight, this I found :-)

Enjoy the week and take care!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pattern V 1151 by Cinthia Steffe

The original pattern can be seen here.
My version made for Amandine:
(my dummy is bigger than Amandine...)
This is my added detail to finish the facing and the hem too.
The highlights of this pattern are the visible zipper, and the collar, as well as the slim shape, perfect for a young lady.
It is a pleasure to sew, with the exception of the bottom of the zipper, which I did not completely master. I'm sure their is a trick I did not understand, but the result is good, nevertheless.
The fabric is a stretch jeans, of good quality, which made sewing even more pleasant.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Knitting for a baby

I've been working on this. I wanted to knit it because of the lace pattern. Where I live, the main supplier of yarn is Phildar, a company that tries to make knitting attractive and easy for new adepts. Which I find very smart. However I regret they do not propose more "advanced" pattern. When I saw this one, I had to make it. When Amandine saw it, she asked to have it for a friend expecting a little girl in late spring. :-)


Now I have to find another pattern, for a boy...

Take all good care, and cherish your blessings.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Busy Weekend

My two daughters came to visit, and we have been blessed with a sunny weekend:
With some shopping
 a tour in Marseille:
a lazy Sunday lunch

You see only two of us since the third one is taking the pictures.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Give away at the Plaid Scottie

Visit The Plaid Scottie for a nice give away and some pictures of Mardi Gras in New Orleans