I’ve been quite angry at Galliera Museum (sorry, Palace) lately. Its last exhibitions, Paris Haute Couture and Alaïa, albeit beautiful, were also rather badly explained. And the very last one, Papier glacé was just plain advertising for Condé Nast (nice to look at, but I’d rather not pay for that). I felt really disappointed by the museum and itContinue reading “Pretty fifties”
Woops! I’m late to share this summer dress _ yet summer is late too, so maybe that makes us even. But it’s still summer here till tomorrow! Then this dress will enjoy some vacation time in my cabinets, sadly, because it’s one of my favorites for summer. I pinned a lot of dresses of thisContinue reading “Last days of summer”
I already said so : I’m a creature of habits : re-reading a book, re-watching a movie, re-making a sewing pattern don’t annoy me at all ; quite the contrary : once the first time has passed, I appreciate even more any detail, style effect, or simply the narration. More practically, when it comes to patterns,Continue reading “Sweetheart variations – 2”
Well, this blog has taken a few vacations. I hope to share more substantial posts soon, but here are a few almost-random thoughts
It´s one thing to say you matched your date’s bow tie to your dress, but then it´s time to show said dress to the world wide web.
Last week-end, I went to a wedding. It rained (it’s considered lucky in France, but I think it’s mostly to compensate for the lack of sun at your wedding), we drunk, danced and celebrated. I had (of course) made my own dress for the occasion. But there’s more: I might be slightly deranged, but IContinue reading “I’ll be your mirror”
The world is filled with different skirts : straight skirts, pencil skirts, A-line skirts, pleated skirts, pleated skirts, tiered skirts, maxi skirts, asymetric skirts… I tried many of them, but I always come back to flared skirts (in French, we call them corolle skirts, for the flowers) that fit at the waist.
I never, ever wear any shirt. I’ve owned some of course, but I never got to wear them on a daily basis. It’s mostly due to my morphology: no body will ever fit ready-to-wear standards perfectly, and mine is no exception. Every shirt I’ve ever tried was too large in the back and at theContinue reading “Pink & plaid – 1”
Because I’m usually fond of this kind of post and always discover something new, I’m introducing a new type of post with a collection of things found out and on the web: here we begin!
Here we are : Me-made-may is over. I am pleased to say I succeeded by wearing at least one handmade or altered garment a day. While that’s nice, it has been nonetheless difficult : my handmade clothes are not very varied, nor numerous, nor warm. I repeated outfits many times, and I’ve been chilly most ofContinue reading “Me-made-may – 2”