What motivates you to sew?

By Coralie, in Creative life0 comments

What motivates you to sew? What’s your drive when you’re starting a new project?
What part of creating something with your own hands, whether knitting or sewing makes you return to the sewing room day after day?

These are questions I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. And for me it’s all part of an never ending quest to find answers and solutions to productivity problems. It seems a lot of other bloggers out there also have the same problem. How many times do you read: “I’ve got my sewing/knitting/insert craft mojo back”. It’s a frustrating thing to loose and inconveniently is always seemed to get lost when you need it the most…

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But there’s a solution, I’m sure of it.

Knitting Autumn Projects

By Coralie, in Knitting Work in progress0 comments

Will you be knitting this Autumn? I definitely will and here’s my project list for the weeks to come.

This summer was mostly spent sewing. I don’t know why, but I haven’t been knitting as much as usual lately. Now that the weather is cooling down and that my husband and I will be away on holidays for a week, this seems like the perfect opportunity to start knitting again.

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So what projects are planned for the next few weeks?

Today we are diving into the world of hand sewing and learning four easy stitches that will instantly add a gorgeous Couture touch to any of your projects.

The world of Couture sewing is such a vast and intriguing place. For us, home seamstresses, it’s full of mystery techniques and forgotten tricks, of dream gowns and sequins sewing… (dreamily sighs…)
Recently, I had the great pleasure to watch the movie Dior and I. It’s simply amazing to see how gorgeous gowns are skilfully created by expert hand sewing. And, there’s no sewing machines in sight in those ateliers, that’s what makes this process even more magical.
So to celebrate the art of hand sewing, I thought you would enjoy a collection of hand stitches How-To, so you can use for your everyday sewing!

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Ready to give a little couture touch to your garments? Get your needle out and let’s start to sew! 🙂

10 signs you’re a Maker

By Coralie, in Creative life0 comments

Are you a maker? Can you always be found sewing and creating things? Here’s 10 signs you’re part of the team!

We, makers, all have strange habits. And even if the rest of the world can’t seem to really understand them, it’s always nice to find another person with the same quirks you have.
So in the spirit of community, here’s a list of 10 things we, makers do. Hopefully, I’ll not be alone with this! 🙂

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Without further ado, here’s the list:

I finished my very first quilt and it only took 5 years to make it! 😉

I’m very happy and proud to say that my very first quilt was recently finished. And by that I mean: out of the WIP (work in progress) pile and directly into the living room for every day use! 🙂

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This doesn’t seem like an extraordinaire event, in fact you’re probably wondering why in the world I’m so proud of this particular project.
Well, let me explain everything from the start.

Sewphotohop 2015

By Coralie, in Sewing2 Comments

Did you joined the very first Sewphotohop on Instagram? In any case, here a recap of this month’s sewing photos.

That’s it! Today is the first day of September which means the Sewphotohop has come to an end.
This great project was the idea of Rachel from House of Pinheiro and consisted of a huge Instagram photo posting month. And to make things even more fun, some giveaways and reductions were offered along the way.

 

Sewphotohop-recap

Inspiration: Coats

By Coralie, in Inspiration0 comments

Who’s in the mood for a little coat roundup? 🙂

Who else is excited by the imminent arrival of the colder weather? I don’t about you but my to-sew list is starting to get longer and longer, blame it on all the great patterns out there! 😉
One of the item on my list is a beautiful and stylish coat. Earlier this year, I test sewn the Jacqueline Hoodie pattern for Itch to Stitch and I’ve worn it a lot this summer. This experience definitely left me dying to make more coats for the Winter…

Coat-titleSo here’s a little roundup of beautiful ready-to-wear and patterns to get us inspired to make something this autumn.