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Boro and Sashiko Jeans mending on Make it and Love It

Hi there, I hope you all enjoyed a nice Easter week-end with lots of family time and chocolate! Things got so busy on my side, with Easter and my son’s second birthday, I almost forgot to publish this post! Oops! Better later than never… I am gonna make this quick and invite you all to head over to the Make it and Love it Blog to read my monthy tutorial: Jeans Mending for Cool […]

Willow Dress Hack and Jolie Skirt from OT10

Hi everyone! Today I have some quick makes to share with you! In 2 weeks we will celebrate my son’s second birthday and, of course, my daughter needed something new to wear of her own. After 2 more complicated sew for my boy over the last few weeks (see my post on the Archie Shirt and on the Kingston Jacket), I needed/wanted something quick and simple but that would still have those little unique details […]

A Classic Distressed Denim Jacket

Hi there!!! While our Quebec winter seams like it will never end, I have been busy planning (and sewing!) my spring sewing projects. You guys! I planned this projetc MONTHS ago! Last Fall, when Rebecca from Mummykins and Me told me that she would be drafting a classic denim jacket, I got all excited and rushed to the store. I bought this light wash denim with the intention of making, one day, A Classic […]

Boy Sewing! The Archie Shirt from One Thimble 6

Hi there! I promissed you some boy sewing in my last post, well here’s Thomas’ new shirt! I made it so he would have something nice to wear for his birthday next month. Chances are, we will celebrate Easter, Thomas’ birthday and the birthday of the man of the house all at the same time, so he did deserve something special, didn’t he? I dig out this unisex pattern, the Archie shirt from One Thimble […]

Easy Ballet Wrap Skirt Tutorial on Make It and Love It

Hello Everyone! Welcome back on Élégantine! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I sure did. After a crazy week, we had a very peaceful weekend, with lots of family time and lots of sewing for me! Yay! I swear I am going to show you some of it in 2 days! For now, all I can say, is that it will be all about boys!  Today, I just wanted to pop in […]

Petitboo and I

Hi everyone! Today it’s my turn on the Petitboo blog tour and I have something very special to share. Yep! Special because I reviseted a pattern from one of the first independant pattern companies that I tried. You will get to see photos from a long, long, long time ago! And of course, like with every good blog tour, you will want to read until the end because you might find infos about a […]

Mummykins and Me Maddison Blouse

Happy monday makers!  Today, I am just saying a really quick hello to show you what I have been working on this past few days. You might have noticed that I took a little vacation from blogging and also from sewing over the past few weeks, read all about my reasons here. Because I was feeling a bit out of the loop, I needed to undertake a substancial project with a higher difficulty level. […]

Delicious Watermelon Pillow and exciting news!

Hello lovely readers!  I have missed you!

As you may well have gathered I have not been too successful at updating my blog in the past month! I even missed my 1 year blog anniversary last week, oops (find my very first blog post here)! Don’t you worry too much about me, I did pour myself a nice glass of wine to celebrate and next year, we will celebrate together on the blog.  This is […]

Father and son quilted vests

I have a confession to make.
I love sewing menswear but I don’t do it often enough. It’s not because I am not skilled enough or can’t take on the challenge (ok I might not be skilled enough for a tailored suit.. yet). It’s not because I don’t find appropriate fabrics, because I do… all the time. Then why, you will ask? It’s so silly… I can’t measure my boyfriend accurately. No really, I know […]

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January 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Hey everyone! This is just a quick post to claim my blog on Bloglovin! Remember that you can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook!

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