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Eléonore | March 27 2017

We took the opportunity of the release of the new collection and PDF format to create a new edition of our famous free pattern: the Plantain tee! Ever since its release in 2014, Plantain has become a must-have amongst free patterns. Three years later, it was time to revisit it! So, what’s new with our […]

Camille | March 24 2017

To wrap up our series on fabric choice, let’s look at the Luzerne trench coat! For Luzerne, we recommend light to medium weight twill or gabardine. The fabric must have enough body: avoid wools and rayon blends, or you’ll lose the structure of the jacket. At the same time, the fabric has to have some […]

Camille | March 23 2017

After Hoya yesterday, let’s take a look at recommended fabrics for the Goji shorts and skirt! With a casual skirt or shorts such as Goji, it’s great to be able to move without constraints. Therefore it’s important to choose a resistant fabric that will handle friction, no matter how strong you pull on the drawstring […]

Camille | March 22 2017

There’s nothing like a pretty blouse to showcase a beautiful fabric! To pick the perfect fabric for your Hoya blouse, the keywords are drapey and lightweight. The panels of the mock-wrap front are lined, which means the overlap in the front has four layers of fabric; be careful of your fabric’s thickness! The good thing […]

Eléonore | March 21 2017

Now that we have introduced the Luzerne pattern, let’s have a look at the trench coats made by our pattern testers and reviewers! Reviewer versions Two very different styles for House of Pinheiro and Damn Good Caramel, urban-chic for one and menswear-inspired for the other! Tester versions Emilie le Papillon went full retro with her […]

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