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May 14, 2024 by Claudine Gauvin

The Fabric Choice

Diving into the colorful displays at Fabricville, my eyes were immediately drawn to the most vibrant fabric. Opting for a bold pattern can sometimes be a challenge, but this one charmed me from the get-go with its brushstroke-like features. Known for my love of vibrant colors, I always seize the opportunity to incorporate dazzling shades into my creations or accessories. This fabric, with its black background enhanced by touches of white, blue, fuchsia, and orange, perfectly embodies the dynamic spirit that I adore.

April 25, 2024 by Claudine Gauvin

Pattern and Fabric Selection

As soon as the sun begins to warm up and the temperatures become milder, I have an irresistible urge to wear dresses with sandals. Whether at work or at home, it’s the epitome of comfort for me.

That’s why, for this spring project, I opted to make the A-line dress from Butterick B6551 pattern. This dress, straight and roomy, features slightly scooped shoulders, a high collar at the front opening, and pleats under the upper back yoke. It’s a quick and easy model to make.

April 4, 2024 by Claudine Gauvin

Pattern and Fabric Choice

To kick off the spring season in sewing, I decided to make the tunic from Butterick pattern B6982. It’s loose-fitting, with a mock neck, gathers at the neckline, a slit opening at the neck, and raglan sleeves adorned with buttoned cuffs. I adore the airy and billowy look of the sleeves! And the straight collar adds just the right touch of chic.

November 23, 2023 by Claudine Gauvin

For my latest autumn creation, I felt the daring urge to dive into the world of snake print. Often associated with a dash of boldness and sophistication to spice up clothing and accessories, this reptilian pattern injects a unique energy into an outfit.

October 19, 2023 by Claudine Gauvin

For autumnal days and slightly cooler temperatures, there’s nothing quite like an elegant cape to keep warm in style. It’s a practical garment that combines warmth and comfort without compromising on chic. The cape proves to be a versatile fashion accessory, capable of enhancing any outfit, whether it’s jeans, a dress, or tailored trousers.

September 30, 2023 by Claudine Gauvin

Finding Inspiration

Have you ever been inspired by the elegant and professional style of characters from your favorite TV series? That’s exactly what happened to me after watching the American series “Succession.” The impeccable outfits of Siobhan “Shiv” Roy, especially those featuring the classic Prince of Wales check pattern, truly captivated me. This pattern is incredibly versatile, adapting seamlessly to both professional attire and more casual styles, depending on the cut and design of the garments you choose.

April 13, 2023 by Claudine Gauvin

Fabric and pattern choice

For my spring project, I chose to make a sleeveless dress, in a beautiful fiery green. My fabric is a medium weight polyester, named Dalia – Kelly Green. The dress of Vogue pattern no V1802 is loose and has a collar that is extended by ties in the back. I made the long version with a ruffle at the hem and pockets in the side seams.

October 26, 2022 by Claudine Gauvin

Choice of project

When I was younger, my mother worked in a coat and hat shop. Furs, leathers, alpaca, wool, we found all the noble and chic materials there.

March 4, 2022 by Claudine Gauvin

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Pour ma première confection du printemps et pour avantager ma silhouette voluptueuse,  j’ai opté pour ce modèle de chemisier fluide.  Il tombe juste sous les hanches et j’aime beaucoup l’imprimé de mon tissu qui n’est pas trop chargé. Ce vêtement comporte un col avec bande, un empiècement avec pli au dos, une bande de boutonnage devant, des poches sur la poitrine, des manchettes et des fentes latérales.

April 5, 2021 by Claudine Gauvin

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Avec l’arrivée du printemps, j’avais envie d’une longue jupe qui pourrait se porter en toute occasion. J’ai réalisé le modèle A du patron Butterick B6736. 

October 14, 2020 by Claudine Gauvin

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Inspiration et choix du patron

J’aime l’élégance et la prestance des tenues de Kate Middleton. Le style de la belle duchesse de Cambridge m’a inspiré pour mon projet d’automne. J’aurai moi aussi une robe-manteau, mais dans une version plus “cozy”.

May 1, 2020 by Claudine Gauvin

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La tunique

J’ai toujours aimé les tuniques. Elles s’agencent bien à un jean ou à un beau pantalon et donnent un look moderne. Dès que j’ai vu ce patron Vogue no 9305, j’ai eu un coup de cœur. Ce petit volant sur l’ourlet avant est d’une simplicité trompeuse. L’assemblage peut paraître compliqué mais il se fait en un tournemain. Une seule courte couture maintient la section latérale inférieure à la section supérieure.

April 4, 2019 by Claudine Gauvin

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Dès que j’ai vu le patron pour veste Vogue Pattern no 9338, j’ai été conquise par les détails des manches. Le pli, le volant doublé et la longue attache procurent au vêtement un look haute couture et un brin sophistiqué.