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September 30, 2023 by Max Donos

What do you wear on a long-haul flight to stay comfortable, but stylish? Naturally, you want soft and stretchy pants and a top you could wrap into. Add some other requirements, like warmth, resistance to wrinkles, versatility and presentability. My partner discovered she had no clothes that matched this demand, hence the project I present to you today. The travel-ready jersey pant suit.

April 13, 2023 by Max Donos

My most ambitious project to date: self drafted baggy pants and a windbreaker for my teenage son!

October 13, 2022 by Max Donos

Cooler weather

It is when the air gets crispier, bringing outrageous colors in the foliage, the light gets warmer, bathing everything in shades of sorbet, and the nights get longer, freeing me to conceive and birth sewing projects, that I get truly excited.

March 8, 2022 by Max Donos

In the depths of winter, one could always dream of sun, warmth, beautiful times and enchanting destinations.

March 15, 2021 by Max Donos

Celebrating springtime

This was a long winter. With the world on pause, we persevered to abide by the public health guidelines, we stayed home, we interacted with family and friends virtually, we teleworked.

November 20, 2020 by Max Donos

Long, insulated, hooded and water repellent – that’s what we were looking for in a fall raincoat. Fabricville came to the rescue with an excellent proposition for fabric – pattern combination. It was dark red soft shell and Burda 6596, with red separating zipper. Other notions included Gutermann 420 dark red thread and Unique double fold bias 6mm tape in dark red. 

April 20, 2020 by Max Donos

Inspiration for a classic wide-legged trousers

The coming of springtime lifts the heavy burden of winter and fills us with the expectation of sunshine, warmth and relaxing time outdoors. Therefore, our sewing means lightweight materials, lighter colours and more relaxed silhouettes.

December 5, 2019 by Max Donos

How do you survive a Canadian 6-months long winter in style ? And if you are not a snow bird?

June 4, 2019 by Max Donos

Treating your father only takes a few meters of cotton poplin, a simple pattern and 5 hours of leisurely sewing. 

November 21, 2018 by Max Donos

This project is an investment: in style, in comfort and in your self-esteem. It is a very time-consuming, but deeply satisfying traditional tailoring process.

June 13, 2018 by Max Donos

I fell into sewing by accident, or rather, necessity. I used to come to my friend’s house in Town of Mount Royal and borrow her sewing machine to hem the curtains.

March 28, 2018 by Max Donos

A casual bomber jacket in chic lace fabric – how does it fit in a curated wardrobe? Is it a piece that you would reach for time and time again, or is it a once-in-a-while kind of garment, which is hard to pair with other clothes?