Just received the little @libertylondon celebration book where the quickest #embroidery of my life is featured! Just found out the #myliberty competition 24 h before they closed and I really wanted to contribute. Against all odds I have been selected and am really proud to be part of their #140yearsanniversary book! Viva #libertylondon one of the coolest shop in the world.#libertybooks #vintagemadbym ✂️🌸✂️
Let s celebrate spring with some new embroidery kits and cheaper shipping options in my Etsy shop!
A BIG thank you to all my customers for their great support and awesome words!
Thanks to all of you for entering the competition!
The Winner is……….
Sophia could you please email you which embroidery kit you would like between the ones pictured below, and your shipping address.
Sorry for the ones who didn't win, but the good news are:
I put plenty of new embroideries and embroidery kits design in my Etsy shop.
And you can still get 20% off your purchase in my Etsy shop with the code :
For any order placed before the 20 th of february!
Winter is the best season for needlework, so: KEEP ON STITCHING!!!!!
May 2016 be filled with love and creative projects for all of you!
I am already working on some new embroidery kits with lace appliqué. They will be soon in my Etsy shop:
Thank you so much for all the kind words and reviews, it means a lot to me! A special thanks to Grace.💗
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Here s my first try for a Boho skirt in silk crepe de Chine involving different layers of fabric, lace, tule……
I m really pleased with the result and might use this method to layer all kinds of fabric and textures. It s a really versatile skirt and it can be made for summer or winter ( thinking about some faux fur for a dramatic look!).
I ll try to find some time for the tutorial, let me know if any of you might be interrested…….
Ps. Did you notice my Couture touch: hand embroided tag in gold thread with my label name and the woman I made it for' s name!
A few monthes ago I saw this amazing fabric: silk chiffon in a leopard print with a flowers ombré pattern…..
I knew immediatly I wanted to make myself a gig dress -to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in New York- like this and ordered it.
First I didnt have a very defined idea about the pattern, but for sure a circle skirt with a lot of twist and the flower print at the bottom was what I wanted.
For the bodice I wanted to use mainly the blooming part of the fabric.
I eventually find this ” easy” Retro Butterick pattern.
I loved the wide crossed belt and the V decolletee.
The bodice has got a very special construction with NO side seams and a double crossed layering.
The front bodice extends a bit in the back and is tightly joined with fasteners in the back, while the back bodice extends with a very long scarf looking belt crossed at the front and knoted again in the back.
That ” easy” pattern revealed to be really tricky , especially the last steps to join the front and back bodice to the skirt. But with the precious help of Audrey, my magic sewing teacher, we could finalize it after a lot of brainstorming!
That very thin silk chiffon also needed a special treat regarding the hem and Audrey kindly took my dress to her sewing room to finish it with her professional overlocker. And it is perfect!
Heming a few hours before landing in New York!
Looking forward to wear it next sunday at the Hammerstein Ballroom!
Hope it will stand the jumping up and down……..