About two weeks ago I was stressed! A lot! Home alone with the kids for a week, the start of the contest, some technical problems (without my IT support) and I was a little bit sick of Compagnie M. It’s just so hard to find the right balance sometimes between ‘the Compagnie’ and my private live. So that’s why I decided to sew some dresses for the kids birthday. Just for fun: no stress. Like I used to. Sewing without taking pictures, without worrying about the perfect light and so on. Just sewing for pleasure!
Actually I enjoyed sewing these dresses a lot! The first one (for Lisa) was the easiest one. I choose my all time favourite pattern, the Maggie Mae, to sew a summer version. Since the weather stays rather warm for the time of the year in Belgium, I’m already dreaming of a hot summer. I was inspired by Hayley when I choose this fabric. I just couldn’t stop thinking of her pictures and picked this Cloud9 beauty! After some doubts and ‘discussions’ in the pattern-drawing-class, the teacher and I agreed that the golden dots Dear Stella fabric was the perfect match.
I’m so happy with the final result. The pattern is super easy and rewarding! I will definitely sew some more in the future…
With it’s subtle details, the Maggie Mae is just one of the cutest pattern ever.
Tomorrow I’ll show you Nore’s B-day dress. A more sophisticated project: sewn with a pattern drafted specially for the fabric I used! You can catch a glimpse here, but I hope you feel like reading the whole story tomorrow!? On Friday, Lisa & Nore are willing to show you the dresses as they were playing in there new rooms yesterday. We had soo much fun on there B-day. It was p-e-r-f-e-c-t!
But first I would like to give the floor to Ruth who runs the ecological fabric store ‘Georgette‘. She has this fabulous online shop that only sells ecological fabrics! And if you’re interested: you can buy the clouds fabric in her shop… It’s been a long time since I had sewn with Cloud9 fabrics, but now I’m sure that I will buy some more in the near future (actually I already did)! Not only because they are beautiful, but also because I truly care about the environment…
Still wanne know more about me? I’m a textile designer working on a freelance base. In Belgian I’m most known for my tiles designs for Rozetta, a Belgian cement tile company. I’m married to the most handsome man – that I know – in the world. He works as a graphic designer and also made all the graphics stuff for Georgette. He’s my friend, my lover but also the one who keeps me going. I don’t think I could do this without him. We live in a cute house with 2 cats. Mostley I’m a vegetarian and my motto is: ‘Change what you would like to see changed in your own lifestyle and the rest will follow!” And so every month I try to change something about my lifestyle to make it more ecological. You should try it to! It’s the best thing that can happen to you: changes!