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Louisa – Ileana mashup #1 with free instructions and 10% sales!!!

By Friday,11 September,2015Blog

After our holiday I started preparing a new section that will soon be online on our website: a page with free stuff! I will try to fill this page with free tutorials / patterns, mashup ideas and pattern hacks (starting from my own patterns).

Even before I started Compagnie M. I got the idea that it would be a great idea to make my patterns interchangeable and to stimulate your creativity to mix & match endlessly! This month I will finally, I know, present you some mix & match ideas that I like myself. Next month, during the contest, it’s your turn to become creative and think of new options. :) Compagnie M. in the mix!! Yeah!

Today I show you a first mashup idea starring two of my patterns: the Louisa and the Ileana. This remix is in fact easy peasy. I was inspired by Katrien to combine these two patterns. It’s so fast and you get a completely new dress without buying a new pattern. How great is that?

Little note for those that still want to buy both patterns: You can purchase the Louisa & Ileana dress pattern with an additional 10% discount in my shop! Valid till next Thursday. You don’t need a discount code. :) Two pattern patterns will cost 27,36euro (without shipping) or 13,68 euro per pattern. The PDF versions: 11,98 euro or 5,99 euro each. Strange numbers I know, but that’s because the shop calculates 10% discount twice. Hooray!

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You can find the free detailed photo instructions on these links: DUTCH or ENGLISH. I will also publish those on our new webpage as soon as it’s available. Bjorn is working on it! :)  In these instructions I explain you how to sew this dress using both the Ileana & Louisa dress patterns. New photo instructions completely for free!  I do refer to the original instructions from time to time but I promise you that I’ve clearly added the page numbers. I’ve also written a small tutorial on how to add a contrasting hem band. Whenever I don’t have enough fabric I use this technique. A nice extra touch!

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I do have to tell you a story concerning this amazing floral fabric. In fact it was a gift from Nina. :) At La Droguerie in Paris, I was really doubting to buy this one, but in the end I didn’t. When she came over from Switzerland to Belgium a few weeks later, she gave me this fabric as a present!!! My god, I was so surprised. Nina & her family stayed a bit longer in Paris and they specially went back to buy this piece of fabric for me. I must say, that I can count the people that did such a sweet thing for me on one hand! She’s a darling. I can’t wait to see her again in November. Never ever hoped that I would meet such a great friend in Paris. She’s amazing!

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I combined the ‘La Droguerie’ fabric with a woollen fabric from Pieke Wieke that a bought a long time ago to relaunch the Charles pants (UPDATE: good news: this fabric is still available!!). That’s why I didn’t have enough for a full dress, but I’m happy with the result in the end. :)

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Are you ready for an overload of pictures? I love all of them, so I didn’t only want to make a small selection. Sorry!

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Nore was pretenting to be Elza, what else. Singing and singing. So cute! Next time I promise to make a small movie for you. :)

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After a great holiday I have so much energy  to focus on the Compagnie M. again. Are you ready for a lot of free stuff? Put your hands in the air if you’re in!

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