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Quick Sew Vs Slow sew

Bonjour to you! Last Saturday, 6 October was my most chilled Saturday in a long time. I went to Brixton for a Caribbean food fix: avocados, plantains, okras and finished my morning at Simply Fabrics. I didn't need anything but hadn't paid them a visit in a long time....

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Gigi et les dinos

Bonjour!! 24 May 2016, my disaster of a babygrow was shown on live TV for all to see. Not a high point in my life, but one that helped me grow. It's The Great British Sewing Bee, under pressure, someone had to mess up and the babygrow and its gusset was laid out to do...

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Mondrian

Bonjour, Its always difficult for me to blow my own trumpet and trust my own hype but this time I will, fanfare and all! I am super proud of this super stylish and clever look. I am a huge pop art fan Lichtenstein, Andy Wahrol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hockney and...

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Keeping cool in long sleeves

Bonjour! 2018, a summer to remember! How do you keep cool in the heat, what summer dress do you rock? My summer wardrobe can be resumed in one garment this year: long sleeves tulip print shirt. I.am.wearing.it.to.death! Yes I hate winter for the layers but hear me out...

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We are all artists

Bonjour! Facebook reminded me today of an article I shared 3 years ago. The article is an interview of Will Gompertz, BBC Arts Editor by Katie Law, Deputy Literary Editor at The Evening Standard Will Gompertz talks about creativity, the power of imagination,...

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2 little birds blouse

  Bonjour!! Have you ever found the perfect fabric, only to get caught between two beautiful shades? Difficult hey! I have been there with the fabric featured here and would you believe that I, initially,  forced myself to pick one. Here is the story of the 2 little...

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We all inspire someone

Bonjour a tous!!! Hello to all!!! It's been a while since I have tinkled the keyboard. I took a break, I had loads to think about... I am back now but while away I have passed the baton to someone else for my return to blogging. ...Introducing Eleanor Leech. I "met"...

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Creativity + Fashion

Bonjour! I thought it was the perfect time to spark up one another and push our creative boundaries and create the Christmas party dress or Christmas table we didn't know was in us. I went through a creative phase for my fashion show last month and I thought I'd share...

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Creole Fabrics and Fashion

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! It's incredible to think that I, Ghislaine now have two fashion shows under my belt. Such an experience! I am developing skills and increasing my sewing and design knowledge alongside organising a show. Last year theme was "Textile and Senses" in...

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Beautiful colours, tailored fashion design

Guest Blogger For this blog post I am pleased to Welcome Dionne Fraser. Dionne is a die-hard fashionista and she made me the honour of modeling last year for my first fashion show. With a beautifu dark skin complexion I was inspired to go bold with my choice of...

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Fashion Show

Bonjour!! Exciting times! I can finally announced my 2017 fashion show! As part of a Black History Month event organised by Zil'oKA I will showcase 10 of my creations on 28th October 2017. Titled "Créole Fashion Fabrics" the collection is inspired by fabrics that...

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Fabric shopping, In Martinique

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! Today we're off fabric shopping in Fort-De France, capital of Martinique. Technically the capital is Paris but let us not get too deep. We have a capital. Fort-de-France is in the middle of the island, on the west coast: It is where the English...

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I refashioned a scarf – In Martinique

From sunny Martinique: Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! Yes I am on holiday! I haven't been away for 2 years and I figured out that between The Great British Sewing Bee Live in September and my fashion show on October 28th was a good time. GBSB Live was great fun and I cannot...

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Spotify

Bonjour! What keep you going when sewing? For me it's ginger and lime tea, "The Big Bang Theory" on a loop and music, sometimes at the same time! The GBSB live has created a sewing playlist and here is my contribution. Spotify playlist It reflects my roots and my...

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Indian Jumpsuit

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! My work colleagues all know what I do after office hours. It's not unusual for them to come and ask for needle and thread to repair a wardrobe malfunction or gift me with a vintage pattern they have found down the market. Liz was having a clear...

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Missy the overlocker

Bel Bonjou!! 1st August 2017 3 years after my sewing debut, 2 sewing machines later and I welcome into my world Missy the overlocker. How did I come to call her Missy, how come she is a "she".... I have made a flow chart to explain my thoughts in the naming process. I...

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