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Bonjour!! If you have Sewing Bee withdrawal symptoms fear not! The show comes alive September 21st - 24th. Catch up with previous contestants and judges Patrick Grant and Esme Young Get inspiration for your projects Attend workshops, fashion shows and many more...

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Bold print and Birthday Love

  Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! It's my Birthday!!! So blessed to have the colleagues I have: Betty, Emily, Clare, Martin and the other 148 across London and Manchester. Much love! They have spoiled me with this beautiful tropical print. It's a huge scarf, from Zara I...

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Sport Luxe Chic

Bonjour, Bel Bonjour et Salut! Something for the imagination: Create luxury out of a plain fabric. Cotton is probably not the fabric you go to for luxurious elegance but I had a moment of genius by picking this blue cotton for a cocktail dress. I made this dress a...

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Newsletter

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! I have an Ebook! One I have designed and written myself! #proudofmywork. I know Green is a difficult colour to wear and in "Fabulous Fashion Fabrics" and in honour of Spring and Pantone Colour of the year I dissect green in fabric, in fashion:...

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Classic Gingham, Happy Easter

Joyeuses Fetes de Paques, Happy Easter, My 8 years old niece Emilie in her classic gingham wishes you a Happy Easter. Emilie was with me in the UK for her Easter break and Aunty Gee happily whipped up a dress this week. I left her the choice of fabric and pattern. I...

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Statement sleeves, statement dress

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! I have made my dream dress! It has purple, the right size flowers, a cheeky length, it's flirty and comes with metallic fabric sleeves. All the things I like. It is another pattern hack, on the sleeves and the neckline this time. Here is its...

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18 months to finish, Vogue 9075

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!!   What is your longest ever project? Mine is definitely an embroided bed throw I started when I was 20....I am now 40+. It is one of those long life project I will finish in my old age I guess. In comparison, however, 18 months to finish the...

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Urban Fabrics

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! London and its wonders never fail me! On 17th February I attended an "Urban Fabric" event at the London Transport Museum.  To celebrate the softer side of transport, LTM focused on the versatile seating fabric called moquette that brings splashes...

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When Ankara meets Denim

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou! I normally concentrate on fabric stories but today I want to tell the tale of my recent denim make and introduce you to my new "outrageous" hair. The dress is made or a mix of fabric types: Ankara and denim and high street garments I bought 10...

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France-Antilles

France-Antilles is the local newspaper in my home island Martinique and they recently did a piece of my Sewing Bee experience and my 1st fashion show "Textile And Senses". My souvenirs of France-Antilles is my dad religiously going out  every morning to buy it from...

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Once upon a Doug

  Bonjour à tous! In my quest to match fabric facts and finds and thoughtful fashion, let's talk about Doug... I was introduced to Doug in December 2016 by my boss and we have been inseparable since then. He goes everywhere with me. He is soft, squishy, and has...

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2017 Colour year

...The key words  of 2017 Colour of the year by Pantone Titled Greenery #15-0343, it is  a "life-affirming shade, emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality." What is colour of the year? It's a color snapshot of what we see in our global culture and...

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The fabric of my year

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou! Just a few hours left of the amazing 2016 and today I am talking about my beloved diary and companion. You may wonder what it has to do with textiles but bear with me here, I  will come to it. 2016 was a busy year It all kicked off as early...

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Textile and Senses: The Fabrics

Bonjour, Bel Bonjou!! I love colours, I love fabrics and for me a trip to the fabric shops is like a trip to a candy store! Everything is delicious. Thankfully my approach to fabric shopping is not only practical but also daring and I always come out triumphant: I...

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In partnership with…

With 9 days to go till my mini fashion show, the pressure is mounting. As we are gearing up to the event, I want to praise amazing, talented partners who are making a contribution to my project. Drum roll please, for: Flower arrangement Flowers of a different kind!...

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