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The Best of the Week #19

First of all, a big thank you for all the lovely comments on my swing dress… They really made my day Stephanie drafted the pattern for this blouse herself and I think it couldn’t look better! A beautiful shirtdress in a lovely colour by Janet. Freya shared a very interesting article on how to start your own business. …

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Swing dress the REAL Showing Party

Yes, I kinda messed up last week: Casey had postponed the final party and I hadn’t read about it. So, here are a couple more shots of my dress. I hope I’ll be able to wear it without a cardigan and tights soon… After three days of non-stop rain, it’s finally sunny today! 🙂 Even though …


Raffle at Nettevivante for Japan

Nette has organized a ruffle to win this gorgeous blouse. All you have to do is to make a donation for the Japan earthquake. I think it’s truly a great idea, I encourage you to participate. Go to her blog to get the details.

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Interview/ Intervista: Gervaise, Creazioni di Stoffa

A few days ago I got in touch with Sophie, whose creations for the brand Gervaise I’ve always loved. She was kind enough to answer a few questions about her and her creations. (Il testo italiano è in fondo) 1 – Introduce yourself: tell us something about where you live, your origins, hobbies, etc. My name is Sophie, …

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20% Etsy Sale

As many of you might know, thursday March 17th Italy celebrates the 150th anniversary of its unification and as a proud Italian, I decided to offer a 20% discount on the items in my Etsy shop. You just need to use the code ITALY150. The promotion lasts until Sunday. Enjoy! Torino, the city where I live


Burda 04/2011 : My Eyes Hurt

Oh my God! So much ugly stuff in this upcoming issue… I’m starting to wonder WHY I got a subscription. This magazine is taking a turn I really really don’t like. Give us Anne Burda back! And what is this? I admit there are also a couple patterns that picked my interest, but nothing too …

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The Best Of The Week #12

Link time! 1. Spring skirts at Sweet Pie Bakery. There’s a great tutorial that I’d like to try. 2. A very interesting post on sewing magazines at Sewing and Style Den. I wish I knew portoguese to buy Manequim! 3. I love this tulle skirt I saw at Burdastyle. 4. Super cute dress by L’Atelier. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Swing Dress Show Time

     Here it is, my swing dress! I took my time with this dress and it hasn’t been the easiest process, but now it’s done. I’m not 100% satisfied with it (expecially with the fit at the waist), but maybe I need some time to grow accustomed to it. That sometimes happens to me with …

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Très charmante

Today in my mail: The “Très charmante” necklace by la musette has arrived! I’ve been looking forever for a necklace with sewing related charms, and now it’s mine! A huge thank you to the talented Virginia who also included a pair of stunning earrings as a gift. I truly adore them! (and they look super …