Dressmaking // Couture

I finished the little girl’s dress that I started at the workshop in January and enjoyed making it so much that I decided to make a few more.

J’ai fini les robes pour les petites filles, que j’ai commencé a l’atelier en Janvier. J’ai apprécié a faire, et j’ai décidé a faire quatre plus!

instagrammed dress

I have some great fabrics and wasn’t sure what to do with them; they’re too bright for anything in the house, and in any case are too delicate for textile projects. They’re actually just perfect for children’s clothing, and specifically girl’s dresses.

J’ai beaucoup des jolies tissus chez nous, et j’ai pas des idées pour les utiliser. Ils sont trop brillante pour quelque chose chez nous, et trop délicate aussi. Ils sont parfait pour des vêtements des enfants, particulièrement des robes! 


I have two pattern books at home, both in French, for children’s clothing. Both books are based on Japanese design ideas; clear lines, simple construction and very neutral colours. I love the structure but decided to ramp up the colours, rather than go for the neutral colours in the books.

J’ai deux livres, tout deux en français, pour les vêtements des enfants. Ils s’inspirent de design japonaise; lignes clair, du construction très simple et les couleurs neutre. J’adore le structure mais j’ai décidé a utiliser les couleurs plus foncé. 

dress button

I love the result!

J’adore les résultats!!


The two smaller dresses come with little panties that I’m going to work on next week, to complement the dresses.

Les deux robes petites ont des shorts que je préparerai le semaine prochaine.  

Small orange

My favorite is the small little blue one!

Je me préfere la petite robe bleu!

Blue Complete

This picture isn’t great but I wanted to show a close up of the pattern on the heart & butterfly dress – this fabric is just so beautiful. I got it in a very strange warehouse of fabric out in Anderlecht near IKEA. It was such a trek to get there, but absolutely worth it to find this fabric!

Cette image est pas bien mais je voudrais montrer le motif avec les petites coeurs et papillons! C’est trop beau! J’ai le trouvé dans un entrepôt bizarre en Andrelecht, pres d’IKEA. 

Hearts & Butterflies

As usual Shep was on hand to help out…

Comme d’habitude Shep était la pour aider…

Shep "helping"

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4 thoughts on “Dressmaking // Couture

    1. Hi Roberta, I had just been making them for fun but have received so many requests I’ve decided to start making them to sell.
      The butterfly one is very sweet alright, the pictures don’t do it justice at all!
      If you want to email me on samadhya[at]gmail.com we can work something out!

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