Sunday, March 7, 2010


I made this nightgown as a Christmas gift for KiKou (the other half of the [Kikuyu] "brand"). I used a brown organic cotton knit and an orange cotton bias.
I spent a long time trying to draw the home-made pattern, and end up changing everything on the muslin directly on KiKou.

nuisette patron

I'm happy with the result but it was pretty difficult for me and I won't sew again without a pattern for a while !

nuisette nightgown

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Winter cushions

Still in the Christmas gifts, this is the present I made for my mother. It's a set of three covers for cushions. They are for the winter/Christmas season, because of the print on the fabric: a brown printed with white and blue trees ans Season greetings cotton from HobbyLobby.
The other fabric is a blue dupioni silk from
The pictures colors are not the real ones because of the lack of light.

The front:

Coussin Noel hiver

The back:

housse coussin

A close-up view:

bouton fimo

And I made the buttons with some brown oven-bake clay (Bake shop). It was my first try with clay, but I'm happy with the result.

winter cushion

--------------------- Update August 11th, 2010 ---------------------
I'm not sure I will ever try to do my own buttons since those are finally kind of sticky.
Does anybody know a way to avoid that?