The Summer holidays have started here in Belgium, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by showing you 3 beautiful Belgian Nova’s. Let’s go in alphabetical order. Annick from MinnieMie is probably the last Belgian sewing blogger who needs an introduction. Annick really is as allround as it gets: She sews and knits, […]
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Today is the last day of the Laure Blog Tour, and I feel rather sorry about that. It has been such a privilege to refer to all these beautiful Laures in the past weeks. Today, let’s start with Maria from Creative Needle and Threads. She is every pattern designer’s dream come true: she not only […]
Today is day 5 of the Laure Blog Tour! And just like in the previous weeks, I’m getting really spoiled with beautiful dress made by amazing bloggers. Let’s start off with Debora, who used to blog as “Toertjes & Pateekes”, but these days just sticks to being a star on Instagram and Facebook. It’s not hard […]
It’s day 4 of the Laure blog tour, and I have two absolute Instagram SUPERSTARS to refer you to! Jill ‘grams’ as Kneesocks and Goldilocks, and she’s my hero. She posts a new creation almost every day. Everything she makes is stunning. Her pics are amazing. Her kids are incredibly cute. And she’s such kind and […]
It’s day 3 of the Laure Blog Tour! Today I’m happy to be able to feature two sweet friends of mine. Mieke from Sisko By Mieke is on my favorite bloggers and one of my favorite people, not in the least because of her great sense of sarcastic humor. As if being an awesome blogger wasn’t enough, Mieke […]
I’ll admit it: I’m the luckiest girl in the world! As somehow, this planet’s most talented bloggers, are kind enough to participate in my blog tours. Like today, when sewing super stars Trine and Annick are giving the Laure a try. Let’s start with Annick from MyMinnieMie. Known and loved for her beautiful garments, great […]
Today marks the start of the Laure Blog Tour! And – lucky me – I have two fabulous friends to kick things off. Most of you now Fabienne as my partner-in-crime behind the Hoppe jumpsuit, but this magnificent mother-of-four also helped test the Laure pattern. Today, she’s showing two of the many versions she made. […]
Yesterday, we launched Laure, a brand new dress pattern. Thank you so much for all the sweet responses, and for the many, many orders we received. As promised yesterday, we’re also throwing in a Laure sewing contest. There are a few prizes to win, like this stunning Brother Innov-is 15 sewing machine, a very […]
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Around 15 years ago, I was watching a beautiful movie called In the Mood for Love (by Wong Kar-Wai). I don’t remember much of the story, but two things kept stuck in my mind: (1) the amazing theme song, and (2) the stunning dresses lead actress Maggie Cheung was wearing. You can enjoy both in this clip: After […]
Van dit patroon is ook een Pdf versie beschikbaar. Klik hier voor meer info.
Laure is een mix & match patroon met verschillende jurk-, kraag-, en mouwopties. Vertrekpunt was de klassieke qipao jurk uit het Shanghai van de jaren 1920. Daaraan voegden we verschillende opties toe, zodat met Laure een breed scala aan jurken kan gecreëerd worden. Laure is een samenwerking met Ann Tang-Se en Annemie Simons.
Laure sluit met een blinde rits in de rug. Voor de qipao versie kan je Chinese sluitingen vooraan toevoegen, maar die zijn dan puur decoratief.
Het papieren patroon bevat:
- een papieren instructieboekje met full color illustraties
- de patronen, dubbelzijdig gedrukt op twee handige A0 bladen, eveneens in full color
- een mapje in luxepapier, om alles mooi in te bewaren
Veel dank aan Marisa van Thirty Nine voor haar toestemming om de foto van haar prachtige bloemenqipao te delen.
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Laure is a mix-and-match sewing pattern with multiple dress, collar, and sleeve options. Starting point to this pattern was the classic qipao dress which dates back to 1920s Shanghai. Next, we added a number of options, so that Laure can be used to make a wide range of dresses, suitable for all four seasons. Go for a shift dress or a dropwaist dress, and combine it with different standing collar options and several sleeve options. Laure is a collaboration with Ann Tang-Se and Annemie Simons.
Laure closes with a hidden zipper in the back. In the front, you can add Chinese buttons (‘frogs’) to the Qipao version; they will purely decorative.
If you buy the paper pattern, you’ll receive:
- paper instructions booklet, printed in full color
- paper patterns on two A1 pages, printed in full color
- a folder, printed in full color
Many thanks to Marisa from Thirty Nine for giving me persmission to share pictures of her stunning floral Laure dress.
Do you live in the EU, and would you rather pay via bank transfer? Please contact me via straightgrainblog[[at]]gmail.com 🙂