Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Giveaway winners!

Congratulations to the three giveaway winners:

Pattern 1 -- B @ Sweet Limes
Pattern 2 -- Suzy
Pattern 3 -- Melizza

I'll be contacting you shortly for your contact info.

Thank you to all who participated, and thank you for reading All Style & All Substance.

Thursday, January 05, 2012


Dear Readers,

To celebrate my 50th Reader as well as over a year and a half of blogging, I am hosting this giveaway.

Two years ago, my partner Olivier decided he was going to learn to sew. He was going to make me a dress (no less!). We found him a sewing machine; we went together to Frabricland. In the process, he found out that sewing wasn't really for him -- but I, on the other hand, completely fell back in love with it.

So Olivier got me back into sewing, but you, Readers, have been inspiring me ever since to keep sewing bigger and better. Because of you, I am more creative, more adventurous and more technical with my sewing. Most of all, you have inspired me to be more generous with my knowledge of sewing.

Thank you for reading. And thank you such an amazing and supportive community!


Three patterns to giveaway to three different Readers. All patterns are factory-cut and unused.

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. To enter, simply leave a comment bellow telling me about your main sewing goal for 2012, as well as which pattern you would like and what would make with it.

The winners will be determined on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 5 PM (Eastern Standard Time). Good luck to all!

Pattern 1

Pattern 2

Pattern 3

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Urban Bohemian Apron

For Christmas, I also made an Anthropology-inspired apron for my partner's sister. We won't tell her, but the apron was actually finished about 6 hours before Christmas. My father told me that my mother used to do this too when she was my age -- panic at the last moment when she hadn't finished sewing her presents, with no backup plans. I guess Mom did not only pass along her passion for sewing, but her bad habits too!

Fabric: cotton steen, linen and quilting cotton.
Pattern: self-drafted.

Petals of Rose

For Christmas this year, I made my sister a pink version of my Granny Smith blouse. (I called it "Petals of Rose" -- if you knew my sister, you would agree that this is a perfect name!)

The fabric is a silk-like polyester and the pattern is self-drafted.

The pictures were taken a little after Christmas during our family brunch at my uncle's restaurant.

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