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Today, not 1 but 2 patterns are coming out! I started working on the Russafa jacket last summer and very quickly the idea came to me to make a mini version for my children. When the mini collection came out, I was asked a lot for children’s sizes in addition to the baby ones.

The Russafa jacket is available in an adult version from size XS to XXL (as with Serra and Maritims, it is also suitable for men) and in a child version from size 2 to 12 years old. With its short and wide shape, it is inspired by the denim jackets of the 50s (I am thinking of the Levi’s type 1 and 2 jackets in particular). I kept the key detail of these models, the pleats on the front of the jacket, which could be unstitched to give more volume if necessary.

You will find all the details of a denim jacket in Russafa: the flat felled seams (which can just as well be changed to faux flat felled seams in the instructions), the lapel collar, the sleeve slits and its buttoned cuffs. But Russafa also has large pockets on the front, perfect for keeping your phone, keys, wallet… There is also a small patch pocket on the right side of the chest. Its back is embellished with pleats and a tightening buckle tab (only for the adult version).

For fabrics, I recommend choosing medium weight woven fabrics (non-stretch) like denim (obviously), but also gabardine, cotton canvas, corduroy . For the pockets lining, choose some  pretty cotton, plain or printed, they will be visible inside the jacket. Special jeans buttons or normal sew-on buttons, the choice is yours. An alternative to rivets is also offered in the instruction booklet.

The Russafa and Russafa mini patterns are available in PDF format in the shop. A special pack is also offered with the two patterns included at a reduced price.
The PDF files include the instructions in French, Spanish and English, the pattern in A4 and A0 formats. You will find a layer option for each size (feel free to use it to gain readability by choosing only the size(s) you are interested in) and a seam lines option (for each size as well, if you wish to sew without included seam allowances).

I hope you like these patterns, I can’t wait to see the results!

Photos: Rosa Campos

Hair and makeup: Pablo peluqueros

Fabrics and haberdashery: personal stock, Prym rivets, Pontejos buckles

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This new pattern release is a little bit special: these are not the usual women patterns but a special collection for kids! This is a first for Pauline Alice! I’ve been wanting to design a small collection of kids patterns when I was pregnant. I was already imagining my baby in comfortable and easy pieces. With Lucile, we’ve been thinking about how to design a collection of three patterns that could be worn as a whole outfit or separately. We also wanted unisex pieces that would work for a variety of colours, fabrics and prints. That’s how the Mini collection was born. Let’s see the three patterns of the collection:


First, we’ve got a tunic. Inspired by the “vareuse” (the traditional shirt worn by breton sea men), its volume, cut and yoke make it a pattern easy to make and to modify. I love the small gathers and the pockets! It buttons in the back and has kimono sleeves, that’s so easy to wear. For a little boy, I see it perfectly in chambray or linen, and for a girl, why not use  a liberty print or swiss dot fabric?


After Turia for the grown-ups, welcome to the kids overall! Again, we’ve chosen a loose fit with cool details: multiple buttons on the straps, buttons on the side and at the inseam for practicality. Perfect for every season: cotton or linen for summer, denim or corduroy for winter.


Finally, to complete the outfit, there’s only a coat missing! Like a classic rain coat, it has a hood, a back flap, double pockets and raglan sleeves. Lined, it’s neatly finished inside and out. Here we have made a mid-season version in coated cotton but it would look just as good in wool or gabardine.

All three patterns have an intermediate level. Nonetheless, we will share some tutorials over the next few weeks.


– You can find the patterns as a printed pack or as a PDF pack with the three pieces. The printed pack comes with instructions in french only, make sure you select the language to receive the downloadable instructions in english. –

I hope you’ll love them! Let me know if you have any question.

Photography: Lidiet

Fabric credit: Merchant and Mills


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