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Zoom in: the Faura top & dress pattern
INSPIRATION

I designed the  faura top & dress pattern as an easy to make sewing project, perfect to get back gently into sewing planning after the holidays. It had to be a pattern with simple lines but with some interesting details as well.

Faura has a princess cut bodice (easy to adjust), small ties to cinch the waist, a flared hem, a keyhole closure at the back and two different versions: short sleeves top or sleeveless dress with pocket. This is such a versatile piece!

 

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PAULINE ALICE AND YOU

Wow, there’s already some Fauras showing up on Instagram! Thanks so much for the warm welcome to the new  FAURA pattern.

If you need some inspiration for your Faura, check out the awesome versions of our testers and reviewers as well as some of the very first makes of our lovely customers! Colorblock, floral, prints, stripes… so many options! As for fabric, you can choose from so many: cotton, rayon, crepe…

 

@ym.sewssur un fil, @sewmanju@aiguille.coupon.ciseaux,  @angelabisoux, @annouchk,  @coudre_suffit, @plage_sud, @melanieloule@aiguillezmoi, @lespetitescouturesdenathoumei@joliesbobines.

So which one is your favourite? Thanks for sharing your beautiful makes with the hashtags #FauraTopDress and  #paulinealicepatterns, I love seeing what you’ve been up to!
12 September, 2017 5 comments
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New pattern: Faura top and dress

It’s September! Back to school and to the office!

I hope you had a great summer and that you’re full of energy to start new sewing projects. We’ve been very studious at Pauline Alice HQ, working all summer on new patterns for Fall/Winter…

After releasing the Mirambell skirt and Lliria dress this summer, I wanted something easy and fast to make to start September nicely.

So let me introduce the Faura top and dress pattern!

The Faura pattern has front and back princess seams for a fitted bust and then flares just below. Cinched at the waist with D-rings details, it closes in the back with an eye and hook. View A is a blouse with hip length and short sleeves, while view B is a short sleeveless dress with a central pocket.

Perfect for a beginner, it’s easy and fast to make: in a few hours you’ll have a pretty blouse or dress.

This basic pattern, with its sixties details, will look ideal with denims or a casual jacket for an easy-going look perfect to ease back into September.

The Faura blouse and dress pattern is available as a PDF pattern here, with print-at-home and copyshop printing options. Once your order is complete, you’ll find it in your personal account for illimited downloads and it will also be sent to your email (remember to check your spams!).

For fabric, you have a very wide choice. We recommend light to medium weight fabrics such as cotton, linen, rayon, chambray, crepe or even a light wool for the start of winter… We’ve used a striped cotton for view A and a soft chambray for view B, both from the Valencia shop Bye Bye Manoni.

I’m looking forward to see what you have in mind for the Faura pattern! Don’t forget to share your projects with the hashtags #paulinealicepatterns and #FauraTopDress.

6 September, 2017 2 comments
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Fabrics inspiration for Mirambell

In the same way as the post about fabrics inspiration for Lliria, I introduce you some fabrics inspiration for your Mirambell skirt. The Mirambell skirt is a high waisted pleated skirt with shaped pockets. The recommended fabrics are lightweight woven fabric such as cotton, linen, rayon, silk, crepe, light gabardine or wool, chambray, …

CLASSIC

1/ Unbleached linen from Cousette.

2/ Deep blue chambray from Amandine Cha.

3/ Grey herringbone cotton from Tissustory.

GRAPHIC

1/ Exotic printed viscose from Henry Henriette.

2/ Viscose Moonstone from Atelier Brunette.

3/ Poplin pink panther from Anna Ka bazaar.

DENIM

1/ Striped Tencel Madison from Cousette.

2/ Denim Etendard from Amandine Cha.

3/ Denim chambray from Amandine Cha.

So, I hope these inspirations give you some ideas for your Mirambell skirt. I will show you my fall version very soon!

 

 

1 September, 2017 0 comment
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Fabrics inspiration for Lliria

Summer is almost finished but I felt like making it longer just a little bit more. Here are some fabrics inspiration for your Lliria dress: clean, graphic or floral. Lliria is a semi-fitted wrap dress. It has bust darts and soft gathers around the waistband and close with an asymmetrical button closure. This is such an elegant yet easy-going dress. The recommended fabrics are lightweigh such as cotton lawn, rayon, crepe, linen or silk.

MONOCHROMATIC

1/ Opaline jacquard rayon from cousette.

2/ Cotton grey from cousette.

3/  Royal blue rayon from Rascol

FLORAL

1/  See You at Six rayon – Herbs – from Rascol.

2/ Red viscose with flowers from Tissu Story.

3/ Black rayon with flowers from Atelier de la Création.

STRIPED

1/ Striped linen from Atelier de la Création.

2/ Yellow/white stripes from Cousette.

3/ Cotton with with and blue stripes  from Rascol.

I hope these inspirations will give you plenty of ideas to sew your Lliria dress. Which one is your favourite? I think mine is going to be with stripes! 🙂

1 September, 2017 0 comment
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July at Pauline Alice

I hope summer is treating you well! No holidays for us at the studio… Between the last patterns release and preparing the fall collection, we’re busy busy!

 

Behind the scenes

The summer patterns

As you might have noticed, we had a new model for our summer patterns. Being pregnant, I wasn’t able to fit into the samples anymore so we asked Bea, who owns the lovely fabric shop/sewing studio Bye Bye Manoni in Valencia, to get in front of the camera. And she looks stunning! Here’s some pictures of our photoshoot, we had a great time shooting the Mirambell skirt and Lliria dress patterns!

Thanks so much for the lovely welcome you did to our new patterns! We were very excited to release them and it’s always a pleasure (and a relief) to read your positive reactions.

You can find the Mirambell skirt and Lliria dress in both PDF and printed versions on the shop.

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The Lliria dress video tutorial

We’ve made a special video tutorial for all of you who need a little extra help to sew the Lliria dress pattern. You’ll find a step-by-step tutorial with extra tips on fabric choice and finishing touches. You’ll find the video on the blog and on our Youtube channel.

 

Pauline Alice and You

The first testers’ versions of the Mirambell skirt and Lliria dress are published! If you need inspiration before making your own, check the lovely versions of Céline, Marie, Sonia, Marie and Beth. I can’t wait to see more finished versions!

 

Last minute note…

The studio stays open all summer so we’ll continue to ship your orders as always. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at info@paulinealicepatterns.com or leave a comment.

 

Have a great summer break!

 

 

2 August, 2017 0 comment
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THE NEW SUMMER PATTERNS ARE HERE!

For this new pattern collection, I wanted to go back to the beginning. The style of the Pauline Alice patterns has been changing since they first came out, the main reason being that I design patterns according to what I feel like wearing at the moment, but I’d like to think that they have the same references. And for this summer, feminity is back, with the same care about details and designs inspired by the past but still completely actual.

 

I’m very happy to present you the Mirambell Skirt and the Lliria Dress!

The Mirambell Skirt

You´ll find the Mirambell skirt pattern here in both printed and PDF versions.

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The Lliria Dress

You’ll find the Lliria Dress pattern here in both printed and PDF versions.

I will come back to you with more details on both patterns in a short while…

 

 

25 July, 2017 0 comment
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June at Pauline Alice …

…with a slight delay…

June was a busy month with a lot of things to do before the new patterns issu. This is coming out shortly. We were working on tiny surprises which we will be sharing  throughout the month of July and which will accompany the new collection. We look forward to show you all this good news! Meanwhile, I hope that you enjoy the last newsletter and have a great summer!

 

Behind the scene

Rosari Skirt by Guthrie and Ghani
Lauren, the owner of Birmingham-based haberdashery Guthrie & Ghani and finalist of the first Great British sewing bee”, has made an amazing video with useful tips for the Rosari skirt pattern. You will find in her post how to adjust the skirt length, tips on placement of the buttons and buttonholes and some styling tips to wear your Rosari skirt all year round. 
And if you’re looking for a nice sewing kirt with everything you’ll need to sew your Rosari skirt (pattern, denim fabric, thread, buttons…), check Lauren’s own kit!
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Pauline Alice woven label
Our woven label are here! You will find one in each printed pattern copy and will be able to sew it on your Pauline Alice sewing project made by you”.
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Pauline Alice and you…

We are so glad to see your beautiful sewing projects. Here are our favorites for June. Thanks for all the pretty pictures of the Pauline Alice sewing patterns! In pics, the military Tello Jacket by Anne (Un Chas Un Chas) and the Tello Jacket made in a beautiful striped seersucker by Mon Petit Bazar. The Rosari skirt by Lauren, the Botanic trousers posted by Tissustory, the grafic version of the Aldaia Dress made by rou2_an1_made and a Port short realized by Perrine ( Auguste et Septembre). 

 You can share your sewing projects with the hashtag #paulinealicepatterns on social media or on the blog paulinealice and you.
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This month inspiration

We are in love with the handmade ceramics of Cocó Fernandez. This young artist is inspired by nature and botanic and she traces lines and forms on these little objects in the way of Henri Matisse. You can find her artwork on her website.

10 July, 2017 0 comment
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Hello everyone,

Lauren, the owner of Birmingham-based haberdashery Guthrie & Ghani and finalist of the first “Great British sewing bee”, has made an amazing video with useful tips for the Rosari skirt pattern. I thought it would be a great idea to share it here as it can definitely be really useful.

Here are the main tips:

  • how to adjust the skirt length
  • how to topstitch and adjust the thread tension
  • tips on placement of the buttons and buttonholes
  • some styling tips to wear your Rosari skirt all year round

And if you’re looking for a nice sewing kirt with everything you’ll need to sew your Rosari skirt (pattern, denim fabric, thread, buttons…), check Lauren’s own kit!

 

3 July, 2017 0 comment
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Pregnancy in Pauline Alice patterns

Today I’m writing a special post: how to adapt your Pauline Alice patterns when you’re expecting!

You may have noticed (or not) that I’m expecting a baby for Fall (thanks to everyone who congratulated me!). My closet is quite limited right now as most of my clothes are fitted and high waisted, so I need new outfits more adapted to my growing belly. I thought it would be nice to show you how to adapt non-maternity patterns quite easily with pretty illustrations and diagrams:

 

CAMI DRESS

This is a very easy modification: you just have to shorten the front and back bodice pieces of the Cami dress pattern.

I would then remove the back darts and replace the front ones by gathers. To make the dress easier to put on, I would remove the side zipper and cut the front skirt piece in half and continue the bodice buttonband on the skirt. As the waistline is now under the bust, I would remove the pockets but they can also be lowered if you wish to keep them.

 

CARME BLOUSE & PORT SHORT

In the Carme blouse Sew-along (see it here on youtube), I had already shown how to make a maternity version.

You just need to add fabric on the bodice centre front that will later be gathered and stitched to the front yoke as the original version.

 

The Port short is a model that will ask for a more complex modification.

You’ll need to add a jersey waistband to the short. You need to redraw the front pieces (front and pockets). Draw a curve from the side to the center front (the seat is shortened by about 15 cm – this measure will vary depending on your belly, make sure to make a toile before). You won’t need the zipper fly pieces as the shorts will be pulled on, fly will only be decorative. Place the pockets (view A or B) over the new front piece and draw the curve on the pockets as well.

For the jersey waistband, we’ll cut two front and two back waistbands (size is to be adapted to your belly). The bottom edge should measure the same as the short’s new waistline with the cruve. Stitch the front and back waistbands at the sides and then both waistbands together at the top edge. Turn with the right sides out and stitch a line about 2 cm below the top edge to created a channel and insert an elastic. Stitch the waistband to the short. You can now pull the short on and the jersey waistband will be very confortable all the way through pregnancy.

 

MALVAROSA DRESS

No need to change anything on the Malvarosa dress as it’s loose shape makes it perfect for maternity.

 

ELIANA DRESS

That’s the first dress I thought of hacking : if you move the elastic waistband up, you’ll have the perfect maternity dress, from the first to the third trimester.

You need to shorten the Eliana dress bodice front and back pieces, without removing the 3 cm seam allowances at the waist. For the skirt, no need to change the waist but you might want to lengthen it a little bit. As the waistline is now under the bust, I would remove the pockets but they can also be lowered if you wish to keep them.

 

REINA SHIRT / DRESS

No modification needed for the Reina shirt thanks to the loose shape and gathers around the bust. But I want to lengthen it and try to make a dress out of it.

 

XEREA DRESS

By replacing the fold on view B of the Xerea dress by soft gathers, you’ll get a pretty maternity dress that you’ll also be able to wear after baby’s arrival.

 

DENIA BLOUSE & ROSARI SKIRT

The Denia blouse pattern doesn’t need any change. It will be perfect for summer temperatures.

Just as the Port short, the Rosari skirt will need a jersey waistband to be worn as a maternity skirt.

Check out the Port modifications above. You don’t need to make the buttonholes, as the skirt won’t be opened, you can stitch the buttons directly over the buttonbands. Pockets will nedd to be lowered slightly.

 

ALDAIA DRESS

The Aldaia dress is designed for jersey fabrics, perfect when your belly is getting rounder every day.

I would shorten the bodice pieces (all three views are compatibles) under the bust and remove the back darts. For the skirt, I recommand using view B, without seams, and lengthen the skirt at the waist. Make sure you choose a fabric with enough stretch ad why not add some soft gathers on the front around the waist?

 

This is my Pauline Alice maternity wardrobe! I don’t know if I’ll have the time to test all the variations but this is definitely my summer sewing plan. I’m about to start the Cami dress in white cotton, I’ll let you know how that works out.

What about you? What’s your favourite maternity pattern? Which of these do you like the most?

7 June, 2017 7 comments
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May at Pauline Alice

May has gone by so fast! We’ve been busy secretly preparing summer patterns but now it’s time to show you some behind-the-scene pictures. Ready? Here’s what we’ve been working one during the last weeks:

Summer patterns

Summer 2017 moodboard

Pattern testing

As soon as we released the Spring patterns, we’ve started working on the Summer patterns. I won’t go into details about the designs as I like to keep it secret until release date, but I can tell you that the style is different from the last collection, I’ve gone back to the retro inspiration of the first patterns.  I can’t wait to show you!

But you’ll have to be patient as patterns are being tested right now and will then go to print before being released in July.

 

Workshop at Un Chat sur un Fil

How cute are those biscuit?

The first week end of May, I was invited to give a sewing class at french haberdashery Un Chat sur un Fil. It was a great opportunity to meet seamstresses and have their feedback on the patterns. We had a great afternoon sewing the Port trousers and Denia blouse.

 

Mother’s day

Last Sunday was Mother’s day in France. To celebrate, I organised a special 20% discount on the patterns and I’m beyong grateful for all the orders we received during the week end! I don’t know if those patterns were for you or a gift but I’m looking forward to see all of them made up.

 

That’s it for May but stay tuned as there will be a special post next week…

29 May, 2017 0 comment
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Zoom in: the Denia blouse

And last but not least, I’m really excited to introduce the lovely Denia blouse!

Denia is the easiest of the new patterns: this would be an excellent project for a beginner seamstress. It features a round collar, short cuffed sleeves and buttons in the back. The wide panels can be tied in a knot or left loose. It’s available as a PDF pattern in English, French and Spanish.

For fabric, we recommend light to medium weight such as cotton poplin, batiste, linen, viscose, chambray… Use stripes or color block to highlight the original seams.

Depending on the fabric you choose, Denia can be either casual (think cotton or linen) or more dressed-up (viscose, silk).

I was also inspired by my Japan trip for the Denia blouse: I wanted something stylish but with a very classic line at the same time. The volume is key for this pattern: loose-fitted, the ties help shape the blouse the way you want to.

Stripes were obvious to me as soon as I started working on the pattern: it would be so great to play with horizontal and vertical stripes for the many pieces. I used a cotton fabric with lurex stripes from Un chat sur un fil for the presentation pictures.

I also made a very light viscose Denia (fabric from Henry et Henriette) with contrasting bias piping and a small chest pocket. And I can’t stop thinking about a color block Denia for summer…

This will be the perfect top for summer as it’s loose-fitted and will look stylish with everything. How about you pair it with the Botanic trousers, the Rosari skirt or the Port shorts?

Find the Denia blouse PDF pattern here!

7 April, 2017 0 comment
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Zoom in: the Botanic Trousers

A new trousers pattern for Spring, hooray! Meet the Botanic trousers, your perfect companion for the warmer months. This pair of wide-legged, high-waisted trousers are so comfortable you’ll want to live in them every day (I know I do!).

When I started designing the Botanic pattern at the end of 2016, culottes were seen in editorials or high-fashion magazines but not so much on the street. But this season, they’ve started to pop up everywhere! I certainly don’t mind as I love this style.

Botanic trousers are very flattering and create an elongated silhouette thanks to the cropped-length. They are designed for an average height of 5 ft 5 (1m65) and the hem should hit between mid-calf and just above the ankle.

The waistband sits at the natural waist and the front waistband is flat with two folds on each side for a smooth and clean line.  Pockets are hidden in the side seams. But the best feature is the elastic back waistband: not only is it comfortable but it allows for a fitted waist without the need of any closure. The belt loops allow you to add the self-fabric removable belt or a belt of your choice.

Choosing the right fabric for the Botanic trousers is very important: drape is the key word! I recommend going for a light to medium weight fabric with a lot of drape such as crepe, viscose, linen, light wool, silk… You also need a piece of interfacing for the waistband.

For the presentation version, I’ve used a beautiful viscose fabric in black. It is really soft, comfortable, light and with a great drape.


A few days ago, I showed you several Tello jackets on my instagram story. It was a great way to show the possibilities of this model in other fabrics and colours. In the same way, I was thinking of sharing with you the Botanic’s versions I made while testing the pattern.

Mid saison Botanic – 

This is a test version I have worn all winter. The fabric I’ve chosen is a  checked wool blend purchased in a beautiful haberdashery situated in Valencia, Bye Bye Manoni. This fabric is a perfect fit for these trousers. It looks great with sneakers for a casual week end outfit or like this, with boots and a shirt for work.

Spring Botanic –

I was thinking that a light printed cotton fabric with ethnic influence would be a nice idea for a Botanic spring version.  This viscose is from Henry Henriette but does not exist anymore… However,  you can find more printed viscose in their online shop.

I think I’ll be wearing this one during all summer, it’s so light and breezy!

 

So, which one is your favourite version?

4 April, 2017 0 comment
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