La parisienne en Été
Hello everyone! I hope that you are doing well, and that you enjoy your holidays if you are lucky enough to have some! I just arrived in Brittany in my family for a few weeks, and it feels great to enjoy some quality time by the sea with my loved ones.
I’m trying to catch up on my blog posts as I’m really late on a lot of them lately and I enjoy each free minute that I have to do it (meaning when my mum is taking care of Alice!). I’m writing to you today to show you my version of the pattern “La parisienne en été” from Louis Antoinette Paris, in collaboration with Solène from the blog On Sunday Mornings.
Floriane (From Louis Antoinette) contacted me in May to ask me if I wanted to sew this pattern, as Solène wanted to see my version. I was very touched and as I liked very much the pattern, I said yes. I could picture it straight away in a mix of chambray fabric and eyelet. It’s crazy how associations can be made in my head very quickly sometimes!
I used a chambray fabric that I bought about two years ago on Fabric.com (it’s from Robert Kaufman) when I was crazy about chambray! I had only a meter, which was perfect for a skirt. For the top, I used a eyelet fabric that I ordered in the spring at the online shop Pretty Mercerie. I wasn’t sure what I would do with it, but the association with the chambray was so good in my head that I gave it a go for this pattern. This fabric has actually three eyelet patterns, which means that you need to be very careful about matching fabric! Have you seen how it’s done well on this hop (I’m quite proud of myself on this one!).
Let’s talk about the pattern now! It originally was a dress from Louis-Antoinette called ‘La Parisienne’ that Solène transformed into a two piece pattern (she won the contest organized by the brand for the originality of her design). My version is not a test as the final version of the pattern was already ready to be printed, but I received a temporary printed pattern. I had the choice between two tops : with curved back pieces, and a small opening at the back, or a larger one. I choose the second version for this one. The top is fully lined, and finishes are just perfect thanks to that. I really like the crop top effect as well that works perfectly with a pair of high waist jeans or shorts.
Regarding the skirt, I had a lot of trouble to understand where the pleats had to go and what type of pleats they were. Thankfully, Solene explained to me how it was supposed to be and it was much easier. I recommend you to have a proper look at different versions if the explanations are not clear enough. I really like the result but I think that the skirt would be better in a more fluid fabric.
I don’t know what are your thoughts on this one, but I really like this pattern. What I like the most is the fact that you have already a skirt that goes with your top in your wardrobe! No need to look for ages at what you have to go with them, it’s already there ready to be worn!
Have you tried it yet? Have a nice week!
Pattern : La parisienne en été, Louis Antoinette Paris
Fabric : Chambray Robert Kaufman – Broderie anglaise Pretty Mercerie
Size : 36