Along avec Anna


We are in the middle of a very big heat wave in Montreal right now, and the temperature has not been lower than 35 degrees for at least two weeks now.. But because this winter I said I wouldn’t complain of the heat anymore (it was also and exceptionally cold winter!), I’m not allowed to say anything! I am really happy to have the air conditioning at my place however to handle this heat. Lately, I’ve been starting my Autumn wardrobe but for now I’m having difficulties to wear any of my last project because it’s just too hot outside.



Today, I am going to show you a project that I made about two weeks ago, but that I wore only twice because of the weather. It is my second sewing project as a “member of the test team” for the new online french shop L’atelier de Dina. France proposed me to test an Atelier Brunette fabric and because I wasn’t decided yet on which dress patterns to sew for autumn, I went for another blouse.

This fabric is a viscose / rayon fabric, from the new collection Mini Labo x Atelier Brunette, and I didn’t have the chance to test this collection yet. This fabric is quite thin, fluid and breathable. It remind me of another fabric from the brand that I used last year for my Betty dress (you can see the special Halloween post here). I used a special needle for this fabric as it’s very delicate and it wasn’t too hard to sew to be honest.

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I challenged myself with the colour as, I guess you’ve noticed already, I am not normally a big fan of black, but it is important to have some black garnements too in your wardrobe for more versatility. I am really happy with how this fabric turned out on this top, even if it’s too hot for now to wear it!



Regarding the pattern, I chose the blouse ‘10H’ from the french maternity brand ‘Deuxième Arrondissement’. Sadly, I have been even more disappointed by this pattern than by my blouse ‘Midi’ . I am not going to list what I didn’t like about the instructions which are basically the same as my first top ( no size charts, not enough sizes…); I am just going to mention two things I struggled with. The first one is the lower part of the blouse at the front : I had read on blogs before that It looked like it was sewn way too high compare to where it should be. It actually arrives straight in the middle of the breast, which is too high in my opinion regarding the look and comfort. Sadly, my seam allowance where not large enough to sew it lower this time. Is it a mistake or a choice from the designer? The second difficulty I had was with the sleeves. The shoulder line was basically about 4 cm too far down from the norm which I really didn’t like. Again, I had a look at other projects using this pattern and it looks like people had the same issue: mistake on the pattern or choice from the designer?! I really struggled to have a good result and almost completely took the sleeves off to make a sleeveless blouse. I’m not a huge fan of my arms during this pregnancy and because I wanted to wear it during autumn, I had to draw the armholes to have a better fit. What a work! I’m only half content with this project as you can guess, but it’s still very comfortable to wear thanks to this nice fabric.

Hopefully my next projects will go more smoothly!! Have a nice week!



Pattern : Tunique 10H, Deuxième Arrondissement

Size : S/M

Fabric : Atelier Brunette via L’atelier de Dina


  • 9 September 2015

    Jolie réalisation tout de même!! J’ai eu les mêmes déboires l’année dernière avec le patron, la tunique a d’ailleurs fini à la poubelle. (Mais je n’avais pas un si joli tissus:-))

  • 9 September 2015

    Tu t’en es bien sorti malgré les déboires rencontrés. Ta tunique est tout de même très jolie et bien portée et c’est vrai que le tissu a l’air formidable!

  • 9 September 2015

    Malgré ces déboires, elle est très réussie et te va à ravir !

  • 9 September 2015

    Effectivement avec une basque arrivant sous la poitrine cela permettrait de mieux mettre en valeur la poitrine et surtout le joli ventre arrondi qu’on est quand même très fière de mettre en avant quand on est enceinte:-)
    Malgré cela, ta tunique te va très bien.

  • 9 September 2015

    Oui effectivement, ça ne donne pas envie de tester cette marque. Le résultat est quand même mignon 🙂
    Pour info, Megan Nielsen, vient de ressortir une jolie tunique de grossesse en pdf…

  • 10 September 2015

    Comme je comprends ta frustration, surtout quand il s’agit d’un tissu si beau, tu peux te consoler en te disant qu’au moins toi tu ne l’as pas acheté…
    J’en ai fait une robe et c’est vrai qu’il est très agréable sur la peau.
    Allez, ta tunique est tout même très jolie.

  • 20 September 2015

    cette tunique est superbe!!

  • 22 September 2015

    Très beau ce tissu ! Pour le patron, tu sais, c’est Aime comme Marie qui est derrière cette marque aussi… On y retrouve donc tout ce qui fait son “charme”, les approximations, les oublis et autres joyeusetés ! Enfin…

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