Friday, 14 December 2012

I'm featured!

Wow, I can't believe my finished Robe Sureau got featured on the paunnet blog! Anna, who has a really amazing blog about her sewing escapades and reviews has chosen me as one of four non-French speaking participants of the Deer and Doe Robe Sureau sewalong whose dresses are showcased on her blog. (The four best French participants' Sureaus are featured on Eleonore's blog)
I love Anna's blog, her creations are so beautiful and always look impeccable and so chic. She is a "proper seamstress" in my eyes so for her to think my dress is even ok is something  I'd be over the moon about let alone good enough to put on her blog for hundreds of her readers to see.

Anyway, you can read the post here and see who else she picked to feature.

I've really enjoyed taking part in the sewalong; it's given me more confidence in dressmaking, I've learned new skills and techniques but you know the best part? It feels really nice to be part of a sewing community, even online. I don't really know anyone in real life who sews much and even the girls in my sewing class, although absolutely lovely, are not really what I would call friends (ie we don't socialise together outside of the class or discuss anything much other than what we're working on for the class...). But I really feel like I've made some new bloggy friends through the sewalong - there has been much encouragement and merriment along the way and I've discovered a whole load of new blogs to get addicted to! So thank you to Anna and Eleonore for this wonderful idea and thanks to one and all who participated - it's been emotional.


  1. Congrats on being featured! The dress looks great!

  2. Yay! Your frock is RAD and so deserves being featured! xx

    1. Right back atcha (as our American friends would say)!

  3. So pretty! Definitely one of my favourite versions of Sureau that I've seen.

  4. Thanks Tilly! I've been admiring your creations as well - you're definitely another proper seamstress too!

  5. so so lovely! I've been trying to resist this pattern for an age, but this version has definitely tipped me over the edge. Also the news that it's soon to be available in English (my GSCE French isn't up to scratch on sewing terminology!) ;)

  6. Thanks Shivani, you definitely should make it, it's a great pattern, so straightforward even in French! I only did up to GCSE too but it was easy to follow and the words I didn't understand, I looked up in google translate!

  7. Dress looks awesome!!! :) Love it a lot.

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  8. Congrats on being featured. That's a great accomplishment :)

  9. Hi Sab - just thought I'd let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster blog award:


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