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Babies sewing kits

Jan 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Happy new year 2016 !

The end of 2015 was very active for A&A because we wanted to introduce you our last sewing kits for babies !

Nadine has developed, after the summer, Sirli romper, Colin shepherd vest and Marouette bathrobe patterns, the plates and finally the explanations but still had to tweak the presentation as a kit.

Baby romper sewing kit

It is time now to tell you about these three new patterns for baby and child made in A&A patrons

The Sirli romper pattern is available as envelope sewing pattern and as  kit. The romper is slightly puffed on the upper thighs, as a bloomer and has a rounded bib on the front, decorated with 6 buttons. The suspenders are crossed in the back.

An intermediate sewing level is required to sew the romper, the available sizes are: 3-6-9-12 & 18 months.

It is stitched in Corduroy and lined with organic cotton veil (for ecru). You can sew around a nice Lurex (or in the color of your choice) piping.

Romper opens from the bottom thanks to its little snaps band easy to put (and easy for changing baby)!

Sirli romper sewing pattern

The Colin shepherd vest is sewn made of Organic cotton fur, Corduroy lined.

The pattern of the vest is available as sewing envelope pattern, downloadable pattern or as sewing kit. The vest is easy to sew and accessible to beginners. Available sizes are: 3-6-9-12-18 months et 2-3-4-6-8 years. So you're spoiled for choice!

You can add a frog or leave open. The vest will be fully reversible.

Baby vest sewing pattern

The Marouette bathrobe is also simple to sew and make a perfect birth gift.

The bathrobe is available in sewing envelope pattern and as kit. It is available in: 6-12 months, 18-24 months and 3-4 years sizes.

It has to be sewn in organic (or not) cotton sponge with a  finish in the bias tape of your choice. You also have a choice in the finishing of the seam angles: round or square and in adding a tassel on the hood and a hook at the neck.

Baby bathrobe sewing patten

The sewing kits of these three patterns are available on this page. We have decided to offer them in a nice carrying for decorating a child's room, make a sewing storage according to your imagination!

They are achievable by beginners as by the most experienced. The explanations are made with precise step by step diagrams with a clear cutting plan to guide you in achieving. Patterns are designed with sizes complying to the new IFTH French standards.

Feel free to send us your achievements with our new sewing patterns! We will post them on social networks and our blog.

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Romantic Clothing Japanese Couture Book

Feb 19, 2015 12:00:00 AM

couture Romantic Clothing book

In the series of sewing books "Seamstresses Secrets ", here one dedicated to romantic clothes.

these sewing books of this set are translations from japanese books.

You will find 21 sewing models awith their explanations with pictures accompanied, of course, with full size patterns.

Many of today models are presented: tunics, shorts, dresses, skirts, blouses and pants.

This sewing book has many models in eyelet lace (broderie anglaise) which provides a very romantic feel.

The patterns are available in S, M, L and XL sizes, but be careful to properly compare your measurements with those of the book.


Dedicated activity Sewing
Title Romantic clothes
Author Ruriko Yamada
Publisher Les Éditions De Saxe
Release date November 2012
Price 19,50 €

What we liked:

The models presented in this book are relatively simple, and therefore ideal for beginners for sewing. The presentation is original bringing a nice vintage look to the work. There are the basic sewing: Bermuda shorts, blouses, simple dress, a little buttoned blouse, trousers with elasticated waist ... The explanations are in the form of diagrams, step by step, very clearly at the end of the book as we usually find them in Japanese sewing books.

If you want a simple book to start sewing clothes for you, this book will not disappoint.

Another plus:

A community blog dedicated to Japanese fashion presentes all these seamstresses works made from this book:The Japan Couture Addicts. To see all the achievements from the Romantic Clothing book, it's here.


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A stylish app

Aug 14, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When you love to sew, sometimes we also like to dress. With the development of smartphones and associated applications, there are now tools that fits all situations, including help to create the look, but also to sort his things and plan her outfits. We wanted to share with you this find which can be handy for seamstresses.

We have discovered: Stylebook


This app allows you to organize your wardrobe:

  • There simply to shoot each of your room, to remove the background, through the app, to keep only the essentials: clothing. Then store them virtually in your cupboards. It may take time, but can also save later.

In this way, we have a very clear vision of our dressing. We can find parts not worn for ages, decide to give some ... In short, it allows you to make a good sorting!

  • With all the parts, the application can create looks, ie overlaying multiple pieces, either up, down, dress, jacket, bag or shoes to test outfits.

It can be seen visually and rapidly that some clothes are finally together well and then plan on a dedicated calendar each outfit. It is indeed handy to avoid wasting time in the morning, you have just to plan your looks ahead.

  • Some Additional tools such as statistics, let you know how many times you have worn such clothes and "cost-per-wear" ie its depreciation (garment cost / the number of times worn). But also, the number of clothing you have, the top 10 most worn clothing and less worn! There is also the facilitator for suitcase, you choose the outfits that you want and it gives you all the clothes and accessories to be introduced for the holidays!


Stylebook seems very convenient to organize the fashionistas' wardrobe but also for keen on sewing. It helps to know what we wear in our clothes as hand-made and those we rarely put on (if ever!). And thus to have a clearer vision of what we like to wear really, and maybe sew pieces more suited to our usual outfits. Result: more optimization of our hand-sewn dressing! And you, what do you use to organize your "me-made" dressing? The application is available on the appstore currently 3.59 € for men and women.

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FRANGIN Frangine dresses children from 3 months to 16 years

We gladly inform you of this event in Nantes on this brand that we work with regularly:

Anne-Sophie Méheust invites you

on sale FRANGIN Frangine (- 15% over the autumn-winter collection 2013-2014)

Friday, October 4 from 9h to 19h and Saturday, October 5th from 9h to 12h

203 rue Paul Bellamy 44000 Nantes

Do not hesitate to ask around and coming up with your friends

FRANGIN Frangine dresses children from 3 months to 16 years.

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