• Une commande personnalisée pour une tenue de mariage pour le moins originale. Loin de la traditionnelle longue robe blanche!

    Nous avons ici opté pour un top dos nu cache coeur, dans un satin fluide vert d'eau.

    La jupe à sequins a été fournie par la cliente, qui m'a juste demandé de la raccourcir à mi-cuisses. Par dessus, elle avait imaginé une jupe courte devant et plus longue derrière, telle un voile. Je l'ai cousue dans un satin assez épais pour donner de la tenue aux godets, et retrouver une ondulation similaire à ses idées.

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  • Commande d'une robe sur mesure, pour une soirée spéciale sur le thème Plumes et Soleil. Le tissu du bustier est un satin stretch, et la jupe est en viscose fluide. La demande était un bustier crop top aux épaules nues, et une jupe longue. Le tout devant bien évidemment inclure des plumes.

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  • For Halloween 2023, the Citadelle of Namur had staged a walking show on the location. I was happy to be part of the show as a soldier, to fight in the fencing scenes. I also created the costumes of the soldiers.

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  • The Museum of Ancient Arts of Namur (TreM.a) commissioned this short film about a 13th century reliquary. The film follows the sculpture over time, retracing how it crossed the centuries to reach us miraculously intact.

    I was in charge of creating the silhouettes, mostly based on rental costumes. I also managed the dressing on set, with the assistance of Minna Henry.

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  • Chut, ça commence (Hush, it's starting), is a project by Damien Vachaudez. A series of short films that revisit classics. I have the pleasure of being in charge of the costumes for this 3rd episode on Captain Hook!

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  • The project of Archéologotobus is to visit a part of european music history, through the journey of two time travellers. The play is meant to be presented in the Opérabus, a bus transformed into a theater.

    I created the costumes based on the indications of Mathieu Alexandre, the director. We chose to take on the absurd part, and went for stretchy onesies, one golden and the other silver. The protagonists put on various accessories on top of it, depending of the era they visit, in order to go unnoticed.

    Photos 1 & 2: Jean Marc Deltombe

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  • Costume created for a post-apocalyptic themed party.

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  • For this stage fighting film made by La Tour du Soleil, I conceived 3 woolen musketeer's coats.
    Unlike the historical ones, we didn't want them blue or red, which would have assigned the characters to specific "sides". The audience of these days will easily identify the royal guards wearing Royal blue, or the cardinal's in crimson.
    We decided for a charcoal grey, more neutral. I added a white braid to design the shape of the clothing. The shooting happened in winter, so I picked a rather thick woolen canvas.

    Thanks to Jeremy Bruyninckx for the pictures

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  • At the end of my training in costumes, I realised this costume for the Pirate character from the play Rodomontades. The comedian plays 2 roles during the play, and switches from one tot he other several times.
    The "Thug" character is used as a basis: breeches, shirt and suspenders.
    The transformation into the Pirate is done by adding the frock coat, inside of which are sewn the fronts of the vest, the hat, the sling and the gloves.
    Many thanks to Jeremy who indulged me during the fittings and the presentation, to Sam for the pictures, and to Bertrand for the advices and feedbacks.

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  • Dress from early XXth, created at the end of my training at EFP.

    Based on a Janet Arnold pattern, adapted to the measurements of my model. It is worn on top of a corset and a petticoat. I added some hooked embroideries.

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  • Vest customisation !

    For a special day, about a friend who's a fan of octopuses, I sew an invasive octopus around an old vest of his. The octopus is padded with polyester fleece, and each arm is decorated with suckers designed throug a different fabric.

    Hand sewn entirely.

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  • For this outdoor animation, I woked together with Bertrand. The only request was "Pirates".

    He created and taught us a fighting choreography. Then we gathered our pirate gear and clothes to dress everybody, which was 7 people (fake "Jack Sparrow" already had his costume)

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  • Corset realised during my training at efp.

    Based on a model studied by Janet Arnold in her book "Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620" adapted to a modern male bust, size 48.

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  • Corset realised during my training at efp.

    Based on the model studied by Janet Arnold in her book "Patterns of Fashion 1560-1620" with a few adaptations, we made some adjustments to fit the model.

    Corset made in calicot, with piping around the neckline and armholes.

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  • It's kind of cliché, but the season has inspired me into knitting, or crocheting. Here is a bit of both:

    • Mittens with little owls, a first attempt at circular knitting
    • A fruit crocheted with a "scratchy" thread, to use as a reusable sponge !
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  • Another piece of clothes that I made by picking up the pattern from another one I like.

    I cut this dress in the straight grain, in a fabric mush less elastic than the original dress. When I tried it on, I had to add an extra piece at the waist level, and an invisible zipper to be able tu put it on.

    BONUS: in the leftovers, I tailored me a scrunchie !

    1. Sew together the small edges of a fabric rectangle, right sides together
    2. Sew the long edge while having the rectangle folded inside itself (it is a bit weird, it's shaped like a sausage unfolding on itself) and leave a small hole
    3. Unfold the scrunchie on the right side through the hole
    4. Pass an elastic band in the scrunchie
    5. Sew the elastic band with itself
    6. Close the small hole by hand or stitch very close from the fabric edge
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    BONUS: How to sew a scrunchie

    BONUS: How to sew a scrunchie

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  • I sewed these pants for me, based on the model of one of my favorite pants, and because I had large leftovers of purple linen.

    The top part is made of jersey and the pants hold with an elastic band.

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  • I sewed a lot of masks during the lockdown, and a few more since.

    At first, a required model for an association, and then I developed my own model, according to what I judged more efficient and comfortable.

    Here is a link to the how to for those who want to try and do some at home.

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  • Duellistes et Vieilles Rancunes is a play written and interpreted by Bertrand Daine and Lou Chavanis, picturing two characters that keep fighting each other in many possible ways.

    For the play, I sewed them two cloaks, intentionally opposed:

    • One is reversible, with a satiny polyester lining, and a piping in the collar
    • The other is cheaper, made out of a washed out curtain, mended and shredded
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  • A cover to protect clothes.

    It's one of the first work to do at school, it allows to submit the other clothing inside. There's a zipper on one side, and on the other, a large pocket to hold a file or other notes. The top has an opening for a coat hanger, and, at the bottom, some straps can maintain it folded in 2.

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  • To promote the play "Quatre Guitares pour Zorro", at the Avignon theater festival, we made soldiers jackets. The actors and volunteers wandered all across town looking for the masked fox, wearing them, everyday for a month.

    The parade outfits, as well as the costumes of the play, sometimes suffered from it and I had to mend a few of them there.

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  • I followed a module of sewing lessons at Cadavres Exquis. For the last class, I made this bolero based on an existing one that had to be adapted (several sizes too large). It is reversible, and the similar colours match a different pattern, depending on the exposed side.

    To close it, I crafted some japanese style ties, with fabric ribbons.

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  • I created this dress for a Gatsby the Great immersive show.

    The dress is made of polyester fabric and tulle, with beads embodied by hand for a more Art Deco feeling.

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  • J'ai assisté la création des costumes de la pièce jeune public Jack et le haricot magique de la Vivre en fol Compagnie.

    Je suis principalement intervenue pour 4 personnages, que ce soit pour la collecte des éléments de costumes, la reprise de ceux-ci ou la couture de pièces complètes.

    J'ai aussi participé à la construction du décor: un gigantesque haricot en tissu rembourré, et son harnais de hissage, ainsi qu'un piano a queue factice.

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  • A short overalls, following a pattern, with free adjustments for some pieces of more coloured fabric.

    I added a pattern fabric at some places: one pocket on the front, one on the back, and half a strap on each side, and also the front pocket.

    Buttons are wooden and of different patterns and sizes.

    Front view with the patterned pockets and buttons
    Side view, with coloured buttons and back pocket
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  • I entirely imagined this apron. I wanted something practical and long lasting.

    There are different types and sizes of pockets, a large central one, with, on top, a narrow one, 2 larger, one sealable, and loops for tools. The one on the chest can fit a smartphone.

    The top part is removable (zipper and snap-on buttons), to have a waist apron only.

    The belt is slipped inside a gutter to be replaceable by an actual one if necessary.

    The back of the neck is tied with a knot to be adjusted.

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    Multiple pockets: a large central one, with on top a narrow one, 2 larger, one sealable, and loops for tools
    The top halt-removed, with the zipper and a snap-on button
    Back view with the original fabric belt
    View of the neck, tied with a knot
  • For this laced shirt with jabot, I followed a pattern. It is made of beige cotton.

    I hand crocheted the cord with a silver thread, using the Romanian Cord technique. It was quite a hassle because the thread was not appropriate for crocheting and kept splitting, but the Romanian Cords gives out a nice look and a slightly stretchable cord.

    With this same thread, I added small embroideries to the sleeves to have a matching tone and give a fancier aspect to the shirt.

    Front view of the shirt, with the jabot
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  • I based this on an existing pattern for a woman pirate jacket, and had to patch up the back to match a masculine stature. Very amateur but enough for the comfort.

    I sewed small braids along the sleeves, the pockets, and on the front.

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  • I adapted this dress found in second hand:

    • narrowing the waist
    • opening the back
    • reusing the removed fabric to create a collar closed with a button
    • widening the cleavage
    I also created a mask with patterns similar to the fabric, with glitters and glue, for a themed party.
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  • One of my very first creation after getting my sewing machine. I wanted to make me a top to wear a lace collar that I got on a flea market. I gathered clothes from a second hand store, cut and assembled them, to turn them into this jacket.

    It was real fun for a first experience, because it was full of challenges: zipper, buttonholes, sewing elastic bands, transferring a waistcoat pattern as a baseline, discovering the machine, and dealing with a limited length and shape of fabric ...

    I finally got to wear it for a wedding, with that lace collar !

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    The base materials