Joyful Linen Summer Coat

model walking in a floral linen coat, red pants and white sandals

Linen + vivid floral print = joy! I fell in love with this joyful linen fabric from the first sight. On this print keeps coming every spring-summer season. It has several iterations, with black or pale yellow backgrounds, but this crisp white background is my favourite hands down. The print has a watercolour vibe, […]

Workers trousers a la Zegna

grey pants

For this pair of roomy workers trousers inspired by Erminigildo Zegna SS2023 collection, I used Rundschau pattern construction method. Based on the measurements of pants my son likes, I was able to modify the pattern to create more voluminous trousers. I added purely ornamental seams in the front and oversized rectangular patch pockets in the […]

Windbreaker in New York

Taupe windbreaker in New York City

We went on a family trip to New York City over the Easter holidays. For the occasion, I made a windbreaker for Alexei (14). I drafted the pattern with the help of the Rundschau system (система Мюллера по журналам Ателье). The style was loosely based on several Moncler coats. The materials came from, who […]

Corduroy cargo pants

Black corduroy cargo pants

These were a quick sew black corduroy cargo pants for Alexei. The ones I made last winter wore out. I used the automatic pattern drafting service from, chinos pattern. Made an elastic waist and added cargo side pockets. Nothing extraordinary, but a very good cost per wear ratio. Alexei loves these corduroy cargo pants!

Japanese pattern book shirt

Black corduroy shirt

This project was born out of abundance of narrow whale black corduroy I picked up at the remnants sale in Fabricville. Great fabric, great colour, great value. Does it lead to a great garment? It was my first time using a Japanese pattern book (French edition). The instructions are thorough and easy to follow, from […]

Burda 6440 Urban Safari Dress

Collage with model wearing blue urban safari dress, headscarf, sunglasses and outside Italian cafe

It’s the time for the long-awaited cruise season. It’s the time to explore, stroll the old streets and soak in the sun. This time, however, we (Maya and I) decided to do it virtually, browsing through the photos snapped during our last Italian adventure. Inspired, and preparing for hopeful upcoming travel season, we wanted to […]