About

Hello !

I’m The (teeny) Tiny Tailoress, welcome to my blog ! I’m a french girl living in Paris, working by day and sewing on my free time !
I love sewing, and I love feeling good and pretty in my clothes, but since it’s hard for me to find the right size in store and I’m also a quite determined person, I decided on trying to sew myself my dream wardrobe. 🙂

If you’d like to know more, you can read here the questions I answered for a Liebster award.

Coucou, c’est moi la (toute) petite tailleuse, connue aussi sous le nom de Topaze sur certaines communautés. Parisienne active, je me suis redécouvert il y a peu mon amour de jeunesse : la couture ! Comme j’ai du mal à trouver des vêtements à ma taille et qu’en plus je suis assez déterminée dans mes goûts, je me suis dit qu’après tout, je n’avais qu’à coudre moi-même la garde-robe de mes rêves ! 🙂

Si vous êtes curieux, vous pouvez aussi lire ici les quelques questions aux quelles j’ai répondu pour un liebster award.

 

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3 thoughts on “About

  1. What a lovely blog. Do you mind me asking a few questions? Just curious if you use American patterns or if you are smaller(!) then what size they offer? What areas are the hardest to fit for you? I have a narrow chest and small bust so the bodice is always a problem. Have you done a narrow chest adjustment ? And if you do work with ready made patterns do you have a favorite. Would love to know how you petite your patterns.
    Thank you!

    • Hello Jilly ! Thanks for visiting my blog, I’m happy you enjoyed it.
      I haven’t worked with many ready made patterns yet, but I’ve made garments from Papercut patterns (Nz) Deer and Doe (Fr) and Vogue. For each I was one size down from their smallest size XXS, 34, 6. I did a bit of a messy job with the vogue pattern alteration but with Papercut Patterns’ Bellatrix jacket and Deer and Doe’s Plantain Top, I did the same thing : grading down one size on paper, and then I alter more once I’ve cut and basted the pieces. Usually it’s the bust lenght and sleeves that need a more work, they’re a minimum of 2 inches too long. I NEVER sew before basting and trying on first. The hardest part is the armholes when I sew fitted tops. It takes me a looooong time to get the right fit but it is so worth in the end. I don’t know if this will help you ? How do you do it ?

      • Wow you are tiny. I can do a 6/8. But I do a test In A similar fabric first. Test test test. Trying to figure out a narrow chest adjustment. Might be easier to just draft my own! I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

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