About the author
Amélie Morin-Fontaine started sewing over 10 years ago and has never stopped since. She has written a blog on sewing since 2008 (mydaruma.wordpress.com). Having worked as a library curator for 12 years, she has now co-founded an e-book project in France, www.citronours.fr, and her e-book Bien Débuter en Couture (“Sewing for Beginners”) was released in August 2013. Born in France, she lived in the US and Canada as a child, and in the UK during her studies, but then returned to Lyon, France. Recently, she and her husband and daughter relocated to Martinique. The author is based in Martinique.
With these 35 stunning projects for homeware and clothes, you can capture the beauty of French design. Each chapter looks at a different style: Les châteaux de la Loire, with toile de Jouy and textured fabrics; A la campagne, inspired by effortless rural chic; La belle Provence, in a brighter color palette; Au bord de la mer, with Breton stripes and vibrant Basque fabrics; and Paris, je t’aime, using solid colors and graphic prints. Discover how to make practical items, decorative pieces, and simple garments; from pillow covers and table linen to fabric pinwheels and lavender bags, from drapes and bedding to an apron and A-line skirt, there is something for every sewer here. With advice on using French style in the home, and a section on sewing techniques, even beginners can try their hand at making these gorgeous, French-inspired pieces.