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Lena, the new sewing pattern, a duo for Kids & Mum 0

Summertime is here and it's time to prepare your future dress ! Our last sewing pattern is trendy and easy to sew. The sewing pattern is proposed for kids and mother as well. You can sew a extra long dress or a top ; both are feminine and really comfortable for the upcoming summer. The dress or blouse is easy to sew 


You can get the sewing patterns for kids, for mum or buy both in a duo sewing pattern for a special price. 
Sizing is from 3 up to12 for children, from 34 up to 46 for women (French sizing).

 

If you want to buy some fabrics in order to sew this style, you can check out the Ikatee's French website. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find the Lena sewing pattern for Kids and Mum here.

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We survived #thebeastfromtheeast and it was a blast! 0

Last week, we were in London for the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show. It seems like a long time ago already. Actually, it was more like the Spring Kitting and Stitching Snow. Even in the Alps, we didn't see so much snow, and we expected Scrooge's Ghost from the winters past to visit us every night.

It was a blast!

We really enjoyed this show and we'd like to thank all visitors who fought the wind and the snow to come to Olympia London and visited our booth.

In case you didn't see it or couldn't make it, it looked like this :

Cute, no?

"Cute" was one of the two words we heard during the show, with "gorgeous". Thanks for all these kind words. We really appreciated all your comments and the time you took to discover the paper children sewing patterns we brought with us.

New resellers

Talking about paper sewing patterns, the show was also the occasion to meet haberdashery shops. We're happy to announce that some of our sewing patterns will be available at Guthrie & Ghani, Higgs & Higgs and Sewalicious. It is one way to fight the costs of delivering paper sewing patterns to UK. More shops will probably be coming in the next months, and you can find them on our reseller page.

It is no surprise that the two that were present at the show (Guthrie & Ghani and H&H ) were offering the kind of fabrics we usually offer on our french web site, like double gauze, triple gauze, striped jersey or Atelier Brunette fabrics.

Other pattern designers

Coming from France, it was nice to discover pattern designers, some we'd never heard about, some we were already in touch with, but had never met.

First of all, a great great thanks to Tilly from Tilly and the Buttons. We were in touch before, through Instagram, and she's the one who told us about this show and "invited" us to come. My husband jumped with 2 feet at the occasion and subscribed before I was able to say no. 

 

She was great enough to share a picture of our stand on her Instagram story for that event. We really appreciate and send back buckets of gratitude. 

I also visited stands from the Maker's Atelier, the Avid Seamstress and Sew La Di Da Vintage and even bought a few sewing patterns. I even bought some fabrics, to make sure I'd be really forced to take the time to sew them.

Their welcome was great, and we'll make sure to return it if you come to a show in France where we can meet. 

Our neighbours were great too, especially Erica from Debonnaire, with whom we had plenty of time to discuss, especially on Thursday and Friday…

 

Yes, we survived the Knitting and Stitching Snow, and we're ready to come back. Thanks all!

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We're coming to London 0

Looking for more adventures and eager to show all our children sewing patterns, I've taken my husband by the hand and registered for a booth at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show in Olympia Hall.

The show is from 1st of march until sunday 4th.
We will will be in Booth D88.

We're coming with all our paper sewing patterns. That means the 12 that have already been published, but many more that we are now putting in packages as I speak. And we'll also be there wih finished products (not for sale!) to show you, give advice, provide solutions and have fun enjoying stitching.

Yes, if you live in Australia, United States or Japan, you will have to take a plane to come meet us… But it's worth it ;-) Seriously, we're taking baby steps to be closer to our english-speaking customers. But you know how big a first step is for a baby.

We received 7 complimentary tickets that we're happy to offer to all residents of Ye Olde England. these tickets are valid for thursday, friday and sunday, but not saturday :-( .

To participate, please go to this facebook post before Friday evening, we will reach out to the winners and send them by postal mail.

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New clothes seen on Instagram 0

I often receive new pictures of ikatee sewing patterns transformed into clothes on my @ikateecouture account on Instagram. Here are the latest I republished : 

 

grand'ourse sewing pattern

Grand'Ourse made by @annevelghe. Just so cute 😍

 

Elona sewing pattern

A superb Elona by Emmanuelle @23ruedesroses.

Elona sewing pattern

Isa from  @labo_isa and her daughter are also both wearing an Elona sewing pattern.

Jasmin sweat shirt sewing pattern

A cute Jasmin sweat-shirt made by Julie @joliesbobines (not yet available in English, but don't lose faith 😁)

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More very nice clothes sewed by… 0

It's a never-ending pleasure to find Ikatee sewing patterns on blogs or instagram pages. Here are the latest I found :

Monica's Ma Me Mi Mo Marieke interpretation

Marieke sewing pattern by Ma Me Mi Mo

And she didn't stop there! The baby sister had her own Volantis too… I really like the contrasting colors and it's a great idea.

https://www.mamemimo.com/2017/06/22/30-days-of-sundresses-2017/

In a different country, but also with a flower, Grand'Ourse has apparently found a happy new home in the Netherlands with Van Jansen's version.

Unfortunately, it's a language I don't understand at all… Sad face. But the rabbit version seems to be the preferred one, no ?

http://vanjansen.blogspot.pt/2017/06/babyliefde.html

And finally, I found this Camelia Blouse from Zwirnguin. By a great coincidence, the fabric she used is almost an ikat, at least in the graphic pattern ;-)

http://www.zwirnguin.de/indien-meets-frankreich-und-deutschland/

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