Who Am I ?
I was born in 1944 in Marseille and live in
Saint Cyr sur mer, small provencal village located between Marseilles and Toulon.
Married, I got two daughters and three grand-children
My first step in to the sew-art was the realisation of dresses.
The standard patterns bought don’t suit to Every case : it was necessary to recur, fit together several pieces of model patterns.
Do you remember, my dear girls?
After some years of creative “compositions”. I have discovered that sewing, and above all, creating model dresses was beginning a true passion. So, I decided to study more in a private school (Institut International de Coupe et Couture at Marseille), and learn to create my own model dresses according to the excited imagination of my two girls.
These things done, I learnt to cut suits for my husband. A not easy Job because being “tailor for men” is a very meticulous profession.
At the end of this apprenticeship, I was offered by the headmistress the Job of professor in my own school.
My schoolgirls needing a variety of studying supports, I was conducted
to develop my method of model patterns and published several books on the subject.
Since some years, as member of a very imaginative folkloric provencal association, I contribute to realise traditional and olden days dresses and suits.
Fashion shows and parades are very regularly organised. I found out with this association the technic called “boutis” as well as a remarquable treasure : the woman friend’s attic where are collected dresses coming from olden days (XVIII and XIXe C.)
As a contribution of these shows, I could reproduce, at the very same, dresses often badly worn.
I made small dress-stands and the dresses to suit them according to the scale.
My near kith and kin, thought that it would he a pity to hide all that I have discovered and I decided to open this web-site in order to share with you such a passion.