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This week we share our interview with amazing BurdaStyle member Feenambulle.

Tell us a little about yourself, Feenambulle.
I am from Bordeaux, a city in the southwest of France, but now I live in Paris. I came here for my job [2 years ago]. I’m a fashion designer’s assistant and I love my job and my life in Paris. Besides sewing I like to see exhibitions and I like taking photos and preparing shoots for my blog. I also enjoy knitting, making jewelry, blogging, traveling.



Tell us about your sewing experience.
I grew up in a creative mood because my mother used to sew. She taught me a little sewing but I really started sewing after my studies in fashion design. I didn’t learn to sew at all in my school and I was frustrated because I couldn’t [create] my projects.

I think sewing forces me to be patient and relax me in a certain way. What’s more I often think when I go shopping that garments are too expensive for what they are and I prefer to sew a garment which is unique in a certain way. My sewing place isn’t very pleasant because I live in a small flat and I have to sew on my kitchen table!!!



What’s your sewing secret weapon?
I don’t have sewing secret weapon. Before going to Paris, I used my mother’s overcast seam machine and I miss it so much! My favorite fabric to sew is jersey, because I can make simpler shapes, it’s a comfortable fabric, and fast to sew for me. By the way, I found a technique to make beautiful jersey [finishes], and I’m fan of it!

Who or what inspires your sewing work?
As I do for my job, I like to find a lot of different inspirations everywhere. I love to pin it on my Pinterest.
I follow trends but I try to make them mine. My direct line is the femininity, comfortable shapes and a touch of bohem and rock!



What is your dream sewing project?
I would love to make a jacket or a coat… I have to say I’m afraid to sew it!

I’m in love with this dress and it’s bohem style and I really have to make this peplum top!



What is the most frustrating thing about sewing?
The most frustrating thing about sewing for me is when the pieces don’t fit well or when I make a mistake… I really don’t like [seam ripping]!

If you were to give a beginner one piece of sewing advice what would it be?
For beginners, I can advise to be patient and to try something very simple at first!

10 Comments

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    Feb 1, 2013, 09.43 PMby missvalentine0601

    Hi, I love your blog! I’m a recent transplant to Paris but its always nice to “meet” other girls who sew! Maybe our paths will cross at marche saint Pierre one day…

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    Jan 26, 2013, 11.20 PMby bety-cupen

    hola Feenambulle muy bonitos tus diseños, yo también diseño como tu tengo mi pequeño taller y realizo mis propios diseños, y casi siempre los vendo sigue adelante suerte.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 01.43 PMby fashionfreek

    Great interview. Nice tops you have made. All the best to you:-D

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    Jan 24, 2013, 07.24 PMby Melody maj

    Great feature, your love of knit fabrics is inspiring & I love-love the tassles on the singlet- will steal this idea, X

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    Jan 24, 2013, 05.44 PMby kisses

    Love the open back tops and how you use the fabrics. Congrats on being interviewed. I have company because like you I also sew on my kitchen counter top because of lack of space

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    Jan 24, 2013, 12.21 PMby ariation

    Lovely tops, I like the fringed vest very much

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    Jan 23, 2013, 12.22 PMby kusum k

    you seem to be very creative!

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    Jan 23, 2013, 04.15 AMby elsa

    Gorgeous clothes and they looks fabulous on you!

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    Jan 23, 2013, 01.01 AMby arisaid

    Lovely tops and look well finished. Where do you buy your fabrics in Paris?

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      Jan 25, 2013, 06.01 PMby Feenambulle

      Thanks for your comment! I buy my fabrics in Paris at “Le marché Saint Pierre” and “Les coupons Saint Pierre” (less expensive)!

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