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

Hello, my name is Angelique, I [have] lived in Paris for 5 years and I am a nurse. I love going to the movies, but I [have] little time at the moment.

Tell us a little about your sewing experience
I customized my clothes when I was in high school but I really started sewing in January 2011, I started a small bag and then I started to buy burda style magazines to learn well and to [challenge myself]…I have found that sewing, it calms me, I’m in my own little world. I really like [it]! What I like is when the fabric takes shape and becomes a garment … And it’s really nice to sew [my own] wardrobe …

I listen to music while sewing, usually French varieties! I sew in my room, I have my sewing machine and serger on my desk! Depending on my motivation and how I work, I can sew at all times of the day!

How long have you been a member of BurdaStyle?
I registered on BurdaStyle a year ago. My username came naturally. People have called me Gigi since I was little, and the nickname followed me to Paris and soon transformed into Gigette by my friends!
What I like about BurdaStyle is to see all the projects, see multiple versions of a [pattern] and [reference] the “resources” posted. I’m usually on 2-3 times a day, when I’m not working and sometimes when I’m working!!

What’s your sewing secret weapon?
At the risk of disappointing I have no secret weapon! I love my piping projects, [the piping] underscores the seams and it gives a style that I love.

What or who inspires your sewing projects
I do not really have an icon. I admire when finishes are perfect, I would like to improve my technical skills. I love sewing challenges … For inspiration I browse a lot Pinterest, the clothes in shops, and patterns I have.

What is your dream sewing project?
A dream project for now is a trench for my lover but… it makes me a little scared!

What is the most frustrating thing about sewing for you and what advice would you give a beginner?
The most frustrating thing is to block on a technical and not do it! … The advice I give is that you need to make things simple and once you are comfortable… and take your time.


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    Jan 21, 2013, 08.54 PMby shazzie

    Effective simplicity, creating an effortless style. I love your colour choices too.

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    Jan 13, 2013, 08.06 AMby bhs

    congratulations! you have a great creations!

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    Jan 12, 2013, 02.38 AMby Katerina Petrova

    Really nice outfits you make! You are a very beautifull woman and true artist!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 10.47 PMby MaycieAfterFive

    Enjoyed reading this. Love all of your creations!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 10.00 PMby mokosha

    sooo great to see you as a featured member.. i love your projects and your blog, and it was great to read a bit more about you :)

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    Jan 9, 2013, 06.38 PMby GINETTA

    Vive Gigette !!! Tu assures !

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    Jan 9, 2013, 03.26 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    Wow…sewing for guys…I think I’ll do that when I have a serious man in my life. I’ll avoid the dreaded knit syndrome (knit a scarf for a BF and break up). I’ll just make rad piped plaid shirts (one for me, one for him, queer, I know). Wait. Easier idea: matching plaid pajama pants. Flannel of course. I know exactly what I have in mind.

    I’ll sign off with one last comment. I’m totally with you on having the serger/sewing machine out at all times. I’m going to do the same when I move later this month. Both will be parked on a banquet table I found for free.

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    Jan 9, 2013, 02.26 PMby Meldbombs

    Ahhh so cute teach me!

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    Jan 9, 2013, 02.02 PMby pimsy

    Ma Gigiiiiiii tu déchires !!! Vive la France hihi _

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    Jan 9, 2013, 02.02 PMby Cristina Staicu

    Congratulations! I really like your style, it’s very Parisian indeed :)

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    Jan 9, 2013, 12.02 AMby aquarose

    You have great style and I love your pattern choices. Two questions- I love your glasses, would you mind sharing the marque? Also, I’ll by flying to Paris next week. Can you suggest some great fabric shops? I hope to see more of your work.

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    Jan 8, 2013, 10.37 PMby wildcatspow

    Ahh, everything you make is perfect! I always love your projects! So fun to read more about you!

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    Jan 8, 2013, 10.23 PMby nouvellegamine

    Lovely clothes! I especially like the gold dress :)

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    Jan 8, 2013, 11.08 AMby fashionfreek

    Well done on being a featured member. Your clothes are lovely.:-D Nice little read about you. All the best to you.

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