Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Pattern Company -- Au Bonheur des Petites Mains

Woot! Edgy new patterns from a new (to me) company in Paris. A friend sent me this link and I admired the patterns then moved on. I couldn't see buying untried (and unreviewed) patterns in a foreign language, and incurring expensive shipping fees, as much as I liked the look of them. But try as I might, I couldn't get these designs out of my mind and I decided it didn't matter what the patterns were like, or whether I could understand the instructions (if they even exist, I have no idea).

Check out the Patron de Couture. It turns out I still have just enough high school French to get me into trouble. (Note: Acheter, meaning "To Buy" is the equivalent of the Add to cart button. ;) )

Here are some of my favorites:

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard. :)

Once my order was complete, I used Yahoo's Babelfish to translate the final message. The translation said:
Your bank card was accepted. With the happiness of the small hands was informed.
Yes, it's early Christmas for shams!!! :)


  1. Those are very cool patterns. And garments that you can pull off. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

  2. I like the black one, Shams. Will be anxiously awaiting your reveiw.

  3. Drool! I like at least of the dresses and several of the jackets/vests ("gilets"). I going to love to see which patterns you selected and what you make with them!

    Rose in SV

  4. Wow! What a very cool new pattern source... I can't wait to see what you do with these. LOVE the skirt!