Mme. Zsa Zsa’s Allemaal Rokjes

7 May

Last week my in-laws arrived in Italy for a long week-end.  It was really wonderful to have them here.  We went for walks, ate at restaurants, gardened, shopped, lazed around the house and, most importantly, went to my daughter’s first play (in which she was AMAZING of course).

As usual my mother-in-law came bearing many gifts.  Belgian chocolate, brown sugar, Flemish TV series for the kids, beautiful fabric  and a wonderful sewing book for me.

The book is called Allemaal Rokjes (All Kinds of  Skirts would be the rough English translation) and is written by Mme. Zsa Zsa.  Yes…it is written by a woman who calls herself Mme. Zsa Zsa!  Just that alone would make me buy the book.
There are many different skirt patterns and styles to choose from for both girls and  women. This frons rokje above is one of the first on my list to make.  It has a jersey waist band. How comfortable would that be for frolicking children?

The photos are really fun and quirky with a circus theme throughout.  I love how the instructions are hand drawn and the  patterns are all so easy to follow and understand.  I’m not sure if the book is available in English but it’s worth learning Dutch just to be able to use it.

I have a feeling that might be the famous Mme. Zsa Zsa in the photo.

One of the things I love about this book is that it includes the patterns for every single skirt featured.

This Madame Zsa Zsa seems like a very cool lady.  Take a look at her blog here.


3 Responses to “Mme. Zsa Zsa’s Allemaal Rokjes”

  1. americanmominbordeaux May 7, 2012 at 10:40 #

    So fun!! I’m hoping to find some time to sew after we get more settled..Will have to see if that book exists in English or French. Thanks for sharing – so Cool!

  2. willowwears May 7, 2012 at 10:56 #

    This book looks great! My daughter bought me 100 ways to sew a metre for mothers day, there are some brilliant patterns in there too.

    • Jillian in Italy May 8, 2012 at 14:21 #

      I’ll have to go take a look on Amazon for that book. It sounds great.

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