In the beginning there was curiosity…

At Maison Fauve, we keep our eyes wide open to get into the details, the little things that are not always noticed at first. A photograph that moves us, the bold print of a haute couture dress, an object with geometric lines, a sound that hooks us, an exhibition that takes us on a journey, a beautiful book... The magic of being transported into the work and world of an artist.

Lets start now…

Pleasurable sewing...

Making beautiful sewing patterns, with attention to detail and fit, is our mission. To make the time you spend with us a real sewing pleasure, we want to accompany you beyond the sewing pattern. Maison Fauve offers you step-by-step photos and videos to help you master new techniques you’re apprehensive about and gives you the courage to give them a go. To help you advance further in your sewing experience, the tutorial section offers you mini projects to ‘hack’ your Maison Fauve patterns and to get further use out of your pattern.

Love the Beautiful

The precision of pleating work, the roundness of the line of a shoulder, the audacity of a cut, we do not consider the garment as a product, but as a creation that we have taken the time to think about, reflect on and to develop. The sewing pattern acts as a relay between my inspirations and your creative desires: every detail, every button, every fabric, everything that will make your work a unique creation to love for a long time, with the pride of having sewn it.

To be unique is to be yourself

Sewing your wardrobe is making a choice of consuming differently. The moments you devote to choosing your sewing pattern, your precious fabric and making your clothes give them all their value. Take the time to adjust it perfectly, take care of every detail, pay attention to the finishes... You will have a unique piece, because you are unique! The pride of wearing your own handmade piece is unparalleled.

Inspiration in everything

The female horse riders, the La Pampas of Argentina, the fabulous sun and its thousand rays, the radicalism of the audacious artists of the Russian avant-garde, the aesthetics of the 19th century through the eyes of a writer who describes the customs of her society... Each season we work on creative universes that will be the DNA of the collection, and I want to take you with me. With L'Oeil Fauve, we will dive together into everything that has inspired the world of collections.

Our history

At the beginning It started with drawing...

The story of Maison Fauve is a bit like starting from the end to go back in time and see the signs that have gone unnoticed. I was a young girl whose childhood passions were drawing and horses (and drawing thousands of horses). I also liked leafing through the famous La Redoute catalogue when it arrived at my grandmothers imagining outfits by combining clothes and scribbling little silhouettes.

Fashion as a crossroads

And then I grew up. Being able to study art and drawing which I was so passionate about was not an option with the education I had received. So I turned to medicine, passed the entrance exam to become a dental surgeon. Entering college was like a revelation: I met girls there who loved fashion, clothes, and on trend brands. I observed their more distinctive style which was more polished than mine and I loved it. From then on, I drew my inspiration from the “special fashion issues” of Vogue and Elle, combining them endlessly to sketch my silhouettes. With my studies ending, I looked forward to working in my profession that would give me the security and stability that I had worked so hard for as a dental surgeon.

Sewing as a passion

It was with the birth of my second child that I finally took some time for myself, that I started drawing again.  A changing moment was meeting a seamstress offering a tailor-made clothing service based on inspirations and drawings. This is how I discovered the world of sewing. After that I immersed myself to my heart's content in the sewingsphere of the Internet. Nothing could stop me! I drew silhouettes from magazines, a dream wardrobe, then my first patterns, and then from my blog "Draw me a pattern", during the summer of 2015, I crazily decided to offer my own pattern collections.

Entrepreneurship as a (r)evolution

Pattern design was still just a passion that I kept alive alongside my work. From the start of the 2015 school year, I wanted to give my blog a rebrand, to make it something that represented me more. I wanted to give this project the chance to exist and grow even if it meant that I had to leave the security of my previous job which no longer suited me anyway.

My research for the patterns turned towards a search for the details in the design work of strong pieces, making the focus of my work the design of the garment and the main selling point. I thought about what would be in line with this more assertive identity.

Maison Fauve… “Les Fauves”, 19th century artists who wanted to infuse color and spontaneity, reinventing the world with fantasy and fearlessness and combiningthe color fawn with its many shades of warm colors, feelings of earth and fire. These inspirations made the name of my brand obvious…Maison Fauve.

This path travelled,

I also owe it to those of you who followed me in this adventure, those who encourage me, who inspire me. Maison Fauve is also yours: your view of my work, and what happens to my patterns when they pass through your sewing machines, with your fabrics... The palette changes, evolves, metamorphoses! The curiosity, creativity, and taste for beautiful clothing are part of Maison Fauve's values.

And Maison Fauve is now a score that is played with 4 hands. Julie, who accompanied me during my transition into entrepreneurship, became my partner. Her confidence and involvement are a real strength in helping Maison Fauve grow.

Know how to read the signs

As I reflect on the young girl who surprised her grandmother when she told her that she was going to medical school “Erh…what? Girl, I thought you would design clothes”!… This made no sense to me at the time because my attraction to fashion was limited to my scribbles from her catalogues.

She's gone now, but I like to think she'd give me a smug smirk with the air of the one who saw it coming as I said to her, "Granny, I'm a sewing pattern designer and I'm living my dream!

The blog

Discover our inspirations and themes for each collection through the articles from the world of Maison Fauve.