Nova Tour 5: Annick, Laurence, and Sylvia

July 3, 2017   /  / Categories :  Feeds

The Summer holidays have started here in Belgium, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by showing you 3 beautiful Belgian Nova’s.

Let’s go in alphabetical order. Annick from MinnieMie is probably the last Belgian sewing blogger who needs an introduction. Annick really is as allround as it gets: She sews and knits, for herself and for her daughter and son. Everything she makes is stylish and original, and her own modelling skills are just as famous as those of her gorgeous children. Annick made a stunning Nova blouse with flat pleats in Nani Iro, and booked a trip all the way to Portugal simply to be able to take pictures there. Well, I’d like to think she did :-p  Check out all her pics, here.

Laurence is also a Belgian blogger, and Instagram‘s unofficial Queen of the Flatlay. Nobody understands styling as well as Laurence does, and she’s such a source of inspiration. But most of all, Laurence is always original, and a true trendsetter. This super kind lady surprises again with her Nova: while everyone (including me) went for romantic, whimsical, girly dresses and blouses, Laurence went for a black-and-white rock’n roll version. And of course, it looks super cool, and comes with great styling and a beautiful flat lay! Check out all the cool pictures, here.

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Sylvia from Lily & Woody is another Belgian blogging goddess, and I’m so happy to have her in this blog tour. She sews the most gorgeous garments for her kids and herself, and much like Annick, she’s just as good in knitting as in sewing. I admire her for many reasons, but perhaps her photography is what makes my jaw drop to the floor most lately. And – lucky me – the most stunning pictures she’s been sharing lately (imho) are those of her Nova. The colors, the styling, the light… I’m completely in love with these. Check out all of them, here.

Many thanks to Sylvia, Laurence, and Annick for their beautiful Nova’s, and to De Stoffenkamer for sponsoring this week’s give-away (check Instagram on Tuesday).

You can buy the Nova pattern in my shop, in English and Dutch, and in an electronic and a paper version.

Check out the other participants in the Nova tour:

Sisko by MiekeBel’EtoileZowiewo Petrol & Mintsewpony Fairies, Bubbles & Co
Elizabeth LittleMaker Mountain FabricsBetter Dressed Child Just Add FabricMy Petite Sophie
Frances Suzanne –  I Sew BlancheLily & WoodyMy Minnie Mie
 I Love You SewThread Riding Hood – Ariane Blog

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