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« An inhabitant of La Barre en Ouche (Normandy) designs dresses for dolls » is written in l’Eveil Normand (newspaper name), on Wednesday March 8th, 2017, which is also Women’s Day !

Thank you, l’Eveil Normand, for having published an article about me that very same day, even if it happened on by chance 🙂 !


Yesterday noon, coming back home from school, I stopped to my village newsagent’s to buy the newspaper and there, I was told : « I have read about you in the Paper ! »

Waouh ! How amazing it was !

Thank you so much, Madam, for your kind words which warmed my heart as well as my heart is warmed when people write down a few lines on my blog or when some of them tell me that they like what I do or design..

So, here is the article in French, for those who can read and understand French language.



For foreigner friends who don’t understand French language at all, I’ll translate it in English for you. But please, be aware that I’m a French native speaker and forgive my mistakes in English language !

As it’s a very long article, I will translate it in three parts : one, how I came to write a book; two, how things went on; three: how I have learnt to sew and my projects to come.

I now let you read part one… 😉

Happy reading !


« An inhabitant of La Barre en Ouche (Normandy) designs dresses for dolls.

To have her young daughter’s eyes shining, Joelle Leccia began to design dresses for dolls. Her first book has just been published. Interview.


Newspaper Éveil Normand: Joelle Leccia, your first book « Robes pour les Chéries, Corolle » (« Dresses for les Chéries, Corolle ») has just been published. How did you get the idea ?

Joelle Leccia : Well, when my young daughter was only one year old, Father Christmas brought her a baby doll that needed to be dressed. Unfortunately, when I went shopping for this baby doll, nothing attracted me that much ! So, I decided to sew for her (she-baby doll). Later, when my daughter received two Chéries, Corolle; I was confronted with the same problem, that is to say so few outfits for my personal tastes and the ones I could find were expensive for what it really was.. Then, I tried to find patterns for those kind of dolls. But I was unlucky in my research and thus decided to try to design my own patterns ! After all, I sewed little outfits for my own doll, Nancy, when I was a child ! Thus, why, as an adult, shan’t I be able to do so ? Then, in the course of months, each time I sewed a new little dress for my daughter’s dolls, my greatest pleasure was to see Laura’s eyes twinkle ! It was such a pleasure to watch her being so happy that I wished  to share  this delight with other skilfull mothers… »


Here is the end of part one  with a picture showing my little Summer, looking for a new dress in my book written for her friends: Les Chéries, Corolle that you can see on the cover of the book !

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See you soon ❤ !


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