Injecting some fun into a classic Breton with Petit Bateau


T-shirt, from a selection at Petit Bateau (customised with Macon & Lesquoy x Petit Bateau iron-on patches) | Skirt, Whistles (old season, similar here) | Cardigan, Boden | Shoes, Topshop | Rings, SVP

If I had to wear my last outfit on earth, it would undoubtedly involve some kind of a stripe.

You don’t really need to investigate my Instagram very far to discover the extent to which I love this classic print.

And so do French brand Petit Bateau, creator of the classic striped tee since the late 19th Century.

They’re just about to launch a really cute collaboration, alongside embroidered patch queens Macon & Lesquoy, who describe themselves as creating ‘funny and practical patches, designed and manufactured just like jewels.’


They’ve created a selection of three original iron-on designs for Petit Bateau, all with the brand’s famous nautical theme – which is will give everyone the opportunity to personalise their own basic tees.

Arranging my submarines before ironing on.
Arranging my submarines before ironing on.

I love a bit of an iron-on patch and have bought lots in the past for ripped knees on the children’s clothes, as well as cheap styles I spotted to update a sweatshirt I burned with the iron. And for this project, I could have spent hours arranging my patches – the brilliant thing is that they’re pretty much idiot-proof.

As long as you remember to iron them on with a piece of paper in between (I used baking parchment), it’s so easy.

I loved the stripy tee, which I customised with a row of three yellow submarines – well, I was born near Liverpool, so I thought a nod to The Beatles would be appropriate!

And I’ve tried to add French sass to my stripes, by mixing with a boyfriend cardigan draped around my shoulders and a clashing leopard print skirt.


Get your FREE pack of three limited edition Macon & Lesquoy badges when you buy any women’s T-Shirt from today ( 27 April) until the 10th May, valid in UK stores and online at Petit Bateau with code BADGES. For more details on the collaboration, check their website here.


(This post was a collaboration between The Edited x Petit Bateau, but all styling, thoughts and words are my own)

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    Cool idea! Bring back memories! Thank you!

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