Thursday, April 21, 2011

I have been sewing...really!

You know, I think I've used that title before! ;-) I even have proof! This is one of the new patterns being released for spring by Colette Patterns:
It's the Violet Blouse. Here's the back, too:

I have to say, I really love this blouse. I was a little hesitant at first when Sarai sent over the line drawings. I was concerned about the collar looking too childish but it really doesn't. Honestly, it fits so well and goes with just about everything. I've worn it with jeans, skirts, and my white capris like I am here. It looks super under my jean jacket too. My husband even noticed it (he never notices my clothes, unless it's underwear) and said he really liked it and the vintage feel it has. Yes, MY husband said that! I used a cotton voile that I found at my local thrift store. I'm not sure if it's vintage but I love it just the same. For all my sewing sistas out there, I used the size 18 and made no alterations. I think I will just lower the bust dart a bit (yes, there's one in there...) to accommodate my ginormous rack...although it is getting smaller! I had to buy new bras even! Gasp! I just haven't had time fiddle with fitting a new pattern, let alone make any new ones.

Anyhoo, I also made the Ginger skirt but I used a horrible mustard brown fabric to test it and I can't bring myself to photograph myself in it. I have a cute stiped denim that I want to make it up in using Version 3 for the chevron effect.

I've also been busy testing for Pattern's by Figgy's. Below is the Jane Dress and Blouse that will be available soon! It's a lovely little dress with two sleeve variations and a blouse that has a hip sash as shown below. Both sleeves can be used for the blouse also.
The little dress is made from cotton voile that may look familiar...
The blouse is made from a lightweight cotton seersucker.
That's it for now. I've got more pattern testing going on here at the ol' sweatshop. More on those soon!

Have a very Happy Easter is you celebrate it! If not, have a nice weekend!

11 comments:

KID, MD said...

So darn cute!! The collar is sweet without being too childish - very nice. The hip band on the coral blouse is a nice touch, too.

K.Line said...

It's so amazing that you're on the test pattern roster! You get all the hot things first. And that top looks amazing on you. How has school been going? How are things??

Heather said...

Thanks, Katie! The hip sash blouse looks really cute on too! Too bad I didn't get any pictures of the little girl in it! Dang!

Thanks so much, K! It is pretty cool. Makes me feel kinda special... School is going great! Just keeping me super busy. I think it agrees with me though. :-)

angie.a said...

Oh gosh, you're such a tease! And yes, you're right I love this one. :D You're looking so trim and fit too. Jealous here!

Beangirl. said...

I was going to say, "Hey, you look smaller..." and I guess you are. Good for you!

That blouse is adorable!

gMarie said...

That is an adorable top. and the dresses - love it.

Hope school is going well. glad to see you got some sewing time. g

Mary Nanna said...

That blouse looks great on you - nice colour, cute collar and a button through front. Pretty.

Big in Japan said...

Well done! I like the rounded collar and it looks like you got a great fit on the blouse, thumbs up!

Jackie said...

I like how the blouse looks on you.

Clio said...

All cute! I had such a good experience with Colette's Lady Grey pattern, that I am definitely going to try others of their patterns.

Susan said...

Way to go on this project! I just bought the new skirt and an older pattern from Colette's recently. Great fit, too.

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