Tag Archives: Colette Patterns

The Ginger Spice Skirt

I’ve had Colette’s Ginger skirt pattern for months and months. WHY haven’t I broken it out before now? But thanks to Week OWOP and the glorious Ginger renditions featured by Handmade Jane and Pincushion Treats, I knew it was time … Continue reading

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The Colette Peony + A Giveaway

Autumn has definitely arrived. Brrrrr! So, this is the Colette Peony dress, a new addition to Sarai’s burgeoning collection of patterns. It’s a very, very clever pattern. The shaping of the front bodice is all down to four darts. (More … Continue reading

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The Star Wars Skirt

This skirt is inspired by an inspiration from an interpretation inspired by Colette Patterns. Or, as I like to call it, The Star Wars Skirt! What’s our cast list? First, there’s Sarai of Colette Patterns. She’s the Yoda, obviously, the … Continue reading

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The Bombshell Dress Meet Up – A Direct Hit!

We Had So Much Fun! THE STATS 6 Beautiful Women In Handmade Dresses 1 Attentive Waiter 18 Cocktails 5 Bowls Of Chips Countless Cries Of Delight Where to begin, oh, where to begin? Yesterday my entire day was so full … Continue reading

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Spot The Sorbetto!

Sorbetto Number Four I’ve been doing some intense dressmaking recently, and wanted a lighter, simpler project to balance things out. I was totally inspired by Sarai’s recent bold chevron make of the Sorbetto top. My three previous versions had all … Continue reading

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Sorbetto – Three Times A Lady

I’ll keep it short and sweet – this is my third Sorbetto, after all. I could see that this drapey fabric wouldn’t hold a pleat well, so I went with the inverted pleat as championed here by Miss P and … Continue reading

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Colette Patterns Sorbetto Top

I have a couple of lovely fabrics that would be perfect for this top, but I wanted to test the fit with something I wouldn’t mind losing, if things didn’t turn out well. As it happens, I am delighted that … Continue reading

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Sencha Blouse Give Away!

Roll up! Roll up! Let’s do the exciting stuff first, shall we? My failures with the Sencha blouse have been documented here. But one Sewist’s failure may still be another Sewist’s success! There’s no earthly reason why this pattern should … Continue reading

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Sencha From Heaven – Almost

Sencha blouse with Jenny skirt I’m torn. I really am. I’ve finished my Sencha blouse from Colette Patterns. For a moment during construction, I thought it was going to be really tight around the tummy area and that I’d be … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2599 and the Betty cardigan

Spotty fabric is spot on! Oh, I do love a spot of crass word play. Groan. Okay, I’ll spot now – ahem – I mean, stop. I’ve got round to using that lovely spotty cotton I bought from Saeed Fabrics … Continue reading

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