My outfits brings all the fashionistas to the yard.
And they’re like… It’s better than stores!
Damn right- it’s more awesome than yours…
I could buy stuff, but then I’d have to charge… (with my card)
Yeah, that’s right- I’m so excited about finally finishing all of the items on my summer sewing challenge that I have appropriated Kelis’ Milkshake. I am going to be upfront about my full reliance on Colette Patterns for my summer wardrobe: I’m now rocking one Parfait, two Macarons, three Peonies, three Gingers and four Sorbettos. Yup- I totes have a problem but I am cool with it.
There were no real new challenges with these pieces- though I have learnt a valuable lesson about how easily cotton twill crushes (very). Also, I had made bias binding for one of the Sorbettos but by the time I went to use it it had unravelled and was looking like a hot mess. I ended up using satin bias binding and that was a challenge in itself. Much like trying to wrestle a wet cat into a bathtub… (It’s best not to ask)…
I’m happy with how all of these turned out. I now have enough work clothes to get me through the week and I am receiving compliments about my work attire for the first time. It’s crazy fun and super cool!
And now with a summer wardrobe out of the way I can get sewing on really fun stuff. Coming up soon will be my first attempt at a cape, a polka dot tea dress, a breezy Chantilly dress and some sailor shorts for derby.
Well, that and plan for autumn…
I like all of these. Isn’t it nice when you enjoy wearing the things you’ve made.
Your outfits all look great! I can’t wait to see what you make next.
Thanks RTS and Kat- I am super excited my summer wardrobe is finished! Though upon reflection today I need to add another Ginger skirt and a Taffy top to my super sewing odyssey. On to the cape tomorrow!
wow, you are a machine!!! I think reliance on colette just means you’ve found a formula that works for you & allows you to produce more lovely items in less time 😉 Ask me, I can make excuses for any sewing addiction lol
Lovely- especially the multi colored sorbetto and purple skirt.
Thanks, Emily! I got a little obsessed with Sorbettos for a while there.
Symon- Colette and I have an ongoing thang now. Though I have almost worked my way through all of the options… 😀
Ok so I have the house fabric from one of your other posts and made a Sorbetto some time ago out of the same blue and orange you have above. Are we totes supposed to be BFF’s? Just joking, I’m not really a stalker, but it is a bit weird since I just found your site 🙂 You can see my blog post of the Sorbetto here. http://sewyourownpace.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/my-colette-sorbetto.html
OMG, we are fabric twins! Love it 😀 I so love your version with the orange twill and beads- super awesome work, fabric twin!