I bought 3 Colette patterns last month and now they are going to get their asses MADE!
3 dresses, 3 weeks... allows me to buy more fabric as I will have precious little left. Everyone is a winner!
Let me know what you think of the colour combinations. Honest advice is always welcome here. I am a ginger (and proud) remember, sometimes I am a bit over ambitious with my colours that I decide that I can wear.... even though by some pictures of previous outfits I have seen myself in, a little more honesty in my life wouldn't have gone amiss! Here are the colour combinations that I have made for them, no deliberation... just sewing. Sunday was spent wrestling with the eternal Bombshell
I've made a plan for my 'Eclectic Eclair'
Green for the main fabric and that ditsy floral print for the contrast sash, nice and should be appropriately dress-up and downable, as my wardrobe should always be i.e. able to be worn with flats and dressed up with some mean heels.
Here is the fabric and the notions (button less at present) for my 'Partay Parfait'. This fabric print reminds me of a beach print with a touch of Chinese influence. I likey. I've also had for too longy. Must sewy and enjoy-ee. OK, stop now.
What colour buttons do you think for the 6 x 3/4" buttons that are used in this pattern? I was thinking Pink or Blue.... let me know some thoughts, if you like
Finally, this is my Caffy de Crepe.... a fine and strong dress... ready for my mean blue heels that I have had my eye on or the brown of the contrast fabric will allow me to wear my (too many) brown sandals and shoes ('Brown Caffy never really died- see Winkerton Flasher entry for what I mean).
So folks, during these light evenings... you know where I'll be... working on my kitchen table tracing the life of these three on my reliable (and cheap) parchment paper, cutting into my stash and making pretty dresses. This should lighten up my mood from the weekend task of 'The Bombshell Sesssions'.
Now, don't get me wrong- I am loving doing that dress. However, that dress reminds me that I am a baby in this dressmaking industry, I know nothing- but I am adoring the learning! Dresses like the Colette dresses make me feel like I have made really loads of progress. Slight difference there. I am hoping that the Colette trilogy is the 'ying' to my Bombshell 'yang'.
In other news:
- I am writing away for my Abakhan article #2
- Colette Sewing Handbook is on order... yipee!