Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Patterns for Spring

It's my birthday this week, so I decided to treat myself to some new patterns. These beauties are from the new Colette Patterns. I've heard good things about them, and admired what other sewistas have made.
I love the vintage feeling they invoke - so elegant. Just my cup of tea.
Since I had not bought any patterns for myself yet this year, it was fun to pick out a whole new batch for Spring. I'm sure I have just the fabric already for the Sencha blouse, but I'll have to poke around the sewing cave to see what I have that wants to be an Oolong dress.
I suddenly realized what we all have to do to make spring arrive with warmer weather - sew something for winter! Yes, we all must sew some wintry garments, and just like wearing your pajamas inside-out will make it snow(experts have proven this), hundreds of sewistas sewing turtlenecks and wool skirts will make it hot in no time. (Doesn't washing your car always make it rain?)


Adelaide B said...

I will do my part by making another wool skirt! (I made the Sencha blouse and love it.))

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh dear, I have to make a party dress for a wedding next (looking at my schedule). I hope I don't jinx us.

Nancy K said...

Well, happy birthday to you! The Sencha is the first of her patterns that I felt I could wear, so I'll be adding it to my new patterns too.

Karen said...

You bought the same two patterns I did. Warning: you may not have a piece in stash sufficiently large for the Oolong. Since the entire dress is cut on the bias, it requires 3 plus yards, and as it turned out, all my 3 plus cuts of fabric were either striped, plaid or some kind of directional print that would look funky on the bias.

So it's getting new fabric, when I find something inspirational. Either that, or I'm going to use a couple of my aunt's vintage floral sheets.