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Colette Patterns.

I love Colette patterns. The patterns have a retro classic feel to them without being old-fashioned or costumed. I also appreciate the fact that there are quite a few beginner patterns: pants, skirt, tops, and dresses. The book I’ve pictured above has 2 dresses, a skirt, and 2 tops to make; escalating in skill and techniques as one works through the book.  I’m planning to make a good portion of my new wardrobe from a variety of Colette patterns, perfecting the fit as I go along. I’m a little larger on the top than I am on the bottom, and this can cause understandable fitting issues in off the rack clothing.

I haven’t gotten down to it and actually begun to sew again, but I am preparing myself. I learn best by reading everything I can on the subject, preparing myself, and then diving in. I’m drowning in sewing how-to books, patterns, drafting books, blogs, and books on everything from fabric to techniques to adjusting patterns to fit the body. Seriously, they’re stacked everywhere: my work office, bedroom, living room, kitchen, desk, and sewing room. I have my sewing room all equipped and waiting for me. I’m almost ready, I feel almost ready. Time to jump in. Next Wednesday is fabric day.

First Project

Peony by Colette Patterns.

I’m thinking this will be my first sewing project. I’m still waffling on colour and fabric choices. Anyone have any thoughts?

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