Miss Dress-Up

Hey, Internet! Happy Valentine’s Day! Sorry, I’m not grinch enough to say I don’t like any and all excuses to be celebratory and I’ve been happy to find dog-featuring valentines hidden all over the house today – some attached to chocolate, some to flowers, some to magazines.

Moving on – during Friday’s Art Crawl, I picked up a Colette Pattern from Needlework.

It says BEGINNER on the front and the instructions look straightforward enough so today I cut a tissue-paper Peony dress.

Over the weekend, I snapped up a few meters of fabric from Value Village to practice on (tip: if you lack faith in your sewing abilities, I strongly recommend this. Value V has tonnes of fabric and you can get 2-3 M for $3. Much cheaper, and less heart-breaking, than making your mistakes on the good stuff). If I can get that out of the way this weekend, I’m going to pick up an Ikat-esque fabric Needlework carries and start the real deal next week.


  1. February 15, 2012 - Reply

    I’ve been eyeing this exact pattern (and the Jasmine blouse – love!) to try out. I haven’t really used many patterns, but I was also encouraged by the beginner label (and I’ve heard the instructions are thorough). Looking forward to see how yours turns out!

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    February 15, 2012 - Reply

    Me neither. It seems easy. The instructions are definitely clear. My only concern is my sewing machine curse! Fingers crossed…

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