Hey, I’m back!!!! Did you know I moved? Well I did. To Berkeley,CA to be exact. So I was sort of preoccupied for a bit. Packing and moving from IL to CA took more time than I planned. (Did you know that cross-country moves are actually a big deal! Who knew) Then our stuff came late (another incredible story) But now we are here and mostly unpacked. I say mostly (we still have a few boxes of pictures and knicky knacky stuff to figure out) and a few organizing projects in the works (we had to downsize from a 3 bedroom house to a one bedroom apt). But anyway . . . here we are in CA, sewing machine still intact, and it’s time to start cracking.
Fabric: Cotton polka dot $9
Pattern: Sencha from Colette gift (free!)
Notions: Covered buttons $2
Time to complete: 4 hours total (with mockup)
First worn: September 2011 to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2011
Wear again? Yes!
Total Cost: ~$11
Like most things Colette this was a breeze to sew especially after doing a mock up. I continue to do mock-ups because, more often than not, my measurements are in more than two columns. No biggie just takes a bit longer. And practice makes perfect right? But I was out of muslin or gingham or extra cottony anything. HORRORS!!!!! Or was I? Somehow a set of twin black sheets got packed in with the fabric. Perfect.
And it's black! Totally Wearable! Whoot! That's Sencha #1. Here is Sencha #2
Colette has a knack for doing simple yet sophisticated designs that I absolutely LOVE. It’s vintage yet modern. I love how it turned out. I might add a hook and eye at the top in the back because there is a bit more space before the first button than I like. (Although to be fair it lays perfectly flat when wearing it. Just an aesthetic thing I guess) If I make it again (which I totally will) I might change the button placement just a smidge and maybe go done a size for a more fitted Joan-like look.
I see a red or green Ginger Skirt in my fall palette future!!!!!
Oh Speaking of Palette . . . Here is what I’m thinking. Add a polka dot and I think I’m set. But subject to change . . . : )