Check out our Violet Blouse! Violet is a new design from Colette Patterns, designed specifically for beginning garment sewers. Isn’t she pretty? Our sewing instructor, Heather Reddy, stitched up this beauty using the Variegated Butterfly print from Cloud 9′s new Across the Pond collection. She did an amazing job and her pattern matching is fantastic!
Colette Patterns has a true love for vintage patterns and dresses, which I happen share. I am so impressed with their ability to update vintage details and make them feel modern and fresh. Unlike most vintage patterns, where sewing directions are minimal, Colette has some of the most clear instructions, diagrams and hints that I’ve seen in today’s garment patterns. Plus, the sizing is expanded from 0-18, all in one pattern!
The 1960′s inspired Violet Blouse has a 7 button placket and an adorable peter pan collar. The set-in sleeves come in 2 options: short sleeved, like in our version, or mid length that gather at the hem with elastic. The easy fit is shaped with bust darts and a gather at the back yoke. It looks swell (and very Mad Men!) under a cardigan and tucked in to the Ginger Skirt for work, or loose with jeans for the weekend!
If you like the looks of Violet as much as we do, join us for class! Please visit our class page for all the details, and be sure to call the shop to reserve your space. See you soon!
$90 plus materials
Thursdays, October 20, 27, November 3 & 10:6-8PM