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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Progress on my Spring palette project

All week I've been waiting by the mailbox for the rest of my Colette Spring Palette project items to arrive. And they did!  I received the pattern and fabric for my stripe dress, and the fabrics for my Colette blouse and the last dress.  I'm really happy with all of the fabrics, as I've never ordered any fabrics online before.  In the future I will hopefully have more time so I can order swatches first, but luckily, it worked out perfectly.

Now onto the last blouse (Pendrall): I can't decide on the large or small polka dot fabric.  What do you think?  I think I'm leaning towards the smaller dots and saving the large one for a dress or something larger.  

On to actual sewing.  I've been working steadily on the first dress, Ceylon by Colette.  I've had this pattern in my file for a while, but the glaring 'Intermediate' tag was worrying me.  Oh, and the whole line of buttons along the front.

Now that I'm the 'master of buttons,' I wasn't feeling so intimidated.  The buttons should have been the least of my worries.  The dress itself has been coming along nicely, but I hate ruching fabric.  I love the final look, but uuuugggghhh.  It's ok, I only have the sleeves left to gather and then I'll be done!  

I love how it's turning out! I'm actually debating between putting an invisible zipper in the front but I may just go ahead with the buttons.  I think I'll love it either way.  More coming soon.  In the meantime, let me know your thoughts on the polka dots.  And do you have any favorite online fabric websites?


  1. Hi! I found your blog through the Colette Pattern Forums. I love the fabrics you chose for your projects (I would go with the smaller polka), and the dress you're working on now looks amazing! I can't wait to see how it looks when you're done :)


  2. Ceylon looks amazing so far!

  3. I love your palette! I would go with the smaller dots for the scale. And I would also keep the buttons for the dress. I think a zipper (even an invisible one) might make it look a bit house-coaty.

    Fav online fabric store: fabric.com. Also gorgeousfabrics.com but it's a bit pricier. She has good sales though, and if you're looking for something special it's at least a great place to start.

  4. You've chosen such great fabrics - I love the print for the Sencha blouse. I can't wait to see the Ceylon dress on you - it looks wonderful. You're so industrious I don't know how you fit it all in!!!


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