I was hoping for a cute calico or paisley print, but in the end, I left with a gingham. Still cute, and gives me the Western feel that I was hoping for. I also decided to try out one of the new Colette patterns that I had recently picked up - Violet - a cute, collared, blouse.
|The expression on my face looks crazy. Sometimes I feel so un-photogenic.|
I've gotten so comfortable with Colette patterns. They're so well written and constructed, and this one was no exception. I think this was the last of the Colette patterns that I own that I had yet to try, so now I can start to go back and revisit some of my favorites, and see what's missing so I can complete my collection.
I really enjoyed making this pattern and look forward to making another one, but next time in a cute, girly or lightweight fabric. I've loved looking at everyone's variations to this pattern for inspiration.
Oh, and did I mentioned I've been learning to play the banjo? I thought I'd add that to my photos to complete the look. Now I can sit on my front porch in my new gingham blouse, and pluck at the strings to my banjo.
EDIT I keep forgetting to include the details of my garments! Here they are in a more organized fashion:
Fabric: Black and white gingham cotton. Used about 2 3/8 yards as Sarai specified.
Pattern: Colette Violet, Version 1
Notions: 7 small black buttons. Accessorized with a banjo. ;)