So last night I started work on the Beignet pattern by Colette. I haven't sewn a Colette pattern before, but I already love them!!!
Apart from the fact they're all gorgeous, I love the packaging, and the instructions seem really straight forward and clear. Even more helpful is the fact that there is a glossary in the back.
This is the fabric I'm using:
Walthamstow shopping frenzy on Saturday. It was a bargain at 3 pound a metre! I was promptly informed that it was from Hobbes don't you know, and with a serious expression the market holder told me to 'look after it'. That scared me slightly. I've done a little bit of research and it seems the best way to look after Wool Crepe is to either handwash or dry clean - I don't suppose anyone has any other tips?
I'm using grey poly silk for the lining because I had some left over from Jacqueline's Jacket. It goes quite nicely I think.
So progress to date - sewed a muslin (too big!!), sewed another muslin (just right), copied the pattern with alterations onto greaseproof paper (no other use for greaseproof in my house), did tailors tacks and sewed the front. Hurrah! I'm making good progress.
Anyways that's all for now...
x Twitchy x