Friday, 2 August 2013

Colette sewing pattern helping me to make my first dress!!

So  a lady in our little village suggested that it would be nice to get together for a sewing group utilising the knowledge and skills of experienced sewers to teach those of us who are novice and  learners.  What a lovely idea and the first 2 meetings have attracted 7+ ladies which is great.  It really is the best way to learn these skills, tips, hints and ideas just flow during the evening and the 2 hours rush by!  There is a wide age range which is great and sharing is the name of the game!

I decided to give a dress a go as I knew there would be lots of help available.  So I searched the web for a beginners pattern and finally chose this Colette Crepe dress which states it is for beginners.  Next I needed to find fabric- I found a lovely linen vintage look fabric at Cloth Spot - clothspot

Not only is the fabric lovely at Cloth Spot I also love their site which really displays the fabric to its potential and they help mix and match as well as giving lovely descriptions.

I found the pattern at the patterns are lovely and come with a little booklet of instructions.  I have never used a paper pattern before.  So far I am all cut out and have started sewing!!  Will post photos of progress as time passes!!


  1. Good luck with this Sophie, the fabric and pattern look lovely.

  2. Good choice to take a Colette pattern, they are just awesome and everything is so well explained. I am sure with the help of your sewing group you will have an amazing dress at the end! Keep us posted!