As I'm sure you've all heard by now in sewing blogland, Colette Patterns has just released their new line of spring/summer patterns this week. The collection is eye-catching, the samples are sewn up in lovely, colorful, luscious fabrics, there's the retro vibe we've come to expect and love from Colette pieces, and the three new patterns are all cute, practical, and casual enough for every day life, but...when I finally saw them, I was kind of just like..."oh."
Not only do I absolutely love this amazing, independent pattern company, but, as you all saw, they even had me as their Featured Seamstress (shameless plug) this week. Do I sound ungrateful? I'm not!!!! I think the new collection is absolutely adorable; it's just not quite me...or something? I don't know! I really like aspects of every single piece, but nothing was screaming "SEW ME NOW!"
What the heck is my problem?
Well, upon further inspection and introspection, I've realized that I think the necklines on the dresses were what seemed to be bugging me (they're kind of...horizontal?), and, though the shorts are super cute, I'm too scared to sew anything with a crotch just yet -- yeah, I know they're "Beginner."
The more I look at the new patterns, the more I'm actually drawn to the two dresses, Hazel in particular. Check out the seams on the bodice. They look even cooler when you throw striped fabric into the mix. I think I'm coming around, here...
Sure, maybe the neckline isn't the most exciting, fancy, super-duper
thing I've ever seen, but these dresses are classics! Timeless!
Wearable! Stop being ridiculous, Sue!
Ok! I'm sold.
What do you all think?
Did you instantly fall in love with the new Colette Patterns line, or did they take a little time to grow on you?
Which one's your favorite?
Ok, now that you've figured out your favorite, click on over to Ginger Makes and enter her awesome giveaway to win one of the new Colette Patterns!!!!
Also, since I'm being honest here, I might as well also confess that I've not made much progress on my green & white polka-dotted vintage Simplicity 3266 blouse. One of the main things that attracted me to it (other than it's cuteness!) was that it seemed quick and simple to make up. For some reason, I'm just dragging my feet. I'm hoping to make some serious progress this weekend...promise!