Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Colette Patterns!

As y'all know very well, I'm a Colette Patterns fangirl. So, it was with pure delight that I read Sarai's blog this afternoon previewing their three new designs for autumn. Let's discuss, shall we?

First up, there's a new blouse pattern, Jasmine. It's a tie-front bias-cut blouse, without closures, and with two sleeve options, one elbow-length and gathered, one shorter with a notched band. I love this pattern. A lot. There are some silks picked up in New York this summer, that I've been angsting how to use. I think I'll try this in a cotton voile, make any necessary changes, then get started on a coral crepe de chine version with a contrasting floral georgette bow. Can. Not. Wait!

Colette's second pattern offering is this lovely little cigarette pant, the Clover. Have you ever seen a pattern more suited to an Audrey Hepburn film? They're so, so cute! I've never sewn a pair of trousers, but the description of these look remarkably beginner-friendly. The design, on the other hand, may be one of those best left in the So Cute In Theory, But Not Flattering For My Body category. This is the only of the three I didn't immediately pre-order, for that reason. No doubt, however, I'll see some lovely versions and start clamoring for my own.

Lastly, we come to the pièce de résistance, at least in my opinion, the Peony dress. A sheath dress with lovely lines, the Peony comes in two sleeve lengths with a cummerbund waist tie. It's a simple pattern, but I'm already imagining the possibilities for embellishment. With fall just around the corner, this is a great dress for heavy jewel-toned twills or private school worthy wool plaids. I'm thinking I might need both options...

So, what do you think about the new Colette designs? Are there any other Fall 2011 patterns you're dying to try out? This is my favorite season to sew things for, so I'm just itching to see people's autumnal creations. With patterns like these, it's going to be a very cute season, indeed.


  1. Hey Chica. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog! I saw the Colette patterns too but I cant help but feel a teeny bit disappointed. None of these patterns were anything that I didn't already have in my stash.
    I was tempted by Jasmine but when Sarai said a pussy bow blouse I imagined something more dramatic. I will probably buy a couple... But not overly enamoured. Those silks found fabulous! Wish I could do a New York shopping trip! x