Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Announcing the Curvy Colette Blog Tour!

Good evening, darling ones! Today has been quite the exciting day at Chez Fancy. 

For the last twenty-four hours, the internet has rejoiced over the new knit pattern offerings from Colette Patterns, the Moneta and the Mabel. The Moneta is an elegant dress with three sleeve variations and five--that's right, five!--collar options, while Mabel is the perfect, simple pencil skirt. Not only are they two absolutely gorgeous designs, but they are being offered in an expanded size range. Both patterns are available up to a size 3x! 

When the lovely Jenny and I heard about these patterns last month, we were over the moon. Gorgeous patterns for women of every size? We needed to celebrate! Thus, the Curvy Colette Blog Tour was born. After joining forces with Sarai, we contacted some of our favorite curvy sewists and asked them to sew up their own stylish versions of the Moneta and Mabel. Over the next two weeks, we'll be hopping from blog to blog, sharing pretty knitwear pieces and celebrating curvy fashion. 

Jenny kicked off the tour today, with her smashing striped Moneta, and there are so many great outfits to come! The full line-up is below, so gear up for a fortnight of loveliness!

Wednesday, April 16th -- Jenny at Cashmerette
Thursday, April 17th -- Mary at Idle Fancy (That's me! That's tomorrow!)
Friday, April 18th -- Exclusive interviews on Cashmerette and Idle Fancy with Sarai and Alyson
Saturday & Sunday, Aprl 19th & 20th -- Laurence at Quirky Pretty Cute
Monday, April 21st -- Tanya at Mrs. Hughes
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 22nd & 23rd -- T at UandMii
Thursday, April 24th --Jenny at Cashmerette
Friday, April 25th -- Mary at Idle Fancy
Saturday, April 26th --Sophie-Lee at Pins & Noodles
Monday, April 28th --Mary at Young Broke & Fabulous
Wednesday, April 30th -- Mary at Young Broke & Fabulous

If you want to keep up with all the Curvy news, follow our blogs and social media! We'll be linking to all the pretty pieces, throughout the next two weeks. This is the first adventure of what we've dubbed the Curvy Sewing Collective, but not the last. We're dedicated to making home sewing more accessible for plus-sized and curvy women. There will be sew-alongs, tutorials, and all sorts of inspiration coming your way over the next few months! 

Lastly, a huge thanks to Sarai and Alyson for their generosity in this venture. We're so thrilled to help showcase these patterns and encourage other curvy sewists to sew with knits! 

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