Spring is here, I can feel it. Day is longer, weather is warmer (after 12 consecutive rainy days), flowers are blooming everywhere and my sewing is in a full swing.
A quick sneaky peek of what I am sewing
Chantilly from Colette Patterns to attend a hawaiian wedding in May. I am waiting for my lining material to arrive some time next week. This pattern is a breeze to put together (surprisingly), it took me half a day on saturday. The fabric is nani iro fuccra in cerulean blue. Oh la la, it is so gorgeous, the drape is perfect, the prints are so spring-y and the color is just exquisite.
Speaking about Colette Patterns, I own six of the 18 patterns and have sewn four of them: Rooibos, Lady Grey, Sencha and Chantilly. The other two that I own are Macaron and Parfait. I was skeptical about how these patterns will fit a miss petite like moi but almost every single project came out gorgeous, so I I might buy Eclair, Oolong, Crepe, Nutmeg and Cinnamon (that’s like everything). My next project is Macaron
The fabrics are dark olive green ikat fabric from Bali (with a tiny bit of gold accent) and China Silk in gold (bought yesterday at Thai Silk, a review of this gorgeous shop in Los Altos for another time). I am so excited at the color combo, I hope it will come out great. I finished tracing and cutting the pattern pieces and muslin, can’t wait to start sewing.
The next on my to-sew list are
Pendrell blouse in flower-y cotton sateen. I still have a reservation about my fabric choice, we’ll see