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Sewing decision


Thanks to everyone who commented on my sewing question the other day, and particularly to Clipped Curves who alerted me to the fact that the Sureau does not actually unbutton!

The other recommendations for buttonable dresses were all intermediate, I guess buttons will do that to a pattern? I probably could have handled that fine with Dave to help me (the guy made himself a fully lined, advanced level coat for his third ever project!), but I thought I better stick with beginner, so I opted for the Colette Violet blouse.

Can I just note how completely unimpressed I am with Colette’s shipping rates though? $15 for a tiny envelope of lightweight paper! Dave ordered three tshirts from Threadless a while back, and they were less than that with the customs charge included! It does piss me off a bit, though not enough to not buy it. In fact, I added a second pattern on, the Crepe dress, to at least spread it out a bit. So I guess they win!

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  • Sadie 12 May 2013, 8:50 am

    There are quite a few UK companies who sell Colette patterns – I’ve bought them from Sewbox and Backstitch who both have great service.

    Violet is a lovely pattern, though!
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    • Franca 12 May 2013, 9:51 am

      Oh poo! Never mind, next time!

  • louise 12 May 2013, 6:21 pm

    yes, I agree that the shipping is on the high side, stopped me purchasing for ages and have actually only done so once. They do downloads now too but part of the whole colette thing for me is the nice packaging and booklet!
    Have seen lots of lovely violet blouses around, best of luck with it. And when you get to crepe Gertie did a sew along a few years ago so all her posts should still be in her archives if you need them.
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  • Andrea 13 May 2013, 12:02 pm

    Ooh my boyfriend asked me yesterday when exactly I’d buy my (new) sewing machine. I think I’ll have to do that soon, I need Violet in my life!