I cannot stop laughing ohmylawd.
So as you all know, I have entered yet another sewing competition; the Grease inspired one.
I bought my Colette Violet pattern and ordered my fabric and got sewing. I changed my mind about the fabric because I thought I would do a muslin before working with my more expensive fabric (all £7.50 of it).
This is some fabric I bought in a charity shop; I think I had a couple of metres for £2.50, which is not bad at all. I really like it; it is white with green/gold dots and yer. Not sure what kind of fabric, I’m going to guess at cotton.
Anyhow. I had heard really good reviews about Colette patterns, so I thought that it would be pretty easy to do/well documented. And urm. No. So disappointed with the instructions; they were basically non existent and I had such trouble putting the shirt together, so I decided that my muslin would be my actual shirt because I can not face doing another Violet. Honestly, I feel a bit let down by the pattern 😦
But I give up, I’m not doing any more work on this because seriously, I cannot!
I don’t have a sewing machine at uni (or a working one at home) so I do my button holes by hand and ohmylawd I can’t either!!!
The buttons I used are mother of pearl type ones which I recycled from a garment I must have chucked a while ago.
As I am typing I can feel another problem with this top; it is tight across the back ewww
I’m proud that I have done it, but just not overwhelmed by Colette unfortunately 😦 I have however sewed my first darts which is so exciting!
What are your thoughts? Have you had trouble with Violet? Or Colette? Just me? (So many questions!!)