I just recently finished Colette’s Ginger skirt for the shop, and I have to say, it’s easily one of my favorite Colette patterns! It’s a very quick and easy pattern for those looking for an “instant gratification” kind of project. This skirt features a very flattering A-line cut with a high waistband. I’ve also noticed this pattern has a hem that’s slightly longer in the back, so you don’t lose any length or coverage when wearing it. Genius!
I love all of the options this skirt has to offer. You can choose between 3 different waistband styles, as well as a bias cut skirt option for a chevron effect. I choose version one with the pointed waistband.
This particular fabric is from Denyse Schmidt’s Flea Market Fancy line, which we still have available here at nido! The Posie print in turquoise is perfect for summer don’t you think?
Once again, using Colette’s additional online directions (a link is included in the pattern!) I was able to install the invisible zipper with ease. With this pattern you’ll learn a really neat finishing technique when installing the zipper for a super clean and tailored look at the waist band.
I really can’t emphasize enough how easy Colette directions are to follow! The language and illustrations, along with added tips and tricks, really makes these patterns enjoyable to work through. Plus I usually learn something new with each Colette pattern I try!
The Ginger skirt is a great project for beginner sewers who want to expand or perfect their techniques, or for sewers looking for an easy one day project. I’ve made a Ginger for myself and it definitely gets a lot of wear!
Not yet convinced to give it a try? Stop in and check it out for yourself! Or check out Colette’s Flickr pool and see how fellow sewers have made this pattern their own.
Enjoy the rest of your week! And, as always, have fun sewing
Neat idea going on over at creative bug.
I have always wanted to carry Shelly’s patterns, (hello, she has a Frano & Fiona pattern, how perfect is that?) and now we have finally caught up with her and Figgy’s Spring & Summer 2012 line. I just wish the Zephyr came in adult sizes!
Good Morning! Rochelle here to share a project I completed for the shop last week – The Iris Shorts by Colette Patterns!
The Iris shorts are one of three brand new patterns by Colette for the Spring/Summer season that we now carry in the shop. I’m a huge fan of Colette Patterns because their instructions are well explained and easy to follow. They also have detailed online tutorials to help you through zipper installations and things like that. Highly recommended!
I started out by tracing the pattern onto pattern paper. This is a great extra step to take if you aren’t sure what size will give you the best fit. By tracing the pattern instead of cutting it, you have the ability to try a larger or smaller size. Not to mention you can save your uncut pattern for future use and all of your original pieces will remain intact. All of the supplies you may need for this project, including the tracing paper, can be found here at nido.
I love that the pocket lining gives these shorts a little surprise pop of a fun pattern! This is a great way to incorporate a bold print or loud color into a pair of plain denim or twill shorts if you wanted a pair that were more subtle on the outside.
I followed the tutorial on Colette’s website for some extra instruction on installing an invisible zipper since I typically prefer standard ones. The photos online really helped me achieve a truly invisible zipper for a very tailored looking pair of shorts.
Here are the Iris shorts all finished! What do you think?
These shorts are great because you can use a wide range of fabric types, weights, patterns, and colors. You can also sew option 2 for a nautical/sailor style pair with buttons! How cute!
Well that’s it for today. I’m working on two other Colette patterns for the shop this week, and will be sharing those finished projects soon.
Have a great week everyone!
Get her something you know she’s going to love, a nido gift certificate! Perfect last minute gift for those of you who are still looking to get the mom in your life a little special something.
Heather Ross previewed her new collection, Nursery Versery, on her blog this week. The collection will come in four prints, each offered in at least three colorways and is being printed on sheeting, which I assume is the lighter weight cotton-linen blend that Kokka printed half of Heather’s last collection, Far Far Away III on.
How adorable are these pigs? AND Franco will definitely be getting something sewn out of the Itsy Bitsy Spider print! For me I thought maybe a skirt would be called for out of the Penny Patch print:
Or possibly the Country Mice:
We will have to see what I end up making!
nido is expecting to have the entire collection arrive at the shop as soon as it ships in early June. Needless to say, we are looking forward to its arrival.
Just popping in to let you know that nido has a ton of new knitting books & patterns! Stop by this weekend and check them out & while you’re here, take advantage of our flannel sale! (ends Sunday 5/6).