Skill Level: Intermediate
Patterns Used: Meringue and Taffy from The Colette Sewing Handbook
Her Blog: Little Betty Designs
What fabric did you use? For the Taffy blouse, I used a lightweight, black swiss dot voile, which was lovely to work with and lovely to wear. The Meringue was made with a remnant of denim from my stash.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I love both of these items. I wear the skirt almost every day and my husband complimented me on the Taffy when I wore it out to dinner (he never comments on my clothes, ever!).
What thoughts do you have about the project? To speed up the construction of the blouse, I roll hemmed the sleeves with my overlocker and serged all inside seams. I also made 3/8 inch binding and sewed it under the garment rather than over the raw neck edge. For the Meringue I used a quilting cotton to face the waistband and the scalloped hem. I also used a regular zipper, as I thought it would be a little stronger with such a heavy fabric. I can’t wait till I get to make the Pastille dress, but also have the Rooibos and Violet ready to go too. Which first?