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go together, the skirt and blouse- do! I finished both of these garments right after I got
the Colette's Sewing Handbook in November, but was a little slow on posting at the end
of the year. Anyone who wants to learn sewing or even hone their skills should pick this
book up! The 5 patterns included are all gorgeous and the instructions and encouragement
provided by Sarai Mitnick the author and proprietress of Colette's patterns makes the book
Now about the skirt... the material is a bottom weight cotton poplin which was a breeze to sew.
I don't want to give away the extra tips that Sarai provided in the book, but I will tell you that I
used her methods for sewing the invisible zipper and for getting the best finish on scallop bottom
and they both came out lovely. The invisible zipper is the best I have installed to-date and this
task which always disappointed me and made my garments look less finished is now a breeze!
For the Taffy blouse, I made the bias tape for the finish using the continuous bias tape method
for the first time. I will definitely be using that again! I wasn't as even with cutting my strips
as I would like to have been but once ironed and sewn onto the garment - you really wouldn't
know. Cutting the Chiffon was an absolute nightmare and I was almost afraid the shapes I
was left with at the end would not fit but I managed to make them work, and a few days later
Sunni from a Fashionable Stitch came out with this great tip for cutting these types of garment.
I am extremely please with the way both of these turned out and hope to make each of them in
different color combinations at a later date!