I am really excited to be introducing this sew-along! Like you, I was thrilled when Sarai told us that her marvellous book, the Colette Sewing Handbook, was being published. I was especially thrilled to have had the opportunity to review here it prior to its publication. Within minutes of opening it, I knew it was something special and unique. Every page was a feast for the senses and the patterns included in the book are just what we've come to expect from Colette Patterns: timeless, feminine, and a dream to sew!
One of my projects this year is to sew all of these lovely patterns and it could not be more serendipitous that Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy has the same plans! After a flurry of emails, we decided to throw our hats in the ring and go for it! Thus, Sew Colette was hatched.
The plan is to sew one garment per month in the order they appear in the book. Along the way, we'll be delving into the sewing techniques taught by Sarai and, yes, that includes making our own croquis. Participants can sew all of the garments or only a few - the choice is entirely yours!
The sew-along kicks off today - Monday, January 9th - and our first project is the Meringue Skirt. Our sew-along schedule for this month is as follows:
January 12 - Taking measurements and sewing the muslin.
January 19 - Fitting the muslin.
January 26 - Sewing the final garment.
January 31 - Meringue Parade - show off your finished garments.
C'mon and sew along with us! Grab a button for your blog or website and don't forget to join the Flickr group! Remember to post your creations in the Colette Patterns Flickr group, too!
Thank you so much to Sarai for enthusiastically embracing the sew-along and graciously allowing us to use your photos!