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Featured Seamstress: Meg

Name: Meg

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Sencha

Blog: Meg Made This

Her Post: Summer Sencha

What fabric did you use?The first time I saw this fabric it captivated my attention. On my second trip to the store I just had to have it. It’s a chartreuse silk with a spinach-colored flower design done in a raised nap. It’s the perfect drape for a blouse and yet has the print detail of a quilting cotton.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I chose the Sencha pattern because its simplicity showcases the fabric beautifully, yet its pleats and construction make for a detailed, feminine blouse. I also got to play around with the finishing–scalloping the hem and sleeves and even the seam allowances. I was unconvinced of my ability to button the back buttons (I’m just not that flexible), so I added a side zip and skipped the back buttons altogether.

What thoughts do you have about the project? I love the end results! This is a great blouse for work yet chic enough to wear with jeans around town. I will definitely be making this again!

Thanks, Meg!

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

Comments

Rosesred

September 5, 2011 #

What a lovely blouse, beautiful combination of fabric and pattern. The soft lines of the sencha really enhance the bold flowers, and vice versa.

Sarah

September 5, 2011 #

What a beautiful version!

Corinne

September 6, 2011 #

I think that Sencha is one of the most versatile blouse patterns I have seen. This one is no exception, beautiful fabric. thanks for sharing.