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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.



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.


September 5, 2011 #

What a beautiful version!


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.