Saturday, April 8, 2017

Birkin Flares + Two Colette Violets

I just noticed how long it's been since I blogged.  I had a men's shirt pattern go south on me in February, and then I made three pieces that I decided to blog together instead of separately. 
I'm obsessed with Birkin Flares, and I'm also obsessed with this Cornflower Blue stretch denim Style Maker fabrics.  I'm almost afraid to wear them because I love them so much.  Kind of like when you don't use your fine china.  If I wear a hole in them I will dissolve in a puddle of tears. 
The Birkin pattern is really easy to follow and super easy to fit.  If you are thinking about sewing jeans this is a great pattern to start with.  The fabric is so high quality and the recovery is great.  
The Colette Violet top is one of those patterns that I didn't try when it first came out, and now that I've sewn it up I don't know why I didn't do it a long time ago.

My wardrobe was in need of casual short sleeved tops for spring and the Violet is perfect.  All fabric for the Violet tops was purchased at the locally owned fabric store Sarah's Fabrics in Lawrence, KS
 The main fabric for this one is a Moda lawn and the contrasting collar and bias tape fabric is Alexander Henry quilting cotton.  I love mixing prints and this pattern is a great one for that. 
Please excuse the sideways picture and also excuse my inability to fix it.  I've forgotten which line they are from, but the bodice is a lawn.

Happy sewing!

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