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Featured Seamstress: Ellen

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Name: Ellen

Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Pattern Used: Jasmine

What kind of fabric did you use? Just a simple lightweight cotton with some nice drape. The trim is a heavier weight cotton that I bought mainly for the colour but it does not feel as nice as the main fabric.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? The thing I like most about making my own clothes is knowing that no one else will have the same thing. My personal style is a bit of everything, I like to wear clothes that suit my shape and have colours and patterns that appeal to me rather than following the current fashions. I say ‘well fitting’ but I could have straightened the top up a bit before the photo!

What thoughts do you have about the project? Loved it! Its perfect for the slow start to the Australian Spring/Summer we are having this year. I only did some minor adjustments on the sides to bring it in around my waist a bit. I cant wait to finish my final exams (in about a week) so that I am free to make another one in black chiffon with red, white and grey spots – and naturally, a pair of Clovers to finish the look

Thanks, Ellen!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

Comments 9

Kerry kestrelfindsandmakes.blogspot.com

Such lovely version of this pattern. I love the fabrics and it looks like a great fit too.

Joanne stitchandwitter.com

That’s an absolutely beautiful version – methinks I will have to get this pattern pronto. Very cute.

Marie asewingodyssey.blogspot.com

This is really lovely! I can’t wait to make a Jasmine for myself, my muslin’s cut out and ready to sew!

Maddie madalynne.com

You did a great job Ellen! And I love your choice of pattern and color (I, too, am a fan on polka dots). Keep up the good work lady!

Roisin dollyclackett.blogspot.com

Oh Ellen, that is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way the polka dots look around the front and the sleeves are perfect!

Amanda bimbleandpimble.blogspot.com

This is just adorable! I love the fabric- it’s too cute for words :D

Johanna

Soo cute! I was sniffing around this article hoping she’d have a blog, but out of luck!

This is such a great version :)

Jane

too cute….LOVE the polka dots!

ellen

knaaaaaw…. thanks for the kind words everyone! It’s so nice to see that i’m not just looking at my work through rose coloured glasses!

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