Featured Seamstress: Karen


Name: Karen

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Ginger

Her Blog: Didyoumakethat?

Her post about the pattern: The Ginger Spice Skirt

What kind of fabric did you use? Denim with a small, white flower print bought from Montmartre in
Paris, France.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I have a guilty secret – a fondness for novelty denim! So that personal tick was definitely reflected in the making of this pattern. I lined the skirt in navy crepe de chine, so that this could be a year-round make.

What thoughts do you have about the project? The Ginger skirt is unbelievably flattering. It’s like someone has cast a spell! I made version 3, cut on the bias. A Fashionable Stitch’s tutorial on inserting an invisible zip into bias cut fabric was extremely helpful. I want to make several more Ginger skirts. I can just see this in a solid colour, heavy linen – something that looks fabulous creased!

Thanks, Karen!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

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Comments 8

Amanda bimbleandpimble.blogspot.com

Love, love, love this! And there is always room for more novelty denim :D

Sew Little Time somanypatternssewlittletime.blogspot.com

that’s such a great picture! love karen’s blog (and she seems to me to be much better than an intermediate!)

Marie asewingodyssey.blogspot.com

Yay, so glad to see you up here Karen…this is literally my favourite Ginger to date!!!

Nothy aftagley.blogspot.ca

Really nice. The novelty denim is a go! And I agree the Ginger is a very flattering skirt.

beth lehman yellowhousedays.blogspot.com

so cute!! i am really thinking about making a ginger – it is so flattering!

Jane janessewandtell.wordpress.com

I like the way the flowers on the left are horizontal whilst the ones on the right are vertical. Lovely skirt

Alessa farben-freude.blogspot.com

Such a great outfit! Congrats on the feature, Karen!


Tu connais les bonnes adresses ! That’s the French for “you do know where to shop”. I live in Paris and Montmartre is awesome for fabric shopping !

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