Featured Seamstress: Katya


Name: Katya

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Pastille

Blog: Toasty Knits & Sews

Her post about the pattern: Stick a Fork in it Pastille

What fabric did you use? Quilting cotton for the bodice and medium weight cotton twill for the skirt

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I fell in love with the print on the bodice and I thought it complimented faintly retro-yet-modern vibe of the dress. I opted for the darker bottom to balance out the busy print and to make the silhouette more flattering for my figure.

What thoughts do you have about the pattern? This is definitely on my list of favorites, definitely my favorite Colette creation to date. I always love how clear the instructions are in Colette patterns, especially with the fitting tips throughout the book. The only changes I made were to add a lining and omit the sleeve facings in favor of a bias trim. Other than that, it was a perfect sewing experience right out of the box!

Thanks, Katya!

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


Absolutely gorgeous dress, I love the two different fabrics you’ve used…very flattering and very retro indeed!

scruffy badger

What a great version of the pastille- I never think to use different fabrics like this , It’s really effective and pretty


So cute! I love Katya’s blog!


Lovin’ the two tone! It’s a nice inspiration for when I start my Pastille!

Rochelle New

Yay Katya!!! Such an awesome dress!

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Thanks so much for the feature! (And to everyone else for the compliments!)


Aww that is so cute! I cannot wait to get my hands on the book and patterns later! Glad I stumbled onto this site!

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