Skill Level: Intermediate
Her Blog: Boo Dogg & Me: A Sewing Journey
Her Post about the Pattern: Clover Pants and Jasmine Blouse
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a white swiss dot cotton for Jasmine, and grey stretch denim for the Clovers (98% cotton, 2% elastine). Both purchased from Tessuti Fabrics in Melbourne out of my birthday money!
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? Personal style is something I have been pondering of late. I had a baby 8 months ago, and am still breastfeeding. Prior to having a bub, I wore dresses and high-waisted skirts with a top tucked in 99.9% of the time. Breastfeeding makes those kinds of outfits near impossible. This outfit has therefore been my ‘uniform’ of late. It is flattering and stylish, yet totally practical. I was so excited when these patterns were released!
What thoughts do you have about the project? I found Jasmine to be a straightforward project. I didn’t make any changes, except to lengthen the blouse by approximately 5cm. I love the pattern – and am planning to sew another one in a gorgeous silk I bought in Italy recently. The Clover pants are very easy to put together, but challenging to fit. The sew-a-long was very helpful (thanks Colette Patterns!), but as I had never fit pants to that level before, I made 4 muslins (my blog has details on the adjustments I made). I absolutely love the end result, and they get a lot of wear. I’m actually just finishing off a black pair right now! These pants tick so many boxes for me.