Featured Seamstress: Tracey


Name: Tracey

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Iris and Sorbetto

Her Blog: Swell Sewing

Her post about the pattern: Sewing My Seasonal Mini Wardrobe

What kind of fabric did you use? For the Iris shorts, I used a navy blue wool crepe that has an amazing drape and a dressy feel. For the Sorbetto top I used cotton from the DS Quilts Aunt Edna series.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? Since I have gams over the age of 40, I added another inch to the lovely Iris shorts.

What thoughts do you have about the project? I really feel like the Iris shorts pattern was created just for me. They feature all of the details that I love in a pair of shorts. The pocket on the seam fits neatly on the hip creating a nice slimming line and giives my hands a place to hang during an awkward photo session with my husband.

Thanks, Tracey!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

Comments 11

Nothy Lane

I love the whole outfit. The Sorbetto is such a nice pattern – you can dress it up for work or wear it casually. I love it. I love the fabric you chose for it too. The shorts are lovely. I don’t wear a lot of short but I do admire the fit and fabric of the ones you made. I would be thrilled with this outfit if I were you! Bravo!

Tracey Wirth

You should give them a try! These are sooooo comfy! Thanks for your comments!


Gorgeous! I still haven’t taken the plunge with my Iris pattern, so you’ve definitely given me the inspiration to go for it. :-)

Tracey Wirth

Thanks Charlotte! I am glad I have inspired you, just as so many have inspired me! Take the plunge Gal! The water’s fine!

Lisa S.

Such a lovely summer outfit!

Tracey Wirth

Thanks Lisa!


These shorts look great! With the Sorbetto even better! Fabulous look.

Tracey Wirth

Thank you! You are a dear!

Tim John

Great work Tracey, the outfit and you look terrific.
Love and best wishes from Lorraine and I.

Tracey Wirth

You are way too sweet! Thank you so much! xxxoooo

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