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Featured Seamstress: Winnie

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Name: Winnie

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Violet

Her Blog: Scruffy Badger Time

Her post about the pattern: Pink Elephant Violet Blouse

What kind of fabric did you use? It’s 100% cotton with elephants all over it!

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I am a sucker for piping (& ricrac!) and I believe in showing off this blouse’s key feature, its pretty collar. I have to say that the bright pink elephant-strewn fabric is a departure for me and I was worried it would turn out to be a blouse suitable only for weekend fun (or bedtime!). Adding the piping, the contrast thread and large buttons was my attempt to help it to grow up a bit, and I’m glad to say that it has passed the “wear to the office” test with flying colours.

What thoughts do you have about the project? Well, I love the Violet blouse. I adore its collar, neckline & the gathered yoke, and think it’s a really pretty & useful blouse. In my view it is one of the perfect styles that can double up for work or for fun whilst reflecting a bit of character. I have so many ideas for other versions of Violet blouses, I have to stop myself and sew something else! I am going to be wearing my three Violets for the “OWOP” One Week One Pattern Challenge organised by Tilly and the Buttons during March.

Thanks, Winnie!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

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Marie asewingodyssey.blogspot.com

Oh yay, well-deserved Winnie! I love this blouse so much and you’re so right…it can easily be worn for work and play ;o)

Roisin dollyclackett.blogspot.com

Winnie – this is totally darling and so are you! x

Lillebrit

Fab fabric choice, for both blouse and skirt! Love it :-)

Sigrid analogme.typepad.com

Winnie, you so rock pink elephants!

Rochelle New luckylucille.com

Absolutely fabulous. LOVE!!!

sherral knittingforfive.blogspot.com

Too awesome! I’ve seen a lot of fun Violets lately and I think I need to try making one for myself. (Or two or three :)

Amanda symondezyn.wordpress.com

Right on! So glad to see your Ellie blouse featured – you deserve it! :)

Pamela

How cute is that???( LOVE it!) Have not muslined this blouse yet, it is a must do for summer,,,,SO comfy looking w/ a sweet sweet collar!

scruffy badger scruffybadgertime.co.uk

Thank you colette patterns for not only inviting me to your blog, but for such gorgeous styles that so many of us love! And thank you for such kind comments. I think I have stage fright! Xx

Maddie madalynne.com

So, so, so adorable! Especially the elephant print :)

Vicki Kate vickikatemakes.wordpress.com

Hurrah for Winnie! She makes some stunning items with your patterns :)

Ama Williams

Really FUN outfit, I love the twist on the pinstripe power skirt! Also your sewing/fitting looks very well done.

Ginger gingermakes.wordpress.com

Hooray, Winnie! She’s the best– she has such great style and her makes are always so fun!

Annemarie

Winnie, you are too cute. Love, love, love the blouse and skirt.

Kazz

Awesome! Love the edging on the skirt too. Being a knitter I would call it a scalloped edge, is that right for sewing? Gorgeous whatever it’s called :)

Sarai colettepatterns.com

Yes, you’d call it the same in sewing. :)

Popbabe7 themagnificientblogofpopbabe7.blogspot.com

Great outfit- you are so talented!!!

Alessa farben-freude.blogspot.com

Congrats on the feature, Winnie! That outfit sure looks great!

Violet

Oh My Goodness!
This is just too adorable! It sure brought a smile to my day!

winnie scruffybadgertime.co.uk

Gosh, everyone’s left such wonderful comments. Thank you, what fab readers the coletterie has :-)

Janet kitchentablesewing.blogspot.com

Awesome. I am off to buy a Violet pattern…

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