Tuesday, November 08, 2011

The Colette Sewing Handbook

GREAT (i.e. filled with stuff for ME) mailbox made a long day end on a high note!  Look at what was waiting for me:

I haven't had time to do more than thumb through it excitedly (haha) but here are my first impressions...
The format is different than your normal sewing book in that useful chapters and lessons are sprinkled throughout where it would be natural to run into that particular fit issue or design change.  Smart!  

(and we know how I love smart!)

Where were we?  Oh yea.  Here's the thing:  I don't really need a "how to" book, and this book is targeted to the "New Seamstress" (says so on the cover).  So I wasn't planning on picking this one up.  What changed my mind?

The patterns!  I had to wait until a preview on Amazon to get clarification, but YES this book has new Colette patterns included! In the FULL size range (33-1/2 to 47-1/2" bust!)  My faves are the Meringue Skirt:

The Pastille Dress:

And the Taffy blouse (I am SUCH a sucker for fluttery sleeves!)

All great basics, wrapped up in what looks to be a really great book to add to your sewing shelf.

I'll be happily reading for the rest of the night...


  1. Like! Since this book is written for newer sewing enthusiasts, I wasn't planning on purchasing it. However, knowing those patterns are included...

  2. I have this on my wish list... might have to get it for that skirt alone!

  3. You are always talking me into buying stuff I didn't know I needed. g

  4. I tested the meringue skirt and taffy blouse! You will love them!


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