I'm super excited about the new release from Colette Patterns: Laurel. Laurel arrived at the Finch yesterday, and I can't wait to get started! More about the class we'll be offering at the end of this post. This is a shift dress and shirt pattern with many many options for variation. Buy the pattern here and download a free e-book here to get you started on modifying the pattern to fit your personal style. The simple design of this pattern makes it a great option for beginners and advanced sewists alike. Beginners will learn how to use bias tape for a finished looking garment, add darts for a perfect fit, and use stripes and other challenging fabrics. Experienced sewists will find this pattern to be the perfect start to many modifications- want to turn this into a fitted peplum or a scoop back dress? The possibilities are endless!
As a fabric lover, I adore how this pattern showcases beautiful and interesting fabrics. I recently ordered some eyelet bordered fabric from China that I'll be using for this pattern (stay tuned- I'll share the finished pieces here). I also just bought a demin jacket and statement necklace from JCrew that I think will be great styling pieces with my new Laurel shirt.
So what will fabric will we use for this pattern?!!
How about one of these:
Or one of these (think color blocking and statement necklaces):
Or, and this is the one I'm most excited about, this with the blue striping on the bottom hem and at the sleeves:
So, how can you get your hands on this fun pattern, already? I have it here at the studio.
~ I've decided to try something new, and make this a custom class. It's in the shop here. When you purchase the class, let me know your availability (or we can talk before you buy). In order to make this class fit your needs, please let me know (via email or etsy convo) what your goals for this class may be (are you experienced or beginner, dress or shirt, variations you love, etc.), and we'll go from there. How cool- the Finch will fit into your schedule and your style- Hooray!!
~ Or buy it here!
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May your dreams be in vibrant color!
xoxo, the Finch