TGIF: Pattern Knock-out

8 Oct


Oh the indecision! I purchased some lovely fabric last weekend but what to do with it?

The first length is a soft and silky fabric named ‘florida faille’ according to Spotlight.

The second is a turquoise dizzy floral print cotton.

I have a couple of metres of both but I can’t decide between two pattern options.

Macaron: Photo by Colette Patterns

In one corner I have Colette’s Macaron – well reviewed and well-loved by many.

I’ll be making this one up regardless, if not with this fabric then with something else and will hopefully include a step by step full bust adjustment for it.

It’ll be a little more time consuming thanks to this but the results will be worth it I think.

In the other corner is a duo of tried and true shapes for me – Simplicity 2594 (Sewn here) and BurdaStyle Jenny (sewn here, there, and everywhere). The pros on this one are that I know it’ll work, I’ll have separates I can where with other items and instant gratification because both of these patterns go together so quickly.


Meanwhile I’ve had a bit of a rough week thanks to… ahem… women’s troubles putting me through the monthly hormonal and emotional wringer (sorry if that’s kinda tmi).

I’m a little worn and a lot fragile but you know what makes me feel better?

… Happy-toe-tappy songs like this one*:

What do you listen to when you need a little cheering-up?

*Bonus points – check out some of the sweet Kiwi fashion she’s wearing in the video.


8 Responses to “TGIF: Pattern Knock-out”

  1. kat October 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Make the the colette pattern! It will look great and its different from what you already have. If I feel down (esp about the womens troubles, this is an over share I get mine more than once a month!! I put on loud, dancey -happy music and dance like a loon. Get some mint slice biscuits and have a cuppa. You’ll feel better soon. 🙂

  2. Sølvi October 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    That is one great tune! I love it. I usually get quite giddy and want to jump up and down by listening to anything made by the american pop industry between the years 1958-1964. Or mambo. Of any kind. Mambo is fantastic!

    I vote for the Macaroon, for the sake of branching out, and explore new territory!

    Hope you feel better!

  3. laurwyn October 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    The Colette Pattern seems so nice. You should try that one…

  4. Kat October 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    The Colette pattern is a great pattern! I made a black and white spotted version and really want to make a pink floral version for summer.

  5. Patty October 9, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    OK, I voted for the jenny, but I’m leaning towards changing my vote. I like the idea of the macaroon dress, but there’s just something about it that I’ve not completely warmed up to! Something about having to decide between being a crew neck or sweetheart neckline! But i’d love to see how you do with it! The FBA would be interesting. I just did an FBA on a wierd bodice by basically taping it together and treating as one piece for the adjustments, then taking back apart. Without seeing the pattern pieces for the dress, would that be a good approach?

    • lazystitcher October 10, 2010 at 7:22 am #

      You’re totally right about taping the parts together! It’s proving a little challenging but I’m almost there 🙂

  6. Brumby October 9, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    My tune would be Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros – Home. Its fun, and sweet. Not so good for when you are depressed about being single, but otherwise a great down in the dumps cure for me.

    • lazystitcher October 10, 2010 at 7:21 am #

      Oh, I love that song too. Not to be the sad single gal or anything, but I always thought it would make a gorgeous wedding song. 🙂

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