Colette Patterns: Sencha

Sencha, photograph via Colette Patterns

Good morning, good morning!  Our little sewing fairy godmother just dropped off the shop sample version of Colette Patterns’ Sencha, an easy, beginner-level pattern perfect for anyone interested in sewing their first shirt.  We love the loose fit and pretty details of this pattern.  And because the pattern includes three distinct versions, you’ll be making this little shirt over and over again.  The structure of the shirt lends itself well to being made with Kaffe Fasset’s shot cottons–the draping fit would highlight the color changing capability of that particular weave.

Colette Patterns, a Portland-based pattern company, has absolutely stolen our hearts.  If you aren’t already reading their blog, start doing so immediately.  They also send out a tiny little sewing tip called Snippets every Tuesday, which is a real treat to read and always quite helpful.  We highly recommend registering for it.

Sencha, a multi-sized pattern from 0 to 18, is $16.  When you stop in next, be sure to check out the sample garment sitting in the front window.

Today is the very last day to comment on the blog to enter our Modern Log Cabin Quilting giveaway contest.  We’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed by the response, and we love all your nice comments.  Thank you to everyone who has participated–we truly appreciate it!

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7 Responses to Colette Patterns: Sencha

  1. elsa says:

    this is a lovely shirt!

  2. Wendy says:

    I’ve been wanting to try a Colette pattern…

  3. kelli says:

    Thanks for pointing me to the Colette blog and snippets! More fun in my blog list and mailbox.

  4. windzgirl says:

    I love Kaffe Fasset fabrics which is weird because I typically like bright, neon, crazy colors. Something about the way his colors are put together and the patterns he uses…

  5. sequinK says:

    Thanks for the fabric recs — that’s always the challenging thing for me when considering garment sewing,…

  6. wordygirl says:

    Lovely–and I appreciate the fabric suggestion. Thanks!

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