Give Me Liberty and Give Me Colette!

When I started working at Modern Domestic I made a promise to myself to start sewing more of my own clothing. The first week I was there I made a scarf, but I really wanted to make some apparel. I had my eye on the Colette Jasmine Blouse which I thought would look great in the Liberty’s Tana Lawn Wiltshire in green.

liberty shop In a perfect world I would have traced the pattern out on Swedish tracing paper and made a mock-up of the design out of muslin so I could make changes before I cut into the fabric. Well, I’ll be totally honest – I skipped that part. Yeah, I know, that’s kinda crazy… but I took the risk because I just didn’t have the time. If there were a theme song for this project it would have to be ‘The first cut is the deepest’  (the Sheryl Crow version, not the Rod Stewart one…) Cutting into a gorgeous Liberty fabric is not for the faint of heart! colette jasmine I asked Lupine if she had any tips, since she had made this shirt too.  She suggested I use a bias binding to finish the collar in place of the facings. I loved the idea! She also mentioned that the next time she made it she was going to make a tank version. I think that I will to borrow that idea too! I was very pleased with the fit of the shirt and the fabric was perfect. I can’t wait to make another!

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One Response to “Give Me Liberty and Give Me Colette!”

  1. autumn

    that is sooooo pretty!!! and i’m in desperate need of FOUR of the liberty prints y’all have in stock!!

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