Well this morning Colette Patterns have unveiled their latest patterns The Mabel skirt and Moneta dress designed to be made with knits.
Previously all their patterns have been designed to be made with wovens but after taking a look at the most worn items in her own wardrobe and after customer feedback ( if you follow the Colette patterns blog you will know Sarai is always asking our opinion on what we love/hate and what we want to see from the patterns being released) Sarai decided to add some patterns for knits.
I for one couldn't be happier as I love both wearing and sewing with knits and these patterns are just what one would expect from Colette Patterns, stylish well drafted with a hint of vintage flair.
Lets take a look at the patterns, shall we?
As you can see the Mabel has 3 style options and they say can be made up in an hour! My kind of project!
It's designed to be sewn in a stable knit e.g ponti or a pique which makes it perfect for sewers who are new to sewing with knits as you have more control over the fabric. It's not that different to sewing a woven actually.
The next pattern is The Moneta dress which for me was released very timely as I have just purchased some black rayon cotton jersey ( one of my favourite knit blends, it's sooo soft!) with exactly this style in mind to be my go to dress for the upcoming winter months.
It's the perfect little day dress that can be modified so it's suitable year round. There are collar varitions you can add if you are inclined, you can go 3/4 sleeve, short sleeve or no sleeves at all! apparently there are over 20 ways to make this little number up and see the cropped jumper worn with the Mabel skirt?? Sarai has said that was adapted from this pattern with a tutorial coming soon!
I think one of the reasons the Colette Patterns company continues to be so popular and consistently good is because they are so in touch and interactive with their customers. They are always asking for feedback and you can see they are taking the customers suggestions and needs and wants and applying them to their product. High five Colette Patterns!!
We will be stocking both of these patterns and they are now available for pre-order with delivery expected late April/early May