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Yellow Taffy and teal Meringue

Added Dec 9, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






Here’s a couple of projects that I made from Colette Sewing Handbook. I really love this book! I just can’t stop reading it cover to cover.

Taffy blouse is cut on bias, that makes it stretchy and doesn’t need opening. The neckline and flutter sleeves are finished with bindings and all the inside are french seamed. The bust on size 0 is still too large for me, so I made small bust adjustment to the pattern.

I used charmeuse for both the blouse and the bindings. My finished bindings ended up a bit wavy, the flimsy fabric wasn’t really easy to sew! I should practice more on my binding sewing technique.

Meringue skirt is a simple darted skirt with scalloped hem and invisible zipper on side seam. After tissue-fitting, I needed a swayback adjustment on the back pattern. The hem was shortened a lot, making my skirt has more A-shape than the skirt in the book.

The fabric is brushed cotton twill from Kokka. It is a bit hard to photograph, but the color is actually dark teal with irregular dots. I used purple Indonesian lurik fabric for the hem facing and purple petersham ribbon instead of waist facings.

also blogged here

Material Notes

mustard yellow charmeuse for blouse with silvery beige charmeuse for bindings, dark teal brushed cotton twill for skirt with purple Indonesian lurik fabric for hem facings.




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    Jan 16, 2012, 09.15 PMby servareginae

    Beautiful fabric and colors…. fine work. These are simple patterns with so much creative potential. I am also enjoying the Colette Handbook, and looking forward to getting started on these two patterns.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 05.47 PMby turtlegirl00

    i just purchased this book right before christmas—i am so excited to make something from it—i love it all!!! this is Adorable! i love the outfit!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 08.58 AMby Jodi Wade

    I love the fluttery sleeves

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    Jan 6, 2012, 07.53 PMby Testosterone

    THAT hem line!!!!

    Color me smitten!

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    Jan 6, 2012, 05.55 PMby atrinka

    Beautiful! I’m just adjusting my muslin today (I had to cut a size 8 for the top and a 12 for my waist and hips). Did you have any trouble cutting your fabric?

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    Jan 6, 2012, 05.44 PMby aliesje

    I adore the inside of the skirt! I wasn’t going to do Meringue, but you’re inspiring me to colour block the scallops!

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    Jan 6, 2012, 05.36 PMby jilldeville

    this is really cute, thanks for sharing!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 11.47 PMby sala22

    So stunning!

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    Dec 12, 2011, 03.19 PMby wildflower31

    Love the Taffy blouse.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.55 AMby kitzler

    As always, everything you make is just incredibly pretty!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 11.10 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    lovely as all your things! adorable colors for you!!!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 03.40 PMby mixtlii

    I love the sleeves of your top, and the colour is so bright!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 02.32 PMby leahfranqui

    I love this, I can’t wait until my copy of the book arrives!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 12.11 PMby Vanessa Velasquez

    Beautiful, it looks like a kind of liquid or like a cascade of gold!!! Just perfect for the outcoming hollydays!!

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    Dec 9, 2011, 09.47 AMby Sew Hopeful

    This is my favourite version of the taffy blouse I have seen so far online. Its just perfect.

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    Dec 9, 2011, 08.02 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely blouse, it looks so good in this yellow!

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