I am a little ahead of the Sew Colette schedule but I have a lot time on my hands these days. So I sew. Choosing fabric for my final version of the Colette Meringue took me a bit. I really wanted a solid bold color, like emerald green. But I didn’t have anything like that in my stash. I almost settled for some cotton navy floral but decided it was way too busy.
I had some lovely turquoise corduroy saved for a Beignet and when cord was mentioned as a suggested fabric in a Sew Colette post, I went with it. The color is vibrant and a great addition to spruce up the dreary winter wardrobe. I wouldn’t have thought to use corduroy. And I am so glad I did. I got to use a type of fabric for the first time and the result was fab.
I wasn’t a fan of the waist facings so I used Sarai’s tutorial on drafting a Meringue waistband. It was easy peasy.
I apologize for the wrinkles. I tried ironing them away using some scrap cord, to prevent crushing the pile, and I think I was too delicate. Any suggestions on how to get those wrinkles out? Maybe I’ll try again and be a little forceful.
I am pleasantly surprised at how much I learned making the Meringue: how to sew curves, how to add at the waistline using the pivot method, how to properly iron/press corduroy, and how not to deviate too far from the pattern’s fabric suggestions.
Really looking forward to seeing what more I learn while making the rest of the patterns in the Colette Sewing Handbook.
Special thanks to Adrienne from All Style and All Substance for her lovely giveaway prize. I received it yesterday and am looking forward to making it. Isn’t that bow adorable?