Friday, March 18, 2016

Pattern Review: Colette Sorbetto

I'm going to attempt to do a pattern review for you all every so often, we'll see if I keep this up. 

Y'all, I love this pattern. This will probably end up being a rave. 

The facts:

Pattern name: Sorbetto (Colette 0003)

Size range: 0-18

Size I made: 18

Difficulty: Very easy!

Fit: On the snug side, but I'm on the top end of their measurements, so I expected that. Didn't expect it to be on the short side though. I have adjusted for future versions.

Fabric requirements: I can easily get one out of a yard of 55"-60" fabric. 1.5-2 yards for narrower fabrics though.

Make again?: Absolutely!! This version was a wearable muslin, which I'll probably end up giving to my mom. I have one in the making, and fabric for at least 3 more. I have a feeling I'll be living in Sorbettos all summer.

Recommend to a friend?: Absolutely! I actually have recommended it to a friend.

Overall rating: 4.5/5! I wish the size range was larger, but I'm honestly used to having to adjust patterns, so it really isn't a huge deal. It's also a free download, which is a huge plus!

Monday, March 14, 2016

You are the worst, Burr

I'm the worst blogger ever, I'm so sorry! Life has been wild. I made two gowns that transformed from sheath dresses to mermaid gowns for a production of Dreamgirls (while in the early stages of recovering from my breast reduction), ended a 2 year long relationship, and started costuming a production of Merry Wives of Windsor, which I'm also acting in.
Here's some Merry Wives progress! This costume is for Mistress Quickly, and I'm using a great vintage flannel from The Tin Thimble on etsy, and a (poly/silk blend??) taffeta my grandmother gave to me a while back. Our concept is post-WWII film noir.
Just pinned on Phoebe, minus sleeves
That back-bodice plaid matching tho
Also to make is a royal blue stretch velvet dress for Mistress Ford, a red silk dupioni dress for Mistress Page, an emerald green rayon challis dress for Anne Page, and slacks and a blouse for myself (Hostess of the Garter). I'm nervous about making my slacks because I've never made pants before. But the director wants my character to be a Lauren Bacall/Katharine Hepburn kind of woman, so fabulous pants are a must.