I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited over a new pattern. I think I literally shrieked out loud when I opened my email and saw Laurel, a simple shift dress with some shaping from Colette Patterns. I know I know, I’m continuing the Colette love from my last post, but hey – Colette rocks my socks. What I love most about this pattern is that the simple design and silhouette makes a great canvas for showcasing some awesome fabrics.
So I’ve changed course on what I’m planning on making for the cocktail party in two weeks. I received my pattern in the mail on Friday (like, three days after I ordered it, wow!) and went on a hunt this weekend for the perfect fabric. I landed on a navy blue geometric eyelet that I will layer over a lime green silk habotai – it’s pretty funky but I think it will look preppy/cool. The silk makes me a little nervous since I’ve never worked with silk before and I’m not a big fan of hand washing my garments, but the final result will be worth it in my mind.
I have a feeling that I’m going to make a load of Laurels this year, so look out! Tomorrow I’m planning on starting a wearable muslin of the shirt version from some white swiss dot that I’ve had in my stash for awhile.