January 9, 2012

Black and White Colette Jasmine

Colette Jasmine

First of all, I'd like to say that I didn't start this project with the intention of blatantly copying Colette's example of this shirt but what can I say - I wanted a classic look without a print (because I need more solid neutral tops to mix and match) and I really liked the collar and sleeves on version 2.

Colette Jasmine

So I made this black and white Jasmine and I really like it! The white fabric is a smooth and silky rayon that worked well on the bias. Unfortunately it is super see-through so I have to wear a cami underneath and you can kind of see the facing as well. I'm thinking about trimming the facing down so that the collar covers up the edge.

Colette Jasmine

The black collar is leftover linen from the Anouk dress I made a few days ago. Yay for stash busting!

I had never made a top on the bias before but I really like it. It skims the body and you don't need zippers or buttons or any type of clasp to put it on. Another yay! I hate unnecessary closures on tops.

Colette Jasmine

Since the collar ties are really too short to tie Colette came up with a clever little loop in the center front to slip the ties through.

Colette Jasmine

I also really loved the pointed cuff detail. If I have any complaint it's that I think the sleeves are a little big around for my taste. I'd have preferred a more fitted sleeve.

I don't know if I'll try the other version of this pattern but I'm not totally against giving it a go.

Colette Jasmine

Justin thinks this top reminds him of a sailor shirt but I'm leaning more towards a 60s French style. What do you think?

I just realized that this is only the third Colette pattern I've made. I like several of their designs but I'm surprised I haven't sewing many of their patterns. I'm hoping to try the Clovers next. I'm crossing my fingers they they work for me!

13 comments:

  1. This looks lovely! Really nice. I'm curious, how much fabric did you actually use for this top? Colette seems to over-estimate how much you need, so I was just wondering.

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  2. It looks great. The fit is perfect. I finished my version today but I made it too small. Silly mistake on my part but it's a great pattern. Definitely worth making another so try the other version a go. It's super cute.

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  3. struggle - I bought 1/4yd less than the pattern called for and then I had roughly 1/2 left over.

    melizza - thanks! I thought, as I was sewing, that mine might be too big but when I finished I realized that any size smaller would have been too tight.

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  4. Hi Dixie,

    You know what? I think this is one of my favorite garments you made for yourself so far! Up to this point in time I've always favored your Mad Men dress, but this Colette blouse may have just moved to the top of the list. Whatever the case may be, I love it on you!

    Rebekah

    P.S. You and 60s style go together like pb and j. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks ;) I'm trying to channel some 60s goodness into my style this year. Unfortunately that Mad Men dress hasn't come out of the closet much lately. I guess I lost weight and now it seems really baggy. Ugh, that's another goal for this year - better fit!

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  5. A gorgeous Jasmin blouse you have here! I found you on the Colette Flickr group. I'm loving the monochromatic look, and this style really suits you. Hope you gets lots of wear from it!

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    1. Thanks and welcome to the blog ;) I'm digging the monochromatic, too.

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  6. How cute! When I first saw it, before reading the post, I instantly thought "nautical." This is definitely a shirt that will carry over into the summer. You should have a lot of fun finding ways to pair it!

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  7. Very pretty. I don't blame you for going with the black and white colour scheme - it really does look so elegant.

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    1. Thanks! Sometimes I feel like I'm being a little boring with the plain white but I can't help it - I love the elegant black and white!

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  8. Lovely, and your fabric combination is very classic. I'm planning to make this pattern soon too so it's nice to see other pretty versions.

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  10. Wowsers ! What a snazzer ! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Well done on a fabulous job xx

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