Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sew Colette Top Five: Truffle & Taffy

I am delighted to announce that we have a tie for the Truffle Dress:  MarrieB and Erin! First up is  MarrieB's gorgeously graphic ruffle-less Truffle:

Truffle Dress

Simply stunning, isn't it?  The large, graphic print is just lovely on MarrieB and, as her fabric had considerable drape, she chose to both underline (using this tutorial) and line the dress!  Marrie also incorporated several tips from her mother's sewing books - generational sewing, I love it!  All in all, this is a wonderful example of creating a garment that appeals to both your sense of style and flatters your figure.  Well done!

Erin and Frankie - Truffle Dress 

Up next is Erin's ravishing Truffle, which suits her figure and personality perfectly!  The bold leopard and floral print is just as fun and sassy as Erin herself!  The addition of the coordinating belt emphasizes Erin's waist and is really pretty to boot! I love how this dress, which Erin was a bit undecided on in the beginning, has become one of her favourite patterns.  According to Erin, she wants "to make this dress in every color! I want one without a ruffle, one with piping along the collar, and one in a Hawaiian print."  Well done, Erin!


The Taffy blouse really seemed to pull everyone in two distinct directions: either they loved the pattern or they did not.  Votes for the best Taffy went in all different directions, as well, and I ultimately chose to feature Mommy en France's gorgeous Taffy, which she modified into a nightgown.  I thought this was a particularly spectacular twist and love how it turned out!   I just love the fabric she used and think it makes a very chic and elegant nightgown.  Great job!

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The top Meringue and Pastille makes can be seen here

Tomorrow, our lovely Licorice Parade is scheduled, as well as reveling our Top Five winner (be sure to vote, if you have not already done so!).

Thursday will see us saying goodbye to Sew Colette, but welcoming something new and exciting.  (Hint: If you plan to sew the Hazel dress, stick around for this!)


Stacy @ Stacyverb said...

Oh, wow. The ruffle-less Truffle is gorgeous. I wasn't planning on making Truffle, but now--this might change everything. :)

MarrieB said...

I feel so honored to have been nominated at all, and to tie with Erin and her fabulous Truffle - that just made my day!
Thanks again for organizing and leading this sew along, it's been so much fun and I truly have learned so so much from it.

Miss Crayola Creepy said...

I love MarrieB's dress and fabric choice. And Mommy en France's idea of making a nightgown is so cool, I never would have thought of that.

Thanks for the feature!! xo

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