I signed up for Sew Colette, Part 2, starting this month with Hazel, and picked up some fabric but didn’t have the pattern yet. So Sunday I treated myself to a little shopping spree at Hart’s Fabric cause I knew they carry Colette patterns.
Sunday happened to be a warm day here in Santa Cruz, and I thought to myself, “Gosh, it sure would be nice if I owned some shorts that fit.” And that’s how I ended up purchasing the Iris pattern, suiting fabric and buttons.
Granted, suiting fabric is far from a summer favorite, but I just really liked this Calvin Klein pin-striped gray suiting. It’s fairly light for being a suiting fabric, and it just doesn’t get that hot here on the coast. So that’s right, I’m making summer shorts with a wool blend fabric. (And if they are a success, I’m sure I’ll be running back to the store for some cotton!)
I spent way too much time picking out the buttons, and when I finally found some that suited my needs, I was disappointed they were $2 each! Is that not a lot for a single button?! Well I really liked them and couldn’t settle for second best, so I splurged on the 4 buttons for this pattern ;) I’m not totally convinced I even want to use the button version of the pattern… so we’ll see how that goes.
I’ve been wanting to make more blouses and thought I’d try my hand at the Violet pattern since I’m on a Colette roll at the moment. I already had the rayon challis fabric, and it seemed like it would be great blouse material. I originally was thinking of using it for a dress, but I know I’ll get more use out of separates. (These buttons were a much more satisfying $.45/ea ;)
I didn’t get any sewing done this last weekend, but shopping was a lot of fun, and now I’m set to sew the next few weekends!
Tell me, what’s the best deal you ever got on buttons? I think I need to start collecting…