Saturday, January 30, 2016

My Almost Tropical-Looking Wren Shirt

We had a few snow days last week, and it was so lovely & relaxing! Every weekend should be a 3 day weekend - I think we can all agree on that  :)  I spent a bunch of time with friends, and of course a ton of time sewing! I finished this Colette Wren and started cutting my second Wren. The wrap dress look has always been a favorite of mine, so I was super excited when Colette Patterns came out with the Wren. 

I love how the Wren Dress looks shortened. This is my toile, I cut a straight size S and it actually fits pretty well. I'm just making a few alterations for my second version. The waist needs to be lowered about an inch, which is normal for me. The arms are slightly baggy on me and have some drag lines, so for the next version I'm bringing the bottom of the armhole up an inch and making the sleeves about 1.5" less wide. Hopefully that works! I found these two lovely remnant knits at Les Fabriques in Charlottesville, VA. The floral fabric almost has a Hawaiian/tropical look to it, which I normally don't like but for some reason I was really drawn to this fabric. The colors are gorgeous and it has a lovely sheen to it  :)  The textured aqua knit is super pretty too!

Pattern: Colette Pattern's Wren Dress
Size: Small
Fabric: 2 remnant fabrics from Les Fabriques in Charlottesville, VA
Did I like the pattern? Yes! I can't wait to see how the alterations look on my next version.

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