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A vintage-style Colette Violet

Hey everyone,

Hope the mid January blues aren’t spoiling your sewing mo-jos!

I decided to tackle the Colette Violet after seeing some great vintage-style versions around the blogosphere. The original fit was too loose for me so I took the side seams in and reduced the width across the shoulders for my version.

I used a vintage-style fabric from Walthamstow Market and vintage buttons. It’s some kind of weird 60s/70s mash up now but it works for me! For more pics and deets on how I adapted the pattern please just head on over to my blog.

Colette Violet

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • LadyD January 17, 2012, 5:32 am

    What a pretty blouse…love the fabric.

  • Amanda January 17, 2012, 5:47 am

    This makes me want to try this fabric. Stunning!

  • Katherine January 17, 2012, 9:35 am


  • Lizzy January 17, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Oh! So cute! I want one like that! 🙂

  • Janel January 17, 2012, 7:54 pm

    I love that! Great job.

  • thedaisyepoch January 19, 2012, 9:34 pm

    Beautiful top! Good job!

  • puu January 20, 2012, 2:24 pm

    first version of the violet i’ve seen that really looks like it fits, not too boxy…what a great execution of the pattern!

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