Friday, April 05, 2013

Loony for Laurels

--Jaime

Amber and I are loony for Laurels and now we are total twinsies in our terrific tops and distinct dresses. The Laurel pattern is the newest pattern from sewing superstar Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns. It can be sewn up as a top or dress - it is a simple shift-dress design that is easy to sew and perfect to embellish. We've only had this pattern in for a couple of weeks, but Amber and I have already each made a top and dress!

 

My top is made from a Japanese print that I have been hording for a while now. I used our natural linen bias tape to trim my top and I love it. This was an easy top to sew and only took me 3 hours start to finish for my first one. The Laurel features bust and back darts so it has a nice fitted look despite its simplicity. I already have more fabric cut for my next Laurel top. I can't wait to make this sleeveless as well for summertime funtimes!


Amber is crazy for cats so she made a sweet cat shirt that features cats in baskets with butterflies and yarn. Perfect. The Laurel's simple design is made to show off bold prints so if you have some cat fabric just waiting for the right pattern, the wait is over. A black bias binding lets the cats pop for maximum cat-action.


Next we took on Laurel dresses. The Laurel dress is a shift-style dress with half length sleeve that features a zipper closure in the back. I chose a Lizzy House Constellations Twinkle Twinkle print for mine and Amber chose a bold Japanese graphic linen print for hers. For my dress, I used a pale purple shot cotton as a contrasting bias trim while Amber chose to go with black for her dress. They turned out great--Laurels 4-ever!






We hope to see you all take on the Laurel this upcoming spring and summer. We can't wait to see how you embellish yours... pockets, collars, ruffles, oh my!

9 comments:

Christine said...

I'm totally addicted to this pattern too! 3 in a week with more to come!!! Love your versions!

Kate said...

Love your versions! I have one in the works too!

Jeanne Lois said...

killin it ladies! LOVE love love!

Leanne said...

Great Job! These are so cute...

laurel said...

I just stumbled upon your blog recently and love it. you've tickled a fellow Laurel pink!

Jésabelle B. said...

Those look super good! Did you use fabric with stretch? If not, does it feel stiff? Love, love your blog, I wish I could work with you guys!!!

cirilia said...

Could you two be any cuter?! You make me want to get so much better at sewing!

Anonymous said...

I got this pattern when it was first released but decided the shape wouldn't work for me after seeing a few blogged.
But yours are gorgeous are they done in a fabric without much stretch and slightly thicker then most I've seen?
It doesn't look as shapeless as some I've seen.

Ja-Ni-nA - Elke dag zaterdag said...

Awesome clothes! And the pictures...they made me smile :)