Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Colette Sencha: Fin

My first attempt at the Colette Sencha blouse was a success, I think. It definitely looks fine under a jacket or cardigan, and I can absolutely see it tucked into a super high waist pencil skirt (must get right on locating the perfect pattern for that).

Colette Sencha

I cut and sewed the size four with no alterations. I like that the pattern size is so close to ready to wear sizing! I used a cheapy fake silk from Joann Fabric. I spread my work out over the course of a few evenings after work...there is a lot of hand sewing (sleeve hems, bottom hem), and I didn't want to lose patience.

I will absolutely sew this again and hopefully improve the wonky parts. Oh, I used colored snaps instead of sew in snaps in the back closure. To accomplish this on such a thin fabric, I did interface the back facings per the advice of some others who had sewn the Sencha. I'm glad I did.


  1. HEATHER!!! It looks fantastic on! Very figure flattering and so pretty.

  2. That is a good pattern! I had it on with a suit, and it looks great. The collar facing needs a bit more ironing, but I actually love it.

  3. I'm so happy for you. It's awesome to make something and it be wearable.

  4. THat looks great! I really need to try to make myself some clothes.