Hawthorn Pattern Arrival!

Today I raced home from work, no working even one minute past closing time, and there it was. The package was sitting in my mailbox.  I was so excited.  I hurried in, ignoring the bills that arrived as well, and cut open the package. I have never sewn or even owned a Colette Pattern and cringed when I originally purchased this pattern, it was more that I normally pay for a pattern, usually I watch for one of the major pattern companies to go on sale for a dollar or two and buy my patterns then. I was pleasantly surprised with the packaging. I love the cardboard envelope, the instructions written in booklet form, the special page for your own notes with the pocket for the pattern pieces. It was worth every penny that I paid for it. Plus I found a note on the package that says a portion of all proceeds from this pattern go to animal welfare. I certainly got my monies worth. Plus Colette Patterns has a tutorial section on their site for different techniques used for their patterns, that is certainly something that you don’t get with major pattern companies

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First step was to gather my iron, my muslin, my marking pin and scissors. Didn’t take long to get the bodice all pressed out, pinned and cut out. I have stitched it and it is hanging on my dress form, Hopefully my daughter, Stefanie, will come by after work tomorrow evening so I can try it on her.

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Below you will find my two assistants. They are always willing to lend a paw or two.

ImageThis is my tabby cat, Markie. He is 4 years old and makes sure I am doing everything properly.

ImageThis is my brown kitty. His name is Paulie. He is always more interested in getting his picture taken.

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