I adore how my Parfait fits and what a quality finished product is created from Sarai's patterns. I've had my eye on Chantilly and Ceylon watching how it looks on fellow busty and pear-shaped sewists.
When Colette Patterns announced they were retiring 5 patterns, I recalled how much I love my parfait and I had just recovered some money by destashing some of my coveted Moonrover Rainbow Batts plus a huge lot of vintage buttons, I knew the timing was right to buy a few new patterns.
I've been contemplating a change to the skirt that I made from sewing clothes kids love. The reason is the skirt is rather heavy and it ends up around my hips, not at my waist, most of the time. And the more I think about it when I wear it, the more I really want it as a dress. So my dream is to combine it with part of a Colette pattern and then keep the skirt the way it is.
I've had the skirt and my parfait hanging up in front of my cutting table and work area. It helps me to look at them day after day and contemplate the finished results. The more I think about it the more it's not the parfait that I really want as a look for this. What I'm really looking for is actually Chantilly.
I think the round neckline will nicely echo the curved hem of the top skirt. I'm even contemplating removing the underskirt. But time will tell as I make the top piece. And given that I only have three quarters of a yard left of this lovely Heather Bailey pop garden fabric, I have to sparingly use it and combine with other fabrics.
What do you think? What would you do?