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Colette Laurel 3/4 Sleeved Top

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hello again After my first make of 2017 – The Merchant & Mills Curlew long-sleeved top, I decided to make another top, this time the Laurel by Colette Patterns. I’ve had this paper pattern for a few years now.  When I first bought it I had a go at making the dress, which didn’t go so well due my lack of experience in fitting patterns.  This time I decided to make the 3/4 sleeve top using a lightweight denim. “The fit is semi-loose with a fitted bust and back darts to keep the shape streamlined”.  The Laurel by Colette Patterns Making this garment has also enabled me to have a go at improving some of my sewing techniques.  I’ve used French seams on the sides of the garment, and flat and fell seam for the back seam which is a nice decorative feature. Instructions for s French Seam –  Reader’s Digest, Complete Guide to Sewing (see photograph above) With wrong sides of fabric together stitch 10 mm from the edge of the fabric. Trim seam allowance …