I recently made this Colette Sorbetto which I entered in a contest that Colette Patterns was holding on Instagram. I tagged the photo of my sorbetto with the hashtag #Colettesorbetto and I was entered into the contest. The contest involved the team at Colette picking the top three out of all the submissions and the public picking the winner out of the top three.
At the end of the contest I was fortunate enough to come in tied at first place with dgomagpie and her fabulous Sorbetto! I have never won anything in my life except for those disposable toys from Chuck-E-Cheese, so I was thrilled and could not thank Colette and everyone who voted enough!
I have a blog post about the making of this sorbetto which you can read here. This is a great pattern for a chic blouse that can be dressed up or down and does not take a tremendous amount of time to make. As of now, the pattern is free to download from Colette’s website which makes creating this blouse for yourself a no-brainer.
After a few days passed I received my prizes in the mail which are highlighted here.
Part of these amazing prizes is a 50 dollar gift certificate to Colette patterns which I plan on using to purchase a few of the patterns that are on my wishlist. I look forward to writing about my future purchases on this blog and what I decide to venture upon in Colette’s impressive catalog of patterns.
I also received Colette’s Sewing Planner which I think is the perfect companion for any sewist who desires to keep all of their plans, ideas and inspiration in one lovely little book.
The planner has sections for each season which allows you to properly organize and jot down ideas about current and future projects.
I have used my first project page on my current project which is the Agnes by Tilly and The Buttons. The project pages allow you to include a fabric swatch, supplies needed for the project, customizations etc.
I also received a pair of beautiful Gingher Knife Edge Spring Action Dressmaker’s Shears that are unlike any shears I have ever had. I already own the 8 inch Gingher Dress Making shears, and they are exquisite (and gold), however they do not have a spring and can be difficult sometimes to use due to the blades hesitating to open while cutting fabric. These new shears open freely because of the spring which allows less effort while cutting. I am so blessed to have two durable pairs of dressmaking shears now and am sure that both will last me forever.
And this Pin! this pin is everything!
Since I began to sew again at the beginning of the year I have been overwhelmed by the love and support from the online sewing community and this experience was no different. Thank you again to all who voted and I will use my new prizes to create things that I hope will inspire others to sew too.
Have a beautiful day!