Sewing Workshop Odette

During Me-Made-May I kept seeing some fabulous clothes and a lot of them seemed to be from The Sewing Workshop. Now I do already have a couple of their patterns and they are all a little bit edgy, so I wasn’t surprised that I was tempted by more. I bought the Odette & Ivy pattern and set about making Odette whilst I was camping last week.


I used a bit more of the greenish cotton knit that I found at REmida (a local reuse facility) as I was treating this as a wearable muslin.

This is a pattern with a lot of nice details and it actually reminded me a bit of my leap of faith top. Odette is the top on the left.

odette & ivy

It was surprisingly simple to make. I do think that my neck binding could have been a little bit shorter and was tempted to remove it and have another go, but decided that it wasn’t enough of a concern for a toile.

I really like the shape of the back, although I’m not sure why that seam is puckering a bit – perhaps because I didn’t press it well enough.DSC07984

So, I shall be making more of these in the spring. I really want a striped one…DSC07974


24 thoughts on “Sewing Workshop Odette

  1. Really like that! Think I’ll look up that pattern. Have ten of their patterns, but they are much older. Thanks for sharing!


  2. I think the color looks great on you, very pretty. It compliments your skin tone beautifully. I’d say the top is a winner too.

    That’s an interesting pattern, but perplexes me a little. Do you think the seams on the left side of the body are meant to be fitted as princess seams? I’ve just bought my first SW pattern and a Diane Ericson one, the Fault Lines one. I couldn’t face another plain vanilla tee-shirt unless it was In some really exotic fabric or the Sewing Fairy dropped a load of silk jersey on me. 😉


    1. I don’t think it’s a princess seam, all their patterns are strange which is what makes them interesting to me. I agree about vanilla tee shirts which is why I went for this one. I haven’t heard of Diane Ericson – off to look now!


  3. You did it while camping? How did you manage to press it all? It’s lovely and I wouldn’t worry too much about the seam; it’s not very noticeable.


  4. I really like this top on you and the details are really lovely. I have bought two pattern from this company and so far, I have only made one which was a dress. It was a total disaster and I was so disappointed as I love the line drawing. I should have read reviews before buying it because on PR I read that everyone else had the same problems a s me. I must try the second pattern which is pants and a top and luckily the reviews read well. I am becoming quite weary of Indie patterns and learning to go back to where I was before I discovered online Indie patterns and adapt Burda Style as I always use to.


    1. I am so surprised that you had a disaster. When I looked at this designer I could see she was really well known and experienced. I never check PR until it’s too late so I’ve had the odd catastrophe. I know what you mean about Indie patterns – they all start looking the same to me, which is why I was drawn to The Sewing Workshop – I liked the detail.


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