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.
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.
So, I shall be making more of these in the spring. I really want a striped one…
24 thoughts on “Sewing Workshop Odette”
The puckering is very minor and the result is beautifully wearable, especially for a toile. Love the colour.
You always say the nicest things Hélène. I’m actually not sure about the colour, but it’s growing on me!
Really like that! Think I’ll look up that pattern. Have ten of their patterns, but they are much older. Thanks for sharing!
They have some great patterns so I would recommend a look!
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. 😉
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!
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.
Thanks Norma, I have a tiny little iron but I think this one needs a real blast of steam!
Interesting lines in this top and those seams probably need the steam as you say.
Yes, I must get round to doing it 😜
This asymmetrical top looks great. It has a good fit and the color is very nice.
Thanks Sonja I love that the fabric was free!
The seam lines make that an interesting top. I think a striped one will look super.
That looks great. I’m not familiar with their patterns so I will go and check them out.
It still tickles me that you see when camping 😀
I don’t think I get the best finish when camping so tend to stick to simple stuff. I think this one was a bit ambitious!
Nonsense. Whilst you won’t be able to get the same finish with your little iron that can be remedied once you’re home.
Yes, I just have to remember before I wear stuff though. This top is a case in point 😉
Well done! Stripes are always cool when turned this way and that. Looking forward to it!
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.
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.
The top looks great. Love that colour on you!