Black and White Colette Jasmine

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First of all, I’d like to say that I didn’t start this project with the intention of blatantly copying Colette’s example of this shirt but what can I say – I wanted a classic look without a print (because I need more solid neutral tops to mix and match) and I really liked the collar and sleeves on version 2.

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So I made this black and white Jasmine and I really like it! The white fabric is a smooth and silky rayon that worked well on the bias. Unfortunately it is super see-through so I have to wear a cami underneath and you can kind of see the facing as well. I’m thinking about trimming the facing down so that the collar covers up the edge.

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The black collar is leftover linen from the Anouk dress I made a few days ago. Yay for stash busting!

I had never made a top on the bias before but I really like it. It skims the body and you don’t need zippers or buttons or any type of clasp to put it on. Another yay! I hate unnecessary closures on tops.

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Since the collar ties are really too short to tie Colette came up with a clever little loop in the center front to slip the ties through.

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I also really loved the pointed cuff detail. If I have any complaint it’s that I think the sleeves are a little big around for my taste. I’d have preferred a more fitted sleeve.

I don’t know if I’ll try the other version of this pattern but I’m not totally against giving it a go.

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Justin thinks this top reminds him of a sailor shirt but I’m leaning more towards a 60s French style. What do you think?

I just realized that this is only the third Colette pattern I’ve made. I like several of their designs but I’m surprised I haven’t sewing many of their patterns. I’m hoping to try the Clovers next. I’m crossing my fingers they they work for me!