The “Goldmine” top | Sarah Gabbart
Fabric: 2.5 yards of gold silk from Jo Anns ($4 a yard – coupons son!!)
Pattern: Colette Jasmine (new pattern FTW!)
Year: c. 2011
Time to complete: about 4.5 hours
First worn: September 2011
Wear again? Yes yes yes!!
Total Cost: ~$10
Finally – I have a win this week! *Swish!* I have been lusting after all colors in the gold spectrum lately and decided to go for it with a muted gold fabric. My fall palette is awash in gold, gray, navy, bone and brown.
After searching through patterns in my stash, I was stumped on what I was going to make for this week. Then the mail arrived.
Once I opened the package and I gazed upon the two new patterns I ordered from Colette a month ago, I knew the Jasmine was what I was waiting for! It's the perfect top for my fall wardrobe!
The pattern, listed as beginner level, was very simple to make. The most difficult part for beginners (in my opinion) is setting in the sleeves, but the instructions explain this step well! Any beginners in the house? If so, have you tried sleeves before? Was it easy or difficult?
Although construction was easy, there are many pattern pieces to this top and as a result, it takes a little longe. Coupled with having to hang it up overnight before hemming (it's cut on the bias and needs to settle before hemming so it's not all crazy later!), this top took up a chunk of time but was worth every minute!
Next on the fall palette agenda: navy pants made with the other Colette Pattern I bought – the Clover!