This is just a pip—I won a big contest!
I had a rather crappy day (nothing major, just didn’t sleep well and you know how that affects everything you do all day long), so boy was this a delightful surprise. I actually started jumping up and down when I got the email and Mel had to tell me to stand still because I wasn’t making any sense. Hee hee!
So what did I win? The Colette Patterns blog name contest! They’re going to rename their blog “The Coletterie”. Me me me, I came up with that! OMG! Can you believe it?
I get to pick two patterns as my prize, but so far I only am sure about one. I definitely want Crepe:
|Image from Colette Patterns|
And I’m not sure about the second one. I have Sencha (and I can’t wait to try their lace yoke modification) for it. I like Negroni for Mel, but not sure I’m at that point in my sewing yet. I was contemplating Macaron, which I think could be vintage-d up. Or Parfait? I love the pockets and the straps closing with a button on the front kind of like overalls, but not sure if my rather large girls would be very flattered by the bust shape. Perhaps the cami/slip Cinnamon, but Nutmeg is also lovely in the underthings department (which I’ve never tried sewing, it must be said). I love tap pants.
What would you pick? Have you made any of them that you’d particularly recommend?
This is so exciting! A big huge thank you to the Colette crew for picking my blog name idea out of over 200 entries (wow)! ♥
Sassy Lassies Vintage Life says
How very exciting. I looked it over the first day they posted, but I could not think of anything catchy. Congrats to you!!!
Congrats! That’s a very creative name, sounds like a it would be a little french restaurant. I’d totally go for the Crepe, very vintage and classic.
Lauren Hairston says
Congrats! You came up with an awesome blog name! How exciting to get two Colette patterns, as well. I think if Macaron was made with a sheer yoke it could be very late ’50s/early ’60s. Too bad everything is so pretty–makes your choice a difficult one!
CONGRATS! I love that name!! It’s great! I’m going to be sewing up parfait soon (my first coletterie pattern) 😉 I am going to make it as a 1940’s pinafore style dress! Ceylon is also very 40’s and has nice lines…Can’t wait to see what you choose!
That’s so cool! Congratulations. And a very cute clever name too.
Straight Talking Mama! says
oooh congrats, fab name! Well done!
I would pick the forthcoming sweet blouse with the peter pan collar featured in week 4 of the spring palette challenge. It’s you.
Congratulations–I love the name you came up with for the CP blog. 🙂 I vote for the Macaroon pattern, but then again, I might be slightly prejudiced… It’s sitting in my “to sew this spring” pile right now and I’ve been contemplating all sorts of various fabric combinations and modifications. hehe!
Hooray! Congratulations — and the name is parfait. 🙂
Ivy Black says
How exciting and what a brilliant name. Well done you. I would pick Macaroon.
congrats on winning 🙂
Moxie Tonic says
Congrats! What a fabulous name for their blog, I’m glad they picked it!! And because I’m sure you want my two cents ;D I’ve been coveting the Macaron (love the possibilities for that contrasting top yoke), and the Beignet (I’m a sucker for high waists, and honestly both names sound delicious).
Congratulations! I think it’s a cute name indeed.
Miss P says
That is a fab name, you clever thing. You shouldbe working in brand development or something! Is Beignet one of theirs? I keep seeing versions of that and it looks like a great pattern and a brilliant basic you could reinvent over and over again.
@Miss P Thanks, although I think it was just a fluke lucky pick! Yes, Beignet is one of their patterns, and while not my style I could see how ubiquitous it could be. I ended up picking Crepe and Parfait. 🙂