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Most of you know what the Colette Violet blouse looks like. Some of you might remember my first Violet blouse and those of you who chat with me on Twitter, remember that there’s actually an undocumented Violet– the one with the awesome white shirting I got from The French Seam. (It’s white and has a peter pan collar and I don’t know what to wear it with since it makes me look like I’m role playing a overdeveloped school girl.)

I’m blogging about this blouse because it’s a print. This is somewhat new for me. When I started making my own clothes, I was actually drawn to prints. Then, I started working toward a better fit and I went solids. My costumes sometimes get prints but most of the time I just prefer texture to a print.

Let me stop talking and show you a couple of pictures.

abstract floral violet abstract floral violet side abstract floral violet front abstract floral violet back

What do you think? Should I keep trying to wear prints? What kind of prints do you recommend for me? I have worked with stripes but they don’t scare me as much as prints do. Share your first forays into sewing with prints.

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