Sunday, November 22, 2015

KZJO' Studio - Cosette - Pattern of the Month

The Cosette is the pattern of the month for November at KZJO' Studio. It's on sale for $6.75 through November 30th.

Kaysie (aka KZ) of KZJO' Studio has great patterns. One thing I love about her patterns is that she designs for a "real" woman that has hips! Most of her patterns have a slight curve to the hip area and makes them fit really great.

I was a pattern tester for the Cosette awhile back - you can read about it HERE.

The Cosette is a very unique top. It's a great pattern that uses woven fabrics and is especially good for flannels for a fall top. The side panels are cut on the bias which adds interest and gives some ease to the fit. The way the front and back are shaped (like an hourglass) really helps to emphasize the waistline creating a slimming silhouette.

I decided to hack this pattern for this month. It's a fairly simple hack. I replaced the side panels and sleeves with a knit. I also sized down when doing this hack since the knit will give more ease to the pattern.

The top below I made using a pieced woven (purchased this way) that I probably bought dirt cheap or picked up for free since it was a small remnant and some black baby rib knit. The front and back of the top are woven and the side panels are knit. Since I used knit for the side panels - there was no need to cut them on the bias. I really love how this top came out.

Here is a second Cosette I made. The Front and Back are a Birch Organic flannel - I bought it at the Wherehouse Fabric Outlet in the Dallas Fabric District for $2.50 for the 1 yard piece. The sleeves and side panels are a french terry that I purchased at C&C Fabrics - also in the Dallas Fabric District for $1/yard! I really love how this one came out. It's so warm and cozy. Excuse my crazy hair - the winds were howling at 30 mph.