This is the reason I learned how to sew.
|See the invisible zipper? No? Good! I FINALLY learned how to do it!|
Pattern: Colette Patterns Macaron
Fabric: Linen/Cotton blend - navy solid, pattern by Dena Designs (available for purchase here)
Modifications: This dress required extensive alterations to fit my frame. The effort was TOTALLY worth it. There's an illusion that I've got curves! The only other modification I made was to do a standard narrow hem instead of blind-stitched.
Thoughts: I could not possibly be happier with this dress. Could. Not. Possibly. It's the first time I've completed something for myself that I'm 100% pleased with and will wear again. The fabric is high quality and classic. This will be a wardrobe staple.
The pattern was so easy to follow. Each time I use Colette patterns it's like a mini-sewing lesson.
The only complaint I have is that the pattern called for the same amount of fabric for all sizes. I cut a size 4 on 54" fabric and had a WHOLE YARD left over. Not a big deal except that it's $20 a yard.
There's not much else to say except IT FEELS SO GOOD to have a nice dress that FITS!
(Side note: There aren't really any pictures of the back. Ryan was my photographer, and when I sat down to edit this post I noticed that my facing was sticking up in the back in all the pictures. "Why didn't you tell me?" I asked. "I thought it was supposed to look like The Fonz," he replied.)
**You can track my Macaron progress here**