Okay.. I will start this off by saying if you have never bought a Colette pattern you will be amazed at the cute little package and sewing booklet that it comes with. The instructions were so simple that if I was learning again I would simply start with Colette. It was such a great sewing experience with the booklet it felt like you were creating a little story. If only all patterns and instructions were this great!
I normally cut a size 12 in other patterns as I wear about size 8-10 Aus. For this one I measured as a size 2 so I cut a size 4 just in case. This dress worked out fine as a size 4 but only because it had a bit of stretch in it. I would recommend cutting a size 6 for non stretch material which I then did.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this pattern. I knew instantly seeing this pattern and how it was made on pattern review that I would fall in love with this dress and want it in every colour imaginable! What can I start with, it has so many great features the two colours, especially having the pockets another colour that was nice. The sleeves were really cute finish, and the dress is made really beautifully.