Okay, I will start this off by saying if you've never bought a Colette pattern you will be amazed at the cute little package and sewing booklet that comes with them. 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 pattern 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 it and want it in every colour imaginable! Why you ask? It has so many great features and is designed to include the two-ton look, the location of the pleats on the skirt and then the way the pockets slide into them. The sleeves were really cute and actually fit me quite well. Overall it was a really nice, cute dress that I'm already planning on making more of.