Well, my sewing plans this week took a sudden turn towards the Colette Laurel after seeing Rachel's version from House of Pinheiro! I loved her dress so much I wanted to make my own version. I then managed to make a lace and also a blue cotton twill version. All three dresses are fully lined and finished amazingly thanks to the brilliance of this pattern. This dress is such a nice fitting dress and perfect for something casual, comfortable but also very pretty!
It took me a while to find a pattern that I could make into this lace version and I am pretty happy with the result considering this was my first time working with lace. I also managed to use French seams, another first! There is only a small pleat at the front and two back pleats so it was really easy to work with the lining to create this dress. I then used the cotton lining to bind the sleeves and around the neck.
So this is my knock off for Rachel's version. I pretty much tried to copy it exactly, just using different fabric. I loved the use of buttons and its funny when the actual buttons end up costing you more than the dress! Thanks Spotlight! Check out Rachels original if you can it's amazing!
This next dress was just using some extra fabric I had in my stash that I thought would look nice. I ended up cutting a size 4 for this pattern for all three but I had to take it in quite a bit at the back and down the sides. I always try and cut larger pattern sizing because you just don't know when things will be too big or small in certain areas. It was pretty easy to take this in at the back and I would probably continue to do this. I also found for all three I had to cut a small amount off the arm holes to accommodate for my shoulder width. I then used the Colette Macaron sleeves. I find I tend to use the Colette Macaron sleeves for other patterns as well because they just fit so nicely.
All three dresses fully lined and overlocked around the arm holes.
I also have my Hen's party coming up so I really want to make something fun and special for the night. I'm thinking something Pink! I will have to do some more Pinterest research for that one but I only have 5 weeks left.... eeiikk its going to be my wedding day before I know it!
Totally booking myself into the hairdressers tomorrow after seeing these photos haha!! Thanks for putting up with my daggyness!
♥♥♥ Erin ♥♥♥