DSC03311 So I really wanted to trek it to Hawthorn Ave to take pictures of my Hawthorn dress, that seemed so meta to me. However, the mister was hungry so that didn’t happen… boo. I love this dress so much!!! I hope I didn’t go too cutesy with the heart shaped buttons for a grown-ass woman. Essentially if I’m left to my own devices I dress myself like a toddler. True story: at the library on Saturday a baby laughed at me for wearing the same shoes as her. In fact the same shoes I’m wearing in these photos #grownupfetus

DSC03320This dress is beautifully drafted. and much more fitted than previous Colette’s. I did absolutely no adjustments to the size/ fit. This is a straight size 4 and fits pretty darn perfect. I know a lot of petite women struggle with Colette’s because they are drafted for a bustier figure than most commercial patterns. The fit is intended for a C cup in case you didn’t know. If you’re a curvier lady though, this should fit great!

DSC03322This fabric came from the Pendleton Woolen Mill. They are having their summer clearance sale and all of their 100% cotton fabric is only $2.50 a yard. So awesome! They just sell off the remaining fabric from their clothing line and it’s supah nice. Almost all of the cotton is plaid shirting, except for this lavender oxford shirting I picked up. If you’re in the Portland, OR area I recommend checking them out.

DSC03305I found these buttons at the Button Emporium. Man that place is a trip! I was really torn between these white hearts and some purple elephant buttons they had. Or maybe I should have gone with wizards and dragons. Β or Virgin Mary buttons? The options are endless there. I went with the hearts because that was my original vision.

DSC03312I sewed this according to the directions except for the collar and pockets. I read in the Flickr group that if you sew the collar with 5/8″ seam allowance it comes out too small, so I stitched it at 1/4″. I also drafted these big ass patch pockets. I knew I wanted pockets but I didn’t want to add side seam pockets which would add bulk to the skirt and affect how it hangs. These are inspired by the shape of the pockets on jeans. I took photos of my process, to write a post showing you how to make them. Soon guys… soon.

DSC03302The guts of this dress are serged and this is a nice well made dress that I’m kind if in love with. The way this moves with me when I walk is perfection. Bravo Sarai! This is my favorite Colette pattern so far.


28 thoughts on “Hawthorn

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. How amazing that it fit you right out the envelope. Nice! The added stitching and pockets really add a sweet (but not saccharine sweet) element to the dress.

  2. I love the style of this dress, its super flattering on! And I love your sandals, that kid was obviously just laughing at your shared good taste πŸ˜‰

  3. It’s so much fun seeing all the different versions of the Hawthorn pop up all over the place – yours is super cute. And don’t worry about dressing as a toddler, me and my 4 yo daughter have the same favourite coolour – PINK! – so I kind of feel childish too! πŸ™‚

  4. This is gorgeous! And don’t worry, I would dress myself like a toddler if left unattended too ;o) I have so much love for this pattern and I’ve already planned a blouse and a second dress!

  5. What a great idea on the pockets. I left out in-seam pockets on a dress I made earlier this year because they made me more conscious of my pear-shape. But this idea is like – pow, here are my pockets on the outside and no bulk on the inside! Great.

    • Hi Diane, crying like that is a good sign. It shows that the Word is miristening to you in a deep way. When our heart is touched we feel emotions, and crying is a release of emotions. This is not a crying for sadness, but one of blessing. Evidently, now you are getting more from the Word than you ever got before. You can feel the impact even if your logical mind cannot fully grasp what is going on. This is great, keep going, you are being transformed by the power of the Word.

  6. Ooooh me likey! I’ve been on the fence with purchasing this one, I think I just gotta do it. I love you heart buttons, I actually just bought a bunch of multi colored gel heart buttons and some gold star buttons at the flea market. Not juvenile at all!!

  7. I loved my Saltwater sandals as a little girl, and I snatched up two pairs when I found out that they came in adult sizes too. Well done on the shoes and on the gorgeous dress!!!

    • Thanks for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love studying more on this topic. If ataenitbla, as you turn out to be an expert, would you mind updating your blog with more details?

  8. I’ve been debating on sewing this pattern – it looks so cute! I think it’s funny you say that you dress yourself like a toddler… I’ve recently noticed that I do the same. I had to stop myself the other day from asking a 6 year old where her parents got her outfit LMFAO!

    -Amy (www.thatssewamy.com)

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