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
This 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!
This 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.
I 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. or Virgin Mary buttons? The options are endless there. I went with the hearts because that was my original vision.
I 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.
The 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.