Sunday, December 16, 2012

Colette Patterns Peony

Ummmm, yeah.  So, this is my contribution for the *coughOctobercough* sewalong.  Ooops.  So, this has been done for awhile now, but I was wanting to put on patch pockets, but I've been wearing it so much that I feel silly not putting it on my blog yet.  I have a knit skirt that I should put on the blog too.  I made it during the summer and I plan on making a ton of them.


Me and my Kayleigh-cakes :P
So, I did my usual putting width to the waist.  I shortened the waist darts by and inch and rotated the bust dart a little.  I am finding that these are probably the usual adjustments for Colette Patterns.  I also added an inch to the length of the skirt.  It wasn't much, but I think that it made a big difference.

I love this pattern.  It works with a big variety of fabric.  However, after all the muslins I made, it still turned out too big.  I couldn't figure it out, until I realized that I didn't take into account that this was a stretch fabric.  Oh well.  I just wear it with a belt and it's still roomy enough to make moving around easy.  I mean seriously, I cleaned my house in this dress the other day.

Sorry for the wrinkles!  There was no way I was going to iron this today!
This is what it looks like unbelted:
Nice, but I think it looks better belted.

There is like an inch or two extra in the waist
The back...probably worst invisible zipper I've ever done...but that's fine.

I don't know if you guys noticed, but I don't do great in front of the camera.  I'm not all that photogenic.  My husband and daughter are crazy photogenic though.  Pretty much every picture we take of my daughter turns out beautiful.  Need proof??  Okay, you talked me into it!


  1. Looks great. I love the fabric. ANd your little one is adorable!

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  3. This dress looks great - and I prefer the belted look as it gives you great shape! Must try one of these dress patterns soon.
    And your little girl is adorable - the camera just loves her...J

  4. What a beautiful dress you made, and I love how you styled it! I found your blog when I was browsing the Colette pool on flickr, by the way.

  5. I think this dress looks lovely! I love how you've matched up the plaid on the bodice and skirt, and I think the belt adds a nice pop of color :) Well done, and I hope you get to wear it often!