Thursday, January 21, 2016

Colette Macaron 1001: Macaron dress



 

This poor pattern has been totally hacked and changed from the original this time. I sit a lot in my job and I found the original skirt was quite poofy when I was sitting but I also hated the full circle skirt version I made (I never even wore it after the photos, gave it to the salvos instead). This is maybe a 1/4 circle skirt and it seems to work really well.


I had trouble fitting this dress, it seems the combination of a changing shape and using a knit that has 4 way stretch made it too long. I'd basted it together for a try on and I'm glad I did because I ended up unpicking it more times than I'd like to admit to get it to fit better!
I changed construction order too - so the side seams were the last to be sewn up. This is my new favourite technique, makes it so easy to adjust at a later date.


Pattern details;
Size 12 knit yoke (got the idea from Patty the Snug Bug)
Size 18 bodice with the darts converted into princess seams
Skirt is from Newlook 6390

Fabric details; Sateen is from Spotlight and the knit is from GJ Discount fabrics. I'm slowly sewing through my stash!

8 comments:

  1. that is a fantastic dress, great ideas and it looks perfect on you. Love it.

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  2. Great work on the modifications. The knit top must make it really comfy and the skirt has the perfect amount of flare.

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  3. Oh it's gorgeous! Looks super practical too - I love the longer sleeves on it.

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  4. Love this dress on you...very flattering. Great idea to use a knit with the cotton sateen. Must be nice and comfortable to wear.

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  5. All the work was worth it, it looks really lovely. I think it looks so smart on you and I love the monochrome.

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  6. One of the nicest Macarons I've seen. You look fab in it.

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  7. Lovely dress. It really suits you.

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