I Made a Dress!

My inner sewing goddess is jumping up and down, clapping her hands like a six year old! It’s a navvvvy dress with white polka dots and… I MADE IT!  The fit is horrible. It makes my shoulders look slopey and my boobs look saggy but I still LOVE it anyway. colette dahlia dress It’s a Colette Dahlia pattern. And here’s what I learnt:

1. I’m not in proportion

Colette Dahlia Dress

2. Making a dress is kinda complicated

Colette Dahlia Dress

3. Invisible zips aren’t as scary as you think

Colette Dahlia Dress

4. Kick pleats are a nightmare to hem, expletives were uttered and no, I won’t post a photo of my derrière

Would I make this dress again? Probably not. The fit is really baaad on me! Maybe it’s time for another peg bag?

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2 thoughts on “I Made a Dress!

  1. Gah. I’m debating whether to make this pattern (after paying more for it than I’ve ever paid for any pattern) and I’m kind of down on it. My measurements are similar to yours. Maybe I’ll try to blend sizes? I was already kind of regretting the purchase because of the hard (like hard lines, not like difficult) chest pleats.

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