Finally…real sewing FO to show after a few months. Here it is, the Rooibos Dress from Colette Patterns. I’ve been hoarding Colette Patterns but haven’t sewn anything. Anyway,
Uggh I don’t like the wrinkles on the skirt.
Pattern Description: Rooibos Dress from Colette Patterns. Slim dress with high inset waist, gored straight skirt, and scalloped pockets. The wide neckline has a tiny collar formed from a facing in a contrasting fabric
Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size, bust 33″
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instruction is very clear. Crystal in fact. Each step is very logical and easy to follow. I think I am paying $18 for this pattern because of it clarity. When I sewed Coffee Date Dress, I had a hard time sewing all-in-one-facings and it is explained in a very logical way here. The only thing is I wish Sarai, the designer, addresses SBA and FBA because her patterns attract a wide range of body size and shape.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Nothing I dislike. I like the sweet and simple style and I like how manageable this pattern is
Fabric Used: To be honest with you, I have no idea what this fabric is. It feels like the backside of crepe de chine. I acquired this fabric from either my mom or sister’s stash. Nobody seemed to care when I asked if I could have it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did an SBA since the bust is a little big. I tried on the paper pattern and lapped about 1/2″ right around the apex as a way to pinch out the excess area.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, I want to make it in different fabric. I highly recommend this pattern for every seamstress out there including beginners.
Here is the back
The back is a tad wrinkle. I should have played with the darts, I think.
Photos are taken at the pool area by my hotel in Santa Barbara, where we spent our Labor Day Weekend. People were staring at me and probably thought what on earth is she doing at this cheap hotel. oh well, otherwise picture taking will have to wait for two weeks since Mr. Su will be out of the country this coming weekend.