To keep up with my blogging spirit, here is another dress I recently finished
Macaron dress and my fifth’s Colette Pattern. I love this dress very much, it has a unique design and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. More importantly, I am excited about the project because of the fabric choices. First of all, I’ve wanted to sew from the many variety of ethnic fabrics from my home country, Indonesia. It is not easy to find a pattern or two that pairs well. So, after seeing a version done in Ikat fabric by Natasha, I am convinced that this pattern will work. Actually, I should not have worried so much, Ikat fabric is so versatile and has been widely adopted for clothing and home accessories. By the way, in order to preserve print and border, the fabric was cut widthwise and not longwise (on grainline), thankfully it wasn’t an issue
Secondly, this is my first project working with Silk. I want the contrasting fabric to be somewhat sheer because I really love this version by Darling Dexter so I picked the gold china silk. I must say I hate working with silk, it slips around so much and very sensitive. I didn’t use the right needle mainly because I was lazy to run to the nearby hancock fabric. Oh well, I hope to be better next time
There’s one thing I am not too happy about, the fit. It’s not that bad if I don’t each too much. After a big meal, I can feel this dress screaming for some air. I should have built in more positive ease. Time to hit the gym I guess.
Pattern Description: Macaron from Colette Pattern
Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size, I probably should have cut a size bigger. It is a bit too tight
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? oh yeah
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instruction is crystal clear
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like: I love the unique design, the use of contrasting fabric makes it really stand out
Dislike: I wish the pattern comes with a lining instruction. It’s not a big deal, I could have done without it
Fabric Used: Fashion fabric is Ikat Fabric from Bali and contrasting fabric is china silk. The main fabric is very affordable ($7 for 2 yards) and the contrasting fabric is a lot more expensive ($14/yard)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: no alteration at all
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I highly recommend it but perhaps will not sew again (Like Erica B, there’re way too many patterns I want to try out)