Friday, 4 March 2011

Sew Weekly: Colette & Colour


YAY! Introducing my most recent Sew Weekly creation! I teased you through the week, and you may have seen my post yesterday on Mena's blog, but here's some darling photos just for you!


The pattern is a Colette Rooibos, and the fabric an old tablecloth, with some MAGNIFICENT flowers. If you can imagine a large square (as the tablecloth's original form), with a white line edging/border, the large clusters of flowers were in the corners and some other smaller flowers along the border. And now it's a beautiful little mini dress!




I'm so super happy with it, hence all these photos! Every part of the dress was planned out, to suit the flower placement, and this little vertical white line (on the back waistband, above) was the only small mistake with putting it all together, and it's not actually that bad!

So I just was looking at some of the comments on my Sew Weekly post, and noticed SARAI who MAKES Colette Patterns left a comment! I'm over the moon!


Wish I could stick around and gush a bit more, but I've got to go and work (and hopefully survive!) at SOUNDWAVE, which is a punk, hardcore & metal festival in Melbourne today. Thank you for your feedback as well, darlings! This has been such a fun week of sewing for me, and I get all dizzy when it works out so well! Best dress all year! *gush*

18 comments:

  1. I actually really like the white line and thought it was deliberate!! You look gorgeous.

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  2. This is seriously the most gorgeous dress I have ever seen in my life!!

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  3. That is so cute. When I first looked at the dress I thought the white was an utterly gorgeous piping detail,so I would not call it a mistake.
    I notice you did not use the turn down facing detail for this dress, any reasons other than just fancying it without?

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  4. Amazing!. Love the photos too, you look like a little modern Alice in a big wonderland.

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  5. Beautiful! Your care with the placement really paid off.

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  6. That looks amazing on you! This is the one colette pattern that I have never been that into but I love it on you!

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  7. Your dress is amazing! Only you can find such vintage fabrics and turn them into beautiful garments :)

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  8. I adore all these photos! The dress is FANTASTIC! Probably my favorite so far :-)

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  9. Love, love, love the dress and the fabric and you look amazing in it. x

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  10. Fabulous! Has exceeded all my expectations of your wonderful talent for turning out adorable dresses!

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  11. That is such a cute dress and you are very pretty in it. Love the pictures. Where are you standing, in a tent? :-)

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  12. this REALLY is magnificent, veronica. it is just. PERFECT. perfectly picked, perfectly placed, perfectly made!

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  13. Wow babe, I love the close up shots. The dress looks even more magnificent in them and I am sure even more gorgeous in real life! Hope you had fun at the event! You got me looking online for old tablecloth!

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  14. THANKS GUYS!

    ARGH x a million!

    @KBenco - I did make the facing details, as I followed the pattern to a 'T'... but as I faced them with the grey material (same as the pockets), when I ironed them to poke out, it kind clashed and made the dress look like 'too much stuff was going on'... so I've folded them down for the photos here, and am going to stitch them to the facing on the inside.

    @Karin I'm at Vault, a Melbourne sculpture!

    xoxo

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  15. You have done a fantastic job of the dress and the placement of the fabric! Tablecloths have never looked so good! I love it! Have fun at the wedding. :)

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  16. holy cannoli, this must be one of my favorite versions of the rooibos yet! the rooibos is, by far, the first Colette pattern I fell in love with and I finally got the courage to buy it last year and I've been tearing my hair out over what fabric to sew it with -- thanks for this bold inspiration! I also think it looks lovely without the mini collar and the piping, the fabric and cut does all the work :)

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  17. I'm late to the commenting party (been on holiday) but still need to say I LOVE your dress. The fabric is gorgeous and you look stunning in these photos. Great work :)

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