Added Dec 10, 2010
Hi there! Here is my first take on the Macaron, from Colette patterns! Good news: it works for plus size girls too! Also, this year, you CANNOT avoid lace!
Now, am I happy or not? Well, it depends… I am so so so happy about the pattern and the shape of the dress, but I am not pleased with my fabric… It looks like it is badly sewn and reflects the light in a weird way. Now, that is what happens when you try to spare money, while buying cheapish Polyesther… I have learned my lesson. But that is my only issue! When I have the dress on, I feel so nice and girly! And it fits really well too. Here are the pics:
-The global shape feels really good and fits me well (I might be wrong ;) )
-I am loving the lace pieces. They do not seem underlined at all when you look from the outside.
-A tiny bit of ease shows so easily with that black Poly… But I love my belt.
-First pockets success!
-Sleeves are perfect. The scallop shape hides the bottom of the arms…
I have added an “inside bell inset” with some interfacing to stiffen the contrast fabrics, because lace is not exactly steady ;)
I think that I will definitively re-use the Macaron pattern, but this time, with a better fashion fabric… I will still wear this for Christmas, because, even if I am ranting a bit, I still love this dress!
What do you think?
I have written two other posts about this project on my blog, if you are muslin geeks, you should" check it out":http://quirkyprettycute.blogspot.com/!
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