'Call me' party frock

Added Aug 24, 2011


Brisbane, Australia






Proudest sewing moment to date! This is the Macaron Dress by Colette Patterns. I went for a slim fit so I made the original measurement really snug. The two ends of the waist band didn’t meet during the first fitting (I didn’t merge the waist and bust measurements) but the dress was saved by Colette’s 5/8 seam allowance (which turned into 3/8). I decided I wanted cute capped puff sleeves instead of the longer ones in the pattern and also against a contrast waistband. Overall, I still can’t believe it went this swimmingly!


Material Notes

Retro Telephone fabric by Luli Sanchez for timeless treasures
Up-cycled cream polyester from another dress, really silky and lovely to wear.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Feb 1, 2012, 04.25 PMby vasgarcia

    That is adorable! LOVE the fabric.

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    Dec 21, 2011, 09.43 AMby bernieandi

    I adore your version of the Macaron. Gorgeous!

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    Sep 4, 2011, 07.26 PMby Mai-der

    Amazing fabric and dress!!! Great work!

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    Aug 26, 2011, 12.25 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    super fun and great outcome! i keep meaning to make this. prhaps that is what i shall do this weekend! thanks for the inspiration lovely!

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    Aug 25, 2011, 01.03 AMby wildcatspow

    Super cute!

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    Aug 24, 2011, 05.13 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I agree that the telephone print is AWESOME, but you did a fantastic job on the Macaron regardless. Lovely and fun dress.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 04.48 PMby peaches2218

    This is really amazingly lovely. I’m kind of iffy on the Macaron, but your version is another point in its favour. Great work! Actually, I think maybe what I like about it is the slim fit, come to think of it. This style doesn’t look good loose.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 11.31 AMby violetsky

    Please can you tell me where in Brisbane you got this fabric so I can send my friend to go get me some. I LOVE IT. The alteration you did on the sleeves is brilliant, the whole dress is amazing. Everytime I see the macaron done it is so vastly different from the one before it.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 10.01 AMby kelerabeus

    This telephone print is amazing, I want it! The dress looks great on you, I love the first picture with the blurred background.

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    Aug 24, 2011, 06.53 AMby prettysewinggirl

    Great work! It looks really well made :) Enjoy!

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