Added Jan 19, 2013
I made it! This dress was frustrating for me – not because of the dress or the pattern or the fabric but because my machine was unbalanced. I had to readjust the needle bar height before I realized what was going on. Threads would snap every few inches and I started losing sewing confidence. But in the end even with all the threads and the trouble… it’s on the inside and nobody can see it except me. In any case I know more about how a sewing machine works now.
Also I didn’t line up the sides exactly with the side zipper… oops. I never paid much attention before as I’ve only use side zippers in dresses with no contrast fabrics. Lesson learned, next time I will make sure to align them correctly.
The dress is a bit too short for me (knees are a no no here) but I still enjoyed making it, especially the practice with a lining.
I wrote more in my sewing journal here: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2013/01/19/colette-chantilly
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
Meg's Magazine Mash Up!
Check out Meg's latest mash up of our Straight Skirt, and how she made it look so yummy!
Member Project of the Week
The latest Elie Saab collection inspired this hand-beaded dress by chanel2005.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.