Colette Parfait in Fuschia Wax

Added Nov 19, 2012

by cathytxtwfr

Ouidah, Benin

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My first dress made here in Benin from a .pdf pattern! Because I didn’t know how to sew an invisible zipper with a treadle machine, I had to ask local tailors to help me. And they were more than happy to teach me how to do it.

I wrote about it (and the tailors) in my blog

Material Notes

Phoenix Wax

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

Credits

Colette

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    Nov 20, 2012, 12.51 AMby bjr99

    Beautiful dress. I love the fact that you made it on a treadle sewing machine. I too began sewing on a treadle. Keep working at it. It is a fantastic way to learn all of the traditonal sewing techniques.

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      Nov 20, 2012, 07.47 AMby cathytxtwfr

      thank you! the treadle is also great for when the electricity goes out, because i just put on my headlamp and continue sewing as if nothing has happened

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    Nov 19, 2012, 10.58 PMby bethmaryharley

    Beautiful dress! And your blog looks really interesting – I’d love to go to Benin one day! :)

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      Nov 20, 2012, 07.47 AMby cathytxtwfr

      yes! benin is lovely and i’m so happy to be here

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    Nov 19, 2012, 03.08 PMby jadealamode

    lovely dress

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    Nov 19, 2012, 11.01 AMby Mary Athey

    fab dress and the fabrics so lovely. congrats on making your first dress and making it so well x

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      Nov 20, 2012, 07.48 AMby cathytxtwfr

      thank you so much. thank you also for the nice comment on my blog :)

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