Added Feb 25, 2013
Hmm… while I love this pattern, the fabric I chose was horrible. It was crinkly, rough, scratchy, and stiff. I hated touching it, so you can imagine how I feel about wearing it. I also need to learn more about fit as it just fit very oddly in the bust area. Maybe I should lower the darts? I felt like the darts sat way too high above my breasts and created a very pointy silhouette that was empty (i have a very wide upper torso but very flat as well). It was also way too big for me at first, so i took in the side seams, but then I made it too small. I’ve still got a lot to learn! I liked the large pockets and the way I could play with stripes. I will definitely be remaking this pattern in a different fabric as well as experimenting with the fit. My bra straps are showing but its a perfect dress for holding a dog since I decided that this dress is headed for the recycling bin one day!
I wrote more in my sewing journal here: http://cathywu.com/journal/treadling/2013/02/25/colette-hazel-the-scorpion/
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