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/
Design your own dresses with the latest special price technique kit.
Check out these new costume sewing patterns for the whole family!
Member Project of the Week
EstherMarguerite modified this halter style with straps and a fun Hawaiian print.
4 weekly drawings, including a Grand Prize valued at more than $4,000!
Sign up for Meg Healy's tailoring course, now until 10/7.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.