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Laurel in Black and White

Added Apr 12, 2013

by ceriserouge

Antwerp, Belgium






I made this black and white Laurel as a wearable muslin but I like it a lot!
I’m so happy I gave it a try .
I cut a size 14 according to the sizing table, but it was way to big. Some serious granny-alarm went of!
I made the darts in the back 8 cm deeper and took in the sideseams by 4 cm. I cut 15 cm of the bottom, because it was way to long.
I decided to draft and add my own collar, because I thought it was a bit plain without a collar.

Material Notes

Pattern: Laurel by Colette Patterns
Fabric: polycotton blend from stash
Biais tape: stash
Fusible interfacing: stash




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Apr 21, 2013, 08.43 PMby nookie

    Are you sure you got the sizing right. I cut a size 8\10 for colette patterns and you are definitely no bigger than me. In Australian\European sizing I am normally a 14.

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      Apr 21, 2013, 09.14 PMby ceriserouge

      I took my measurements again and according to my hip measurements I’m a size 14 (44")… But when I put it on, it was huge so maybe I’m not. It’s weird, cause with their Laurel and their macaron I fit easily into an 8.
      I’m a 12 or 14 depending on the fit in UK sizing, so it’s a bit weird. Next time I’ll definitely cut a smaller size!

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    Apr 21, 2013, 08.39 PMby nookie

    super cute version

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    Apr 21, 2013, 12.11 PMby frkbustad

    Looks lovely! I really like the collar, and the fabric is smashing.

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      Apr 21, 2013, 09.14 PMby ceriserouge

      Thanks for your compliments!

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    Apr 13, 2013, 01.58 PMby ceriserouge

    Thank you all for you sweet comments!

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    Apr 12, 2013, 10.02 PMby Mary Athey

    love the fabric collar and the fit on you x

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    Apr 12, 2013, 08.10 PMby mkonieczki

    Cute collar! Lovely work.

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    Apr 12, 2013, 07.51 PMby Red Point Tailor

    Cute! Lovely! Wonderful!

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