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Added Sep 20, 2012

by Pharmasewing

Bergen, Norway




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This is the Chantilly dress by Colette Patterns. The pattern is very easy to follow and sew up, but I struggled with getting the gathering even at the bust (not pattern’s fault!) I love this dress, although it fits better for warmer weather than the freezing 6 degrees (celsius) we’re experiencing in Norway at the moment.. (So sorry for the crappy iphone-picture.. didn’t have access to neither camera nor photographer)

Material Notes

Printet cotton voile, lined with white cotton voile




Spring, Summer
Garment Type

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    Sep 20, 2012, 07.57 PMby frkbustad

    Such a beautiful dress! Can’t wait to try the pattern out, although I think you did a superb job with matching fabric and pattern and I don’t think I can top that…. Lovely!

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      Sep 21, 2012, 10.33 AMby Pharmasewing

      Why, thank you, frk, Bustad :) Looking forward to seeing your version!

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    Sep 20, 2012, 04.24 PMby nbrennan0728

    Wow! Beautiful fabric and great job, I think it looks fantastic. It is very flattering too.

    My mother in law told me the best way to gather is to sew a basting stitch then tug on the thread (carefully) to get the gather you want. You may already know this trick, but it was news to me!

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      Sep 21, 2012, 10.32 AMby Pharmasewing

      Thank you for the nice comments and thank you for the tip! That is the way to do it, yes, but getting the gathers evenly spread is the problem in this case.. :)

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    Sep 20, 2012, 09.40 AMby bethmaryharley

    Such beautiful fabric! And the dress fits you perfectly! Amazing! Although I am slightly jealous of the cold you have in Bergen – would you like to swap with our humidity?! This dress would be perfect! :)

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      Sep 20, 2012, 10.10 AMby Pharmasewing

      Thank you :) I would swap Bergen for Tokyo any day! I was in Japan in May this year and had a wonderful time! I will definitely go back -loved every minute of it :)

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      Sep 21, 2012, 03.01 AMby bethmaryharley

      Japan is pretty cool – where did you go? Very glad you liked it! You chose a perfect time to visit! I still think I would swap it for Bergen though – it looks so beautiful in the photos and I really liked Norway when I visited a few years ago. And you have snow! I can’t tell you how jealous I am! :)

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    Sep 20, 2012, 09.32 AMby MissCorsetLizz

    Love your dress!!! The fabric is gorgeours!!! :-D

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    Sep 20, 2012, 08.20 AMby loulourosa

    Lovely dress, and the fabric is perfect for it!

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      Sep 20, 2012, 08.46 AMby Pharmasewing

      Thank you! I really liked the fabric, too :)

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    Sep 20, 2012, 07.35 AMby Mary Athey

    fab fabric and fab dress x

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      Sep 20, 2012, 08.47 AMby Pharmasewing

      Thank you for the nice comment :)

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