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Macaron Dress

Added Jun 26, 2009

by gertie

Astoria, New Yor...






This is the Macaron Dress from the new pattern line Colette Patterns. I wrote all about making it on my blog at
Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing

I hope to see you there!

Material Notes

Silk crepe de chine on top, a nubby cotton twill on the bottom. Black velvet ribbon accent




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    Jun 1, 2011, 01.56 PMby buddingnaturalist

    Tamanegi-Kobo has something similar in a loose tunic-y style for those who aren’t into the 50s silhouette but like this general style http://tamanegikobo.ocnk.net/product/45 In Japanese but the instructions are like those in Japanese sewing books- clear and well illustrated.

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    Apr 16, 2010, 06.08 AMby kat21

    the black material you used on the top does that have any stretch in it at all?

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    Dec 30, 2009, 12.02 PMby loyl8

    I really love this and the color is great!!

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    Nov 19, 2009, 09.38 AMby girlywhirly

    looks great! i’ve just bought this pattern so will be giving it a go :)

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    Jun 29, 2009, 12.36 AMby lybu

    Beautiful dress.

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    Jun 27, 2009, 01.25 AMby lizah

    great dress! really cool :)

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    Jun 26, 2009, 01.02 PMby gertie

    The instructions and patterns are very high quality, in my opinion. The sizing is closer to ready to wear, and the fit has much less ease than other patterns, which helps get a more tailored fit (in keeping with the vintage style). If you’re unsure what size to cut, go with the higher one. I cut an 8 on the bodice, and a 10 on the skirt. I transitioned between the two sizes on the midriff piece. The fit was perfect for me, after I did a small bust adjustment.

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    Jun 26, 2009, 12.16 PMby leighr

    I’m loving these patterns. I’ve just purchased the Beignet to make for a coworker’s wedding next month and I’m glad to see (on your blog) that the patterns and instructions are quality.

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    Jun 26, 2009, 11.56 AMby kbang

    I love this pattern! I’ve had my eyes on it for a while (and that delicious Beignet skirt too…) Your version looks fantastic.

    How did you find the quality of fit, instructions etc?

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