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macaron work dress?

Added May 25, 2013

by izbott

Fraser Valley, C...






This is the first Colette Patterns Macaron dress I’ve made. It was hard because I was not familiar with the types of materials. The translucent material in off white is pleated organza. The lovely blue material was the perfect weight to the organza. This is the first dress I have made. It frayed lots, so I ended up using bias tape to secure the garment. It took about two weeks. I needed to ask my mom to help me fit. That’s the thing with a fitted dress, it will fit like a glove once your done.

As my skills become better I will save up for a dress form. I tried this on many times I did end up learning to do an invisible zipper. The zipper is pretty because its shiny silver. If you look at the blue material the flowers have silver shiny on them too. Both materials are gifts. This is why I had to make it work! I also drank a pina colada or two, which would also explain why this dress so long to make. Also I ended up skipping the sleeves because the organza is not for this type of application. I should use the suggested materials on the pattern. I used the seam ripper lots. I did get lots of practise with doing a fit with this garment. Now I know & understand the fine details of making a garment. I also bought a plastic invisible zipper foot. I tried to make the hem fancy however after trying the dress on with heels, eh… I will let go down a bit further. I want to use this dress for work. It’s very comfortable for summer time.

Material Notes

pleated organza, rayon, poly blend.




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    Sep 9, 2013, 12.17 AMby izbott

    Thank you everyone for the encouragement. Shortly after this .. I did get a dress form. I know that I will try to make this dress for the fall/winter. The pockets are handy!

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    May 26, 2013, 05.22 PMby nrobson

    lovely dress

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    May 26, 2013, 12.20 PMby Mary Athey

    gorgeous dress and wow!! this is fabulous for anyone but for a first dress it makes it all the more special. vlx

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    May 26, 2013, 05.51 AMby tessi

    This is lovely! You should be very proud; my first dress never looked as nicely done as yours! In addition to a beautiful dress, you have gained valuable skills.

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