Added May 17, 2011

by secondbedroom

Baton Rouge, Uni...






This is Macaroon by Colette Patterns. I used a cotton woven for the self fabric and a kona cotton for the contrast. I fell in love with this pattern the moment I saw it. I was a little concerned about how it would ultimately look on me – but I was pleasantly surprised!




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    May 20, 2011, 01.16 AMby ADASPRAGG

    Thanks thats helpful. The more I look at this dress (I’ve ‘pinned’ it) I just love the combo, and would love to make one similar for myself… is there anywhere you know of that I can get that floral fabric? Last question I promise!!

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      May 20, 2011, 12.18 PMby secondbedroom

      No problem! I go to Hancock Fabrics here in Baton Rouge (it is the only fabric store in BR that sells dress fabric) but I bet there is something similar at most places like Joanne’s, etc. I found it on the giant rack of fabric usually used for quilting/non clothing projects. At Hancock the section is semi color sorted so the wall looks like rainbow. I usually try to avoid using that fabric for clothing because it is not as durable, but I loved this print so much I couldn’t help myself! It is quite easy to sew with too.

      PS Hancock has a website- you might be able to order it. Happy hunting!

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    May 19, 2011, 02.24 AMby ADASPRAGG

    Hi again, did you use a woven for the pinky contrast fabric…what is kona?

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      May 19, 2011, 03.16 PMby secondbedroom

      Hi there! Kona is another type of cotton. At my local fabric store it has its own shelf near the wovens. It’s a little thicker and more durable. It comes in the whole rainbow. I don’t know that it was the best choice for the top of this dress – the contrast should probably be lighter weight than the rest of the dress. But I would use it again for other projects.
      Thanks for the question!

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    May 18, 2011, 07.32 PMby janul

    really lovely!

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    May 18, 2011, 06.19 AMby ADASPRAGG

    This is soooo gorgeous!

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