Added Apr 27, 2013
Arroyo Grande, C...
Here’s the second Laurel dress I made for the Collete Patterns Laurel competition This one is made with a thick coral pink cotton fabric that has a kind of a basket-like or crepe-like weave. I made the pattern pretty much as specified in the instructions, except I lowered and widened the neckline by about half an inch, I didn’t take up the hem at all (which made it knee-length on me) and instead finished it with bias tape, I omitted the zipper in favor of pull-over styling, and I added waist darts (I used the darts from the Licorice dress in the Collette Sewing Handbook and that seemed to work very well). I didn’t add any kind of lining. I added two rows of off-white bias tape for interest on the sleeves, hem, and neckline and I added a little black and white striped bow of some Petersham ribbon.
Cotton, purchased bias tape, petersham ribbon
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