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Rooibos with Liberty trim

Added Feb 13, 2012

by littlebettyd...

Sydney, Australia






Let me introduce you to my first Rooibos dress by Colette patterns. I’m so very happy with this dress, I’m sure it won’t be the last.

I love the finish, the style, the fabric, the Liberty piping, the pockets, everything!

I made surprisingly few modifications to the pattern, but I did cut a variety of sizes for fit, from a size 2 to an 8. The key change that I did make to the pattern however, was to raise the back of the dress as I wanted this to be a work dress and a don’t really feel too comfortable in a low back at work. For fitting purposes, I also lengthened the bust and back darts slightly and sewed a very scant hem.

The fabric is a lovely viscose from Tessuti. It’s a really difficult colour to photograph, kinda a warm black brown colour. The piping and facings were made with some Liberty, Emilia’s Flowers.

More sewing fun on my blog




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    Feb 13, 2012, 06.48 PMby sala22

    Love the liberty trim and the buttons! It looks beautiful!

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