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Ceylon Dress

Added Feb 28, 2010

by candyjoyce

Southampton, Uni...






My Cobalt blue version of the Ceylon dress with gold buttons. It looks much better when it hasn’t been crumpled up in my bag all day and when it has been ironed!

Gonna make another one of these as soon as I can find some plum/aubergine silk dupion.

Also really looking forward to making my Lady Grey Jacket from Colette Patterns.

EDIT* Added another pic of the dress in action at the Style Society (Oxfam Fundraiser Event)

Material Notes





Garment Type
Classic, Vintage


Colette Patterns

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    Apr 5, 2010, 04.14 PMby in-stockholm

    I love that pattern, and your dress came out wonderful.

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    Mar 30, 2010, 07.22 AMby tilly-vanilly

    Stunning! My Ceylon pattern is in the post…

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      Mar 30, 2010, 09.19 AMby candyjoyce

      I am now hooked on Colette patterns and am planning to make another Ceylon Dress and am currenlty making the Lady grey jacket.

      I look forward to seeing your version.


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    Mar 3, 2010, 11.50 PMby paunnet

    It’s on my list too! Love your version!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 11.23 PMby nettevivante

    The fit of the dress is just perfect and the color suits you so well. Congrats on this project! Ceylon is definitely on my sewing list. Got the pattern this week. Was it very difficult? It looks kind of hard. ;)

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      Mar 2, 2010, 08.23 AMby candyjoyce

      Hey thanks.
      It’s not too difficult and the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. I Look forward to seeing yours.
      The worst part for me was all those damn buttons but i’ve machine washed it and they stayed attached so I must be getting better!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 04.27 PMby skwarynia

    Wooow that is a dress!:) Better than green one on the site:)

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    Mar 1, 2010, 03.52 PMby sunnilj9

    It’s super fantastic! I love the blue on you! Beautiful job! I’m looking forward to making this one myself! So so gorgeous!

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    Mar 1, 2010, 10.46 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    I just got this pattern too, how sweet is the packaging? I squealed when I saw it, so cute. Love yours in a dark blue, you’ve done a great job :)

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    Feb 28, 2010, 10.04 PMby janul

    So far, I love your version of this dress the best :). Beautiful color.

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    Feb 28, 2010, 09.12 PMby rubyslippers86

    i have this pattern here waiting to be made up after seeing your beautiful version its gone to the top of my project pile, lol. I really love that beautiful blue you chose, looks great!!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 05.27 PMby zozowahine

    Beautiful! It fits you so well and I LOVE your fabric colour/button combination

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    Feb 28, 2010, 05.23 PMby irmchen

    This is fantastic. Each version of the Ceylon dress looks so different to the other ones. I like them all… and I like your’s soooo much! :-)

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    Feb 28, 2010, 05.06 PMby bekaem

    great dress, perfect fit – and wow for the amount of buttons and button-holes you made!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 04.14 PMby justelaite

    so lovely! :)

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    Feb 28, 2010, 02.49 PMby sewbissy

    I’m so in love with this pattern! I love it in cobalt. So gorgeous!

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    Feb 28, 2010, 02.49 PMby tejka

    lovely, I love the colour:D

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    Feb 28, 2010, 02.46 PMby frkbustad

    Looks great!!! You did a lovely job with that one. Colette’s patterns are truly amazing…

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