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Colette Laurel: water on shale

Added Jun 6, 2013

by meggly

Portsmouth, Unit...






This was a wearable muslin for the new Colette Patterns shift dress pattern. I also entered it into the competition they were running.

I made versions 1,2 & 3 (4 is a top version) and drafted a peter-pan collar and cap sleeves (the pattern has drapey elbow-length sleeves).

The pattern has bust and back darts.

I acsessorised it with a broach inherited from my Nanny on the lapel as a necklace would have detracted from the neck-line.

I blogged it here: http://material-girl.org/2013/05/28/like-water-on-shale-reviewing-laurel/

Material Notes

The shell fabric is a very light-weight satin with a slightly off-vertical raggedy-edged stripe; I’m not sure about the fiber content. The stripe was horizontal, but I turned it 90o to give me a vertical stripe. The dress is interlined with muslin and lined with a Pierre Balmain remnant (apparently hidden in a Berlin warehouse for the last 30 years!). The sleeves and collar are a black raw silk.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Mod
Satin, Silk

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    Jun 6, 2013, 05.41 PMby Kocotte

    everything is perfect, I also like your dress very much

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      Jun 7, 2013, 09.03 AMby meggly

      Thank you. I’m looking forward to wearing it out and about.

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    Jun 6, 2013, 01.50 PMby liliv-1

    I like it very much! Nice compination of fabric and the collar is lovely! I also love the red shoes with it!!

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      Jun 7, 2013, 09.03 AMby meggly

      Thank you! They are rather nice shoes, aren’t they?!

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