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Colette Parfait: The First Impressions Dress

Added Oct 22, 2012

by SewinInTheRain

New York, New Yo...






First off, I feel like I should explain the photos! They were contributed to the Sew Weekly for the “literary inspiration” week, and my inspiration was the book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. As part of the photo shoot, Jepetto was so kind as to lend his acting talents to the role of Toto. :)

Now that I’ve explained myself a bit, this is my version of the Parfait Dress from Colette Patterns. I made it at the end of summer, my attempt to sneak in one more sundress! It’s made of Japanese double gauze (Nani Iro) and is lined with cotton voile. The dress closes with an invisible zipper at the side seam. The buttons at the shoulder straps are purely decorative since it’s easy enough to get in and out of the dress without unbuttoning the straps.

This is the first time I’ve worked with double gauze, and I love how spongy it feels! The floral pattern on the dress makes me happy; it added a bunch of color to my closet before I put it away for the winter. I finished the hem with a yellow seam binding as a nod to the yellow brick road.

Material Notes

Nani Iro double gauze; cotton voile; yellow seam binding at the hem; invisible zipper at the side seam; 2 red buttons at the shoulder straps




Summer, Spring
Garment Type


Parfait Dress

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    Oct 28, 2012, 04.55 PMby SewinInTheRain

    Thank you, thank you! I can’t wait for the warm weather to return so I can wear it again. :)

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    Oct 22, 2012, 07.06 AMby ladykatza

    Lovely! I have a fabric and buttons picked out for a parfait, just waiting for Spring, woo!

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    Oct 22, 2012, 04.56 AMby Mary Athey

    The dress is lovely, the fabric is fab and i love the neckline and tabs x

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    Oct 22, 2012, 04.02 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    such a beautiful summer dress :)

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