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Colette Patterns Pastille Dress

Added Jan 17, 2012

by emilyhoffman

United States






My mom got me the Colette Sewing Handbook for my birthday in October and I have been itching to make something ever since! After the hustle and bustle of the holidays died down I decided I would tackle the Pastille dress. Pastille is a basic sheath dress, its details are a sweetheart neckline and horizontal pleats in the skirt.

You can read more about my fitting process on my blog: http://www.thecuteoctopus.com/2012/01/finished-project-colette-pastille.html

Material Notes

I used this CRAZZZYYY cotton from Joann Fabrics, it was only $2 a yard and I wanted something cheap for my first go-round (It IS a quilting cotton, but I think that its weight and texture are ok with this pattern, plus, I’m one of those kinds of people that doesn’t really care about the stigma of quilting cotton).

The dress is also fully lined in a mysterious synthetic something or other I inherited from my Great-Grandma!




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    Jan 18, 2012, 11.32 PMby sala22

    wow, this is absolutely lovely! i’m so inspired to make one now! great job!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 01.29 AMby poppykettle

    This is the first time I’ve seen the Pastille on someone wearing it – it looks great! The shape of the dress suits you beautifully. Enjoy wearing it!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.08 PMby emilyhoffman

    Thanks for the encouragement! I still see some places where it doesn’t fit quite right. I am a beginner at fitting though, and am still learning. If you have any tips, I would be glad to hear them!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.55 PMby mandicoulter

    ooo lovely!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.43 PMby schnui

    I really like your dress and the fabric suits the style really well.

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