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macaron in denim

Added Jan 20, 2012

by lisa g

Northborough, Ma...






i fell in love with colette patterns macaron dress the minute i saw it. it’s been on my radar for a while and i’m super excited that i finally got it made up!

i used 6.5 oz denim for the main body and a white cotton voile (lightly polka dotted, you only notice it up close) for the yolk contrast. i did make two changes to the pattern. first, i converted the bust and waist dart to a princess seam and added a button and loop closure in the back. i thought the neckline might be a little snug to get over my head (i have issues wiggling out of side zip dresses) so i did this for extra insurance in case i got stuck! also for a couple minor changes— the pattern calls for facings at the neckline, but since i was using a semi-sheer i opted for a bias tape facing and a very narrow facing for the edge of the sleeves. lastly, the pattern doesn’t call for a lining, but i added a red lining (bemberg rayon) just under the denim parts. definitely makes for a cleaner finish on the inside!

for more construction details, please visit my blog! notes from a mad housewife

Material Notes

shell: 6.5 oz denim, cotton voile. lining: bemberg rayon


Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Cotton, Denim, Rayon

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    Jan 24, 2012, 11.19 PMby ArtNinja14

    Very awesome i <3 it

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    Jan 23, 2012, 07.29 PMby ariation

    Great dress! Very neatly done

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    Jan 21, 2012, 04.25 PMby jdp136

    i think this is one of the best versions of this pattern yet!

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      Jan 21, 2012, 10.03 PMby lisa g

      oh, thank you! i loved this pattern so much i wanted to get it just right!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.44 PMby Smiley100

    It looks beautiful!!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 03.07 AMby corarae

    Great dress!

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    Jan 21, 2012, 02.50 AMby Lexicon

    The denim version looks fantastic – I must buy this pattern!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 11.26 PMby sala22

    This is so neat! I love the idea of denim!

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      Jan 21, 2012, 02.54 AMby lisa g

      thanks! it was my first shot at sewing with denim, couldn’t be happier with the result!

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    Jan 20, 2012, 10.28 PMby cequimby

    Cute! I love this pattern, and I love your take on it.

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      Jan 20, 2012, 10.37 PMby lisa g

      thank you! it was a fun project. :)

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    Jan 20, 2012, 10.25 PMby cequimby

    Cute! I love this pattern, and I love your take on it.

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