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Meringue à la dolce vita & black Jasmine

Added Jan 29, 2013

by VeroSewsStuff

Aix En Provence,...






A Meringue skirt from Colette Patterns.
I did no design or fit alteration whatsoever, sewing a straight size 8.
But I did add an interlining (black crepe) to give my fabric more body.

Fabric is a printed cotton, quilt weight : La strada (or sometimes called Dolce vita) from Alexander Henry. I think it was from the 2008 collection.
I had been holding on to this fabric because I love it so much that I wanted to wait for the right project. When I saw the meringue skirt pattern when the Colette sewing handbook came out over a year ago, I knew that was the pattern I wanted to use for my fabric. It only took me a year to finally sew it ;) .

The skirt is worn with a Jasmine blouse (pattern from Colette also) made in a very fine silk crepe form Balenciaga. This fabric is a wonder to wear (and a pain to cut), It feels very luxurious.

Material Notes

Skirt outer shell fabric : La Strada from Alexander Henry.
Skirt underlining : synthetic black crepe.

Blouse fabric : fine silk crepe from Balenciaga.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Mod, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Silk

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    Jan 29, 2013, 05.28 PMby Mary Athey

    The skirts super cute and.the fabrics fabulous x

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    Jan 29, 2013, 04.31 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Love it! Especially the fabric.

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    Jan 29, 2013, 12.27 PMby Ivanamania

    the skirt is nice, but the fabric is fabulous!

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      Jan 29, 2013, 12.31 PMby VeroSewsStuff

      I totally agree !
      I hope they will reprint it some day !

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