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My Rooibos with polka dot contrasts

Added Sep 3, 2013

by Anjovis

Helsinki, Finland






My first Rooibos! And what a great time I had sewing this :) I have to say I am always astonished by Colette patterns’ excellent instructions. Had no problem what so ever following them.

I decided to make my Rooibos from dark blue cotton. And since I am a huge fan of polka dots I chose this cute light blue cotton as my contrast fabric. Couldn’t be happier how they turned out once combined. As it happened I had these matching polka dot buttons in my button collection. I was thrilled when I realized this. Anyway, I added these buttons to the left side seam. They don’t pop up at once but I think they add a nice little detail then the dress is used without cardigan.

When I was at last fitting the dress to decide the right length of the hem, I realized I could’t cut it any shorter. I hardly even wanted to turn it one inch since I didn’t want the dress to end up being too short. To solve this problem I ended up finishing the hem with bias tape I made from my contrast fabric.

I really love this dress! I has been a while since I have made dress to be worn outside the office and perhaps that’s why I loved sewing this one.

Material Notes

Two different cotton fabrics, fusible interfacing, invisible zipper and two buttons.




Garment Type

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    Sep 7, 2013, 04.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is really lovely! Cute with the light blue polka dots ;) nice job!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 09.18 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you Ellen!

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    Sep 6, 2013, 03.11 PMby BiscuitBem

    ooo love the buttons on the side!

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      Sep 10, 2013, 09.18 AMby Anjovis

      Thank you, I love the buttons as well :) They are the cutest!

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    Sep 5, 2013, 09.10 AMby liliv-1

    very stylish, I like the figure!

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      Sep 5, 2013, 08.12 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you :) I love the figure too. This is very different from the usual dress figure I like to sew. But perhaps thats exactly why I love this dress so much.

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    Sep 5, 2013, 06.21 AMby velvetribbon

    Lovely dress! Those polka dot buttons are very cute:-)

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      Sep 5, 2013, 08.11 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you! I love these polka dot buttons :) They just complete the dress perfectly.

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    Sep 3, 2013, 08.34 PMby puffinlove

    What a beautifully made dress! The shape and fit are just perfect!

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      Sep 5, 2013, 08.10 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you for your kind comment. The dress fits perfectly and I have been wearing it a lot :)

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    Sep 3, 2013, 02.31 PMby Mary Athey

    great dress x

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      Sep 3, 2013, 05.37 PMby Anjovis

      Thank you Mary :)

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