Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

Natty's Copycat Macaron Dress

Added Oct 23, 2010

by nattyjane

Berkeley, Califo...






This is my first completed dress from Colette Pattern’s Macaron Dress. I have always admired this pattern and all of the variations I have seen of it, so I am excited to now have my own Macaron. If anyone out there is considering using this pattern, I would say go for it! The directions are well written and easy to follow, and the final product is beautiful.
My fabric selection was inspired by BurdaStyle member Sibeli’s Love Love Ikat II, and by inspired I mean to say that I was a total copycat. Sibeli’s dress has been in my favorites on BurdaStyle for quite some time.
My Macaron is made from cotton for the shell and the contrasting fabric is silk organza.
Now I just need to find an occasion to wear my new favorite dress!

Material Notes

cotton, silk organza, invisible side zip




Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear
Cotton, Silk


Colette Patterns

23 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    Mar 17, 2015, 02.36 AMby Heather Booth

    Really cute dress. I love the fabric and it looks great on you!

  • 20120128154939_large

    May 30, 2012, 06.01 AMby Vanessa Leigh

    This is fab, and the fabric makes it oh so special! copycat or otherwise ;)

  • Missing

    Dec 15, 2011, 07.06 AMby abandonedsock

    where did you find this fabric? i’ve had a hard time finding ikat that isn’t intended for home decorating.

    1 Reply
    • Bb7de33790f452f995b33d947c89eabba5ec31c8_large

      Dec 15, 2011, 07.41 AMby nattyjane

      I got the fabric from my local store in Berkeley, Stone Mountain Daughter. Other than that I can’t be of much help because I don’t remember who made it… sorry!

  • Moi_large

    Dec 7, 2011, 12.32 AMby lexicooks

    This is gorgeous! I wanted to use a sheer contrast fabric for my macaron too, but was unsure about what to do with the sleeves. Did you use the same silk organza for the sleeves? They look a little more opaque than the bodice panel in the pictures.

    1 Reply
    • Bb7de33790f452f995b33d947c89eabba5ec31c8_large

      Dec 7, 2011, 08.27 PMby nattyjane

      Thanks! I used the same silk for the sleeves. They look opaque because the pattern has you make the sleeves double layered for the nice scalloped detail. If you want to keep it sheer, you could probably just do one layer and finish the edge differently. Hope that helps!

  • 560186_168634819951461_38695790_n_large

    Jan 19, 2011, 03.20 AMby meegie-moo

    This is so lovely and very flattering on you Natty!

  • Purple_really_small_modified_large

    Oct 30, 2010, 01.56 PMby marinaglory

    This is so perfect!! and a great take on Sibeli’s version! I’m about to start sewing my own Macaron- do you have any tips for sewing organza? (finishing the seams/hems?) I love the sheer and ikat combination.

    1 Reply
    • Bb7de33790f452f995b33d947c89eabba5ec31c8_large

      Nov 5, 2010, 06.06 PMby nattyjane

      Thanks! I found the organza pretty easy to work with, except for the fact that it’s sheer. I didn’t want any seam allowances to show through, so I would sew the seams as usual, press and topstitch them down, and then trim the excess. Let me know if you have any other questions, and happy sewing!

  • Glacier_large

    Oct 27, 2010, 08.29 PMby grainline

    such a cute combo! saw it in your blog and had to click over for more details!

  • Img_0473_large

    Oct 26, 2010, 09.10 PMby lamandine

    Well done, nice dress!

  • Img_3589_large

    Oct 25, 2010, 03.05 AMby Eleanor Thomas

    Gorgeous! Wow, you’re a sewing, um, machine. Sorry…

  • Smme_large

    Oct 24, 2010, 02.34 PMby lozthewoz

    Wow this is great well done. So inspiring!

  • Img_5396_large

    Oct 24, 2010, 02.03 PMby pampula

    this is wonderful! I love the upper part of the dress. and lovely shoes:)

  • Pdvd_020_large

    Oct 24, 2010, 07.41 AMby virginia Argumosa de poo

    great job! it’s faboulus :)

  • Profile_pic_large

    Oct 24, 2010, 03.59 AMby tangerinesamurai

    Looks fantastic! So beautifully sewn and I love the fabric combo

  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 11.09 PMby smallone

    oh oh! love your version….been thinking the Macaron really needs a sheer top and here is yours to prove that :) !

  • Pixeforburda_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 09.37 PMby pixelink

    every and any occasion I’d wear this… super gorgeous.

  • 2010-11-27_15-17-30_263_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 06.10 PMby Olivia Anne

    love it!

  • J_s_painting_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 02.53 PMby lizajane09

    Really beautiful!

  • Img_7503b_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 12.33 PMby iroiro

    Just gorgeous!

  • Profili_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 10.34 AMby arianna mazzoleni

    trés trés jolie!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dsc06629_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 09.09 AMby kelerabeus

    lovely dress and great fabric, you did an awesome job!

  • 587d0c998f4f3780fd6d76fd74d26756_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 06.52 AMby charlotteauzou

    It is really chic !

  • Picture_171_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 06.13 AMby ikanbilis80

    This is so red-carpet-chic!! It would look so sensational with caged heels and bright red lips! It took me a while to browse through all your projects! You are one talented fashionista!!! I love all your creations! I’m so inspired! ‘cuse me for all the !!!!!! I’m so in awe!!!!!

  • 6b2be1ed372db8790fc77320318b5ed51988d637_large

    Oct 23, 2010, 03.47 AMby figamadood

    This is lovely!

    1 Reply
    • Bb7de33790f452f995b33d947c89eabba5ec31c8_large

      Oct 23, 2010, 03.49 AMby nattyjane

      Thanks figamaclareydood!

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 186 people added it