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Picnic Macaron

Added Aug 11, 2010

by embaby

Singapore, Singa...




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My first macaron dress. Pattern from Colette Pattern. I learnt how to sew an invisible zipper with this dress and love the hidden pockets behind the pleats.

I wanted some contrast so I used a smaller gingham fabric for the waistband, which I also widened, as I found the original a little narrow.

Material Notes

Cotton fabric, invisible zipper




Garment Type

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    Sep 13, 2010, 01.52 AMby bernyespuroestilo

    u have a perfect mannequin body >< i`m jealous …..and the dress is awesome :)

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    Aug 14, 2010, 08.17 AMby cinderella88

    You look like a 50s vintage princess! Great work!!!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 03.45 PMby kayla-day

    This is the best version of this dress I’ve seen. This kind of style hasn’t really appealed to me until now, so thanks for opening up my mind!

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      Aug 14, 2010, 01.06 AMby embaby

      OMG, you really made my day! Thanks for the compliment!

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    Aug 13, 2010, 02.39 AMby emily-marie

    So pretty! I like how you carried the white up from the gingham on the yoke/sleeve portion instead of straight colorblocking, which I’ve noticed, can look pretty harsh on this dress. This is definitely on my list too (I think it’s on everyone’s :) )! I’ve had an idea for the fabrics for ages, but don’t have them… or the pattern yet. Better get on that!

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      Aug 14, 2010, 01.06 AMby embaby

      Thank you! Go do it , can’t wait to see yours :)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 08.19 PMby loversandhaters

    so cute! i’m working on this dress right now!

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      Aug 12, 2010, 12.18 AMby embaby

      Thanks, hope to see your version too!

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    Aug 11, 2010, 01.11 PMby violetsky

    Ooo this is inspiring me. The macaron dress is next on my list to make, the only thing I can’t decide is the fabric. I am loving the smaller ginham at the waist. I am very nervous about the invisible zipper though, and the sleeves.

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    Aug 11, 2010, 10.13 AMby in-stockholm

    Very nice! The macaron dress is on my to sew-list!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 11.19 AMby embaby

      Thank you! Can’t wait to see your version :)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 06.17 AMby figamadood

    I love this! The color is great and I like how you incorporated the smaller gingham.

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      Aug 11, 2010, 11.20 AMby embaby

      Thank you! Illusion to create a smaller waist :)

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    Aug 11, 2010, 03.15 AMby nettie

    It looks wonderful!!

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      Aug 11, 2010, 03.21 AMby embaby

      Thanks Nettie :)

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