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Pink Laurel Dress

Added Apr 27, 2013

by melissaormonde

Arroyo Grande, C...






Here’s the second Laurel dress I made for the Collete Patterns Laurel competition This one is made with a thick coral pink cotton fabric that has a kind of a basket-like or crepe-like weave. I made the pattern pretty much as specified in the instructions, except I lowered and widened the neckline by about half an inch, I didn’t take up the hem at all (which made it knee-length on me) and instead finished it with bias tape, I omitted the zipper in favor of pull-over styling, and I added waist darts (I used the darts from the Licorice dress in the Collette Sewing Handbook and that seemed to work very well). I didn’t add any kind of lining. I added two rows of off-white bias tape for interest on the sleeves, hem, and neckline and I added a little black and white striped bow of some Petersham ribbon.

You can check out my blog post for this project here on my blog, Scavenger Hunt

Material Notes

Cotton, purchased bias tape, petersham ribbon




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    May 1, 2013, 06.24 AMby taketina

    it looks beautiful!

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    Apr 29, 2013, 03.38 AMby groovymama

    I love it – you look so beautiful.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 08.24 PMby Jolands

    What a lovely dress. You look great.

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    Apr 28, 2013, 04.13 PMby Sara Álvarez

    You look fabulous with this dress. Love the color and details. Great job!

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    Apr 28, 2013, 10.04 AMby SENEBO

    love your dress, Its very flattering on you and I like the white detailing and the fab neck line. well done

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    Apr 28, 2013, 06.24 AMby lentretemps

    very beautiful dress !

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    Apr 27, 2013, 10.24 PMby Helguchi

    I love the details of the bias tape and the bow, give the dress a touch of elegance. Looks very chic. It’s a beautiful dress.

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