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The Phoenix Lily

Added May 30, 2013

by poppykettle

Melbourne, Austr...






I originally intended this eyelet fabric to be spun into a 1950’s full skirted dress… but half way through I realised I just didn’t like the style of the dress on me (even though I made a muslin… gah!!). Thankfully, that dress was SUCH a fabric hog, I still had enough to deconstruct and made another dress from.

That dress was the Colette Lily – which I absolutely love now that it’s complete! The eyelet cotton fabric was quite eyelet-y, so I underlined it in a pale blue silk to match, as well as underlined it in silk organza to give some body to the body-less eyelet and lightweight silk underlining. Then, because I had fabric to match lying around, I lined it too.

I left off the pocket flats the pattern calls for because I wanted to wear it with a matching belt instead… but otherwise, I’m now waiting for the southern hemisphere’s winter to pass so I can wear this again! It’s too cold now…

Eitherway, this is a seriously rockin’ pattern and so easy to fit because it’s princess seams all over! I would highly recommend it :)

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seamstress: poppykettle

Material Notes

Cotton eyelet, silk organza, silk crepe and silk charmeuse.




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Silk

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  • Dallin_larsen1_large

    Sep 20, 2016, 08.28 AMby Dallinlarsen5

    very cool

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    May 30, 2013, 01.04 PMby liliv-1

    It fits perfectly and looks awesome on you!

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      May 31, 2013, 03.34 AMby poppykettle

      Thank you so much! :)

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    May 30, 2013, 10.14 AMby vchan38

    Beautiful! Love the colour combination!

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    • Me4_large

      May 31, 2013, 03.34 AMby poppykettle

      Me too, thank you!

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    May 30, 2013, 09.15 AMby freakusbzzz

    All ready for next summer :)

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    May 30, 2013, 07.15 AMby cris orange

    absolutely lovely! and very clean work

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