Great Wardrobe Builder Versatile pattern with great instructions for sewing and fit in the Colette Sewing Handbook.
What I've found that's nice about Colette Patterns is that that are well suited to a larger cup size, so the FBA is typically a smaller adjustment. I have found that their patterns can be short in the tors more...
Easy & Great for Beginners Pattern Description:
Classic shift dress with knife pleats
I made a size 12, even though according to the pattern measurements I should have made a size 16. The size 12 fits really well aside from a few larger areas (at the back) and the arm holes.
Did it look like the photo/drawing more...
Great Wardrobe Builder Earlier this year I was lucky enough to be given the lovely Colette Sewing Handbook as a gift. For those of you familiar with Colette patterns you will know how beautifully presented the little pattern booklets are- well the same is definitely true of their book.
It is filled with fabulous sewing more...
Great Wardrobe Builder Inspiration: I really love the deep plum colour of this fabric and I felt would be really pretty if I styled my hair and make up with a 40's feel.
Fabric: 97% Shantung with 3% Stretch. It has a lot of movement and its very comfortable to wear it.
It was very hard to photograph and press!
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Recommend, with Modifications Pattern Description:
This is a dress from the colette sewing handbook. It particularly focuses on developing the skill to fit and features a nice vintage detail at the bottom.
The sizing was fine although I should have adjusted the shoulders. I don not have wide shoulders but after more...