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Colette Patterns: Pastille (Pastille) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Reviewed by:Irene Bullock
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Vintage Joan said...
Beautiful!! I love your bilingual blog and reviews, too. :)
3/31/12 6:44 PM
zoe said...
Well, despite all of the challenges, it certainly looks cute on you. I have read that Collette patterns are sized for a 'c' cup fit in the bodice ( one reason I've shyed away from them so far). I've wondered about differences between pictures on the pattern envelopes, and real life fit ( and even style) differences too. Surely they sew it up from the same patterns??? Interesting review.
3/31/12 6:55 PM
barebear said...
Like zoe said, their patterns are drafted for a 'c' cup instead of the standard 'b' cup. This is a nice change for those of us who are doomed to do FBA's for the rest of our lives, but less so for those who don't. When I choose to go up a size instead of spending the time doing an FBA, the fit is always way too big at the waist and shoulders. Sounds like a similar problem for you, just the opposite way. You may want to consider doing a small bust adjustment (SBA) on the size 4 instead of going down a size. That said, this looks very lovely on you! I hope you try it again once you're willing to look at it again. :D
3/31/12 8:44 PM
marec said...
It looks great on you in the photos, but if it is too tight when sitting...well, it's too tight. I love Colette designs, and struggle with the fit too. There are SBA tutorials on her blog. Hope you make another-it is perfect on you.
4/1/12 1:10 AM
JEF said...
Wow - I think it is so cute on you and I love your photo. I would have no idea the fit wasn't as anticipated/designed. It just looks wonderful on you.
4/1/12 10:06 AM
Irene Bullock said...
Oh, I know about the ample bosom policies at Colette Patterns. Indeed, I should have done an SBA, like I did with the Jasmine blouse. Going down a size was not such a bad idea, it's just that I often forget to give the waist a good 1-2 cms. extra, which I always need regardless of the size (I'm kind of a rectangle).
4/1/12 3:24 PM
MariaDenmark said...
Great dress. Perfect LBD, I must say. The neckline is lovely. Thanks for a helpful review!
4/2/12 3:09 AM
TJSEWS said...
I think it looks great on you and hope you give it another try once you have some time away from it.
4/3/12 3:36 PM
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