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Colette Patterns: 1002 (Chantilly) thumbsup - Type:Dresses    printable version
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Posted on:10/26/13 12:18 PM
Project Photo:Colette Patterns: 1002 by STARG

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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Fabric:Polyester Charmeuse  [See other projects in this fabric]
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Pattern Description:
This fully lined dress is designed to be made in a soft fabric. A neckline yoke and flattering curved midriff provide shape, while gathers at the bust and six gore skirt give soft fullness. Closes with an invisible side zipper.

Pattern Sizing:
0 - 18

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were very easy to follow. I like the "Book style" of the instructions - takes up less space on my sewing table than the traditional large instruction sheets!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like the overall style of the dress - it's very feminine. I don't like that the midriff panel in the front doesn't continue around to the back. It just ends at the sides - probably just me, but I think it looks a bit odd.

Fabric Used:
Main dress fabric is some cheap polyester lining fabric that I picked up at a garage sale. The yoke pieces are cotton and the piping is linen covered rattail. I prefer using rattail for piping since it is much more fluid than the traditional cotton cording.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a size 8. I did make a muslin for the top only. I ended up removing about 4 inches total of gathering in the front. Since I am not very well endowed, there was just way, way too much fabric there for me! Other than that, that's the only alteration I made.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would sew it again; however, I would modify the back pieces into two - so that the front midriff panel would continue around the back. I think that would look more finished.

Conclusion:
A fully lined dress that is very comfortable to wear. Makes you feel extra feminine!
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KathleenS said...
Hey, I never noticed that the midriff band doesn't go all the way round. (No, I haven't made this yet!) I guess it's not so obvious when the yoke and midriff bands aren't contrast. Very nice work, the piping and the fit in particular. Was it easy to take in the bust area? You make it sound like it. Just tuck some out?
10/26/13 5:45 PM
AuntieShel said...
Beautiful dress and fits so well! In all the reviews I read of this pattern, I never noticed that the midriff didn't go around to the back.
10/26/13 8:57 PM
lalalauren said...
What a gorgeous dress! I never noticed the midriff didn't continue around the back, either. Looks great on you!
10/27/13 6:43 AM
ASiverson said...
Very cute and well done.
10/27/13 10:06 PM
STARG said...
KathleenS -to answer your question about taking out fullness in the bust - yes, I just folded out or tucked out as you say a 1 inch fold from the underarm to approximately center front and redrew the armhole. The 1inch fold each side equals 4 inches total. I hope that helps!
10/28/13 9:48 AM
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