|Colette Patterns: 1026 (Hawthorne) - Type:Dresses |
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|About KristinAnn |
|Member since: 3/31/13 |
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|Posted on:||7/14/13 11:38 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Seersucker [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Turn heads in this curve-hugging classic that combines gamine styling with a flattering and feminine fit.
A semi-circle skirt provides volume without the extra bulk of pleats or gathers at your waist, so you get a clean, streamlined look that's still beautifully feminine. The bodice is fitted with waist darts, while still providing just enough room to keep things comfortable.
While a flat collar and fitted shape give Hawthorn that late 1950s charm, menswear-inspired details like the sleeve cuff and placket lend classic touches that never go out of style. You'll be wearing Hawthorn year round, easily styling it with belts, cardigans, and jewelry.
Version 1 is a short sleeved peplum blouse, which pairs perfectly with a pencil skirt or our slim Clover pants. Version 2 has 3/4 length sleeves with a cuff and menswear-style placket. Version 3 is sleeveless, with armholes finished with bias tape inside (so no annoying facings poking out).
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Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Navy and white seersucker embroidered with skulls and crossbones.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I opted to do a full bust adjustment, but I'm still not sure if that was the right decision. I still need to learn more about fitting. I cut a size 16 in the bodice and graded out to an 18 at the waist. I cut an 18 in the skirt. I was worried about lining up the stripes and the embroidery but it worked out quite well. The dress is extremely comfortable for summer!
I also used a 1/4 inch seam allowance on the collar based on comments I saw in the flickr group. It fit onto the neckline perfectly.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'd like to do the blouse. My mom is already picking out fabrics for my next one!
I had an extremely hard time with the bodice fitting properly, but I don't fault the pattern. I think it is more my lack of knowledge regarding how to fit patterns correctly. Although the pattern is rated as "intermediate" I think a beginner could follow along, especially for the sleeveless version that I did. I still consider myself a beginner and I managed to get a dress out of it!
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