From the Colette website:
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).
I made Version 2 but with the sleeves from Version 1.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yep. It was pretty close.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The Colette instructions are always easy to follow. There's also a sew-along to help.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The bodice gave me fits so instead of giving up, I modified my Butterick 4386 bodice (reviewed here).
The rest of the dress came together perfectly.
Flocked dot cotton from Joann
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
As previously mentioned, I modified the Butterick 4386 bodice to resemble the Hawthorn bodice.
Changed the collar to one piece. Three pieces just seemed excessive especially with all the grading that would be involved.
Used a snap at the waistline inside of a hook and eye. Snaps rule.
Skipped the sleeve cuff in favor of a hem.
Sewed a narrow hem on the skirt using the Colette tutorial. Hindsight being 20/20, I should have used bias tape to finish the hem. It's cleaner and easier.
Added inseam pockets. I used the Hazel pocket.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I've made another one already (just needs buttons). The bodice is hard to fit but past that, the dress is fairly easy to construct.