|Colette Patterns: 1026 (Hawthorne) - Type:Dresses |
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|About KristinAnn |
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|Posted on:||10/6/13 5:54 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton [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).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I made version 2 with sleeves this time as a zombie costume for a local 5K event. So yes, the dress looked like the pattern envelope minus the brains and messy hair!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes! I got stuck on the sleeve finishing, but Colette Patterns had a picture heavy tutorial on their blog so that made it a breeze to finish.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is my second Hawthorn and I love it! It is a classic shirt dress with a full skirt to make it a little more fun and twirly.
I used a solid cotton that I had in my stash. The white collar and sleeve cuffs are also a cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Last time I made this dress I did an FBA and added in a bust dart on each side. It fit fine last time. For some odd reason my bodice kept rising up on me which made my darts sit at a funny point well above my bust line. I think it was due to my crinoline that I wore with it...I think it sort of pushed everything up a little. The skirt wasn't quite large enough for a crinoline but since it was for a costume, I really didn't mind.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and Yes!
I love this dress. Since I had already made one version, this second one whipped up quickly (except for my sewing machine acting like a monster...I think the timing is off in it...which is why I am in the market for a new one). Once I borrowed my mom's machine from 1982, it finished up lickety split.
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