Pattern Description: Princess seam sundress with a curve skimming fit. The neckline and pockets are adorned with a flap detail that can be made in self fabric (version 1) or contrasting fabric (version 2). The skirt is slightly tapered for a slim fit, and includes a back kickpleat for ease of movement. The back closes with an invisible zipper.
Pattern Sizing: I made a sz18
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? Yes they are good, I like how the side seams are the last sewn up so its easy to adjust fit.
Fabric Used: Cotton Sateen for the main and the contrast fabric
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took it in on the bodice and also shortened the bodice by about 1". I added the hem band to the bottom as I found it a bit short.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would recommend it and will be sewing it again when I find the right fabric.
Conclusion: I really love the fit with Colette patterns, I always have to do a FBA with other patterns but didn't need to with this dress. I found it fitted without being too tight, very flattering. The pockets are lovely and big and I like the detail of the bands.
The bodice is meant to be finished with facings but I used bias tape instead. I like how its an unlined dress, perfect for warmer weather.
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