Monday, June 11, 2012

Colette Hazel V 1.0

Colette Hazel

All done! Truth be told, I wish I had saved this fabric for my second Hazel. Despite it being slightly difficult to work with, it's soooo pretty.
 The pattern was easy and came together quickly. As I mentioned, I had some problem with the fabric, but it was my own amateur mistakes.I cut a size 10 for the whole front and a size 8 for the back bodice pieces. I find all Colette patterns I've made to be a bit big in the back. I also lined the bodice in cotton batiste to give it some structure.

   After wearing it for the full day my feedback is this: The straps are too long and positioned a bit too far out, the bodice a little short and hits right above my natural waist, the dress is still a bit on the loose side around the waist.I plan to add a half an inch to the bodice to fix the bodice length and I'll play around a bit with the straps on the next one. I remedied the waist with a belt, but I'd like the option of not wearing a belt so I think I'm going to take in the seams on the side. All in all, I love this dress and can't wait to make it up again.

 A little bonus for this oldest daughter's birthday is the day after our anniversary. Here she is in the dress I made her on her birthday.

Our inspiration was Minnie Mouse. ; )


zilredloh said...

I love your Hazel dress; your Ikat fabric totally makes it! :)

Jamie said...

Thank you so much!! :)

Barbara Konkle said...

Love this dress! Really love that fabric too! Great choice!

Scared Stitchless said...

Gorgeous dress! Great work.

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