Let me apologize in advance for the craptastic photos. I'm stuck using my iphone at the moment.
If you saw my last post, you know I was worried about "topping" my Macaron muslin. I'm glad that I chose to use a winter suiting because I feel this dress really isn't comparable to the last one. They are definitely made for two different seasons. Try to ignore the lush green foliage. Imagine it's almost winter, the trees are barren and it's very cold outside.
I really pushed myself with this dress. Along with modifying the facings for the the collar, I also lined the waist/skirt part of the dress. It was not easy and it made me stop and think a couple of times... I definitely had a couple of Tim Gunn "make it work" moments. I'm glad I made myself stick to the plan. I'm pleased with the outcome.
|Crappy photo of lining|
As you can see I added two buttons to the top. You might remember me doing this for my Hazel...this was not part of the original plan for this dress buuuuut.....I didn't draft my peter pan collar perfectly so there was a larger gap between the lapels (right word?) than I hoped for. I considered a bow but decided on the buttons as a way of filling up that gap. I'm pleased with the way they look, though. Hopefully I don't get branded as the "two button chick" because of it, ha.
|Not sure why the back is bunching up like that but I think it's the way I was standing.|
The dress is genuinely warm. It was pretty hot outside when I took these pics, but I wanted to style the dress as I intended to wear it this winter. Even before I added the tights, I was sweating while indoors. The lining keeps in the heat and made the dress slide over the tights easily. This is the perfect cold weather dress, even with the short sleeves.
I have to be honest, I'm not sure I'll make this particular pattern again, and if I do it won't be for some time. But, I'm glad I made the two that I did because I love them. I can't wait to see what the next pattern will be for Sew Colette 2.0!
While taking pictures, my daughters decided to get in on the action. I also have two boys but they are always off doing...ya know...boy stuff. HA! They aren't interested in Mommy's photo shoots. I thought these pics were too cute not to share. ;)
Romy copying my poses.
She's a cuddle bug
My oldest daughter, Delaney