Friday, March 22, 2013

Fake It Til It's Warm Parfait

So, after proving that I'm impatient, a bit of a follower and sometimes just plain lazy, I am now going to prove that I'm flighty and indecisive. Just days after declaring how "edgy" I'm getting, I present you with a frilly, girly number. Evidence that this strange girl just can't make up her mind.

Colette Parfait

Ever since I made my first Colette Parfait I have been obsessed with the pattern. I've had my non sewing friends beg me to make them a version and I get compliments every time I wear it. I had always planned on making a heavier winter weight version but could never find a fabric that inspired me. Then spring started creeping up on me and the idea of making a cold weather dress seemed silly.

Colette Parfait

When I spotted this lightweight, printed denim I instantly fell in love and knew immediately I wanted it to be a Parfait. And it's the best of both worlds, perfect for layering when it's cold but light enough to wear alone in warmer weather.

Colette Parfait
Romy getting in on the action.
Colette Parfait

I solved some of the fit issues that I had in the last one by cutting the waist/skirt portion one size smaller. I also adjusted the strap placement.

Colette Parfait

Colette Parfait

Colette Parfait

   Last time I made it I sewed the buttons on the tabs but this time I decided to make it right and installed all the suggested buttons correctly. I'm glad I did because it seems to help with the fit. The second, smaller button behind the strap helps take some strain off the main button and keeps everything in place. Wow, those Colette Patterns people really know what they're doing, huh? Speaking of buttons, these particular ones took me a while to decide upon. I love them though, especially the little blue roses on the pockets!

Colette Parfait

   Do not be fooled by these pictures. It was not warm enough for me to be baring all. Only about 52 degrees F. But I'm all about faking it till you make it and in this case I'll just keep pretending it's warm enough to bare my pale ass legs in a dress and strappy wedges until it actually is. And when it is finally warm enough...I'll still be just as pale, but a little more freckled.

Colette Parfait

The Details:
Pattern: Colette Parfait 
Size Cut: Size 8
Fabric Used: Printed lightweight denim from Hancock Fabrics
Alterations Made: I messed with the strap placement but other than that, nothing major

Colette Parfait

The Verdict: You have not seen the last of this incredibly gorgeous, flattering pattern!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I'm so glad I finally ordered that pattern (and got in in the mail today) so I can be a follower and make one for myself.

Cynthia said...

Soooooo cute!

Unknown said...

Love this, just about to place my pattern order now :o)

Elena said...

This is so beautiful! You've definitely inspired me to make a Parfait. Stunning!

Gail said...

I love this pattern, and your version is just darling!

Shannon said...

aaah I wanna a parfait!! This fabric is adorable!!

Jamie said...

Oh, yay! I can't wait to see your version. :)

Jamie said...

So happy to hear you're purchasing it! You won't be sorry, it's such a fantastic pattern. :)

Jamie said...

Thanks Elena! I hope you do make one, I would love to see your take on this pattern. :)

Jamie said...

Thank you so very much, Gail. :)

Jamie said...

Make a parfait, make a parfait!! Doooo it!! Haha ;). I could not believe this fabric was at Hancock's. they had tons of really cute printed denims and I had a coupon, woohoo. ;)

Amanda said...

This is super duper cute! And who says we need to have a set style- live on the edge!

Cherie said...

I like it... I love the pattern. I see patterned/flowery fabric I like in the stores and I end up talking myself out of buying it because I think that somehow I won't make it turn out right. But yours is so nice! Well done!

Bec Stitches said...

that looks beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, what fun is sewing if you don't follow the mood you are in?! I love the Parfait, too, and think it is such a flattering, summery dress. Great job!

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