After having a bit of a break from sewing I started the year fresh by going back to a pattern I love making. This was a perfect dress for the summer holidays, looking casual but still dressy and cute. I wore this dress for a day up at the Sunshine Coast and even made a matching mask to wear with it.
Description: This is a beautiful two-toned dress including front pockets a pleated skirt and small capped sleeves. Perfect for beginner sewers as Colette includes easy-to-follow instructions.
Pattern: Colette Macaron Dress
Material: Striped Denim and cotton jersey
This is a close up where you can see the striped pattern of the dress and I absolutely just love this combination. As you can see I’ve copied this style for all of the Colette dresses that I’ve made. You can see these blog posts with my flower patterned and the bright fabric version.
The main things that I love about this pattern is the two-toned layout (which you can mix and match with so many different fabric types – even sheer), front and back pleats, front pockets and cute capped sleeves. It’s such a flattering, cute style of dress, I just love wearing them!
Even though this is one of my favourite dresses I’ve only ever purchased two other patterns from Colette (now on Seamworks website). I’d love to know if you’ve made or love any of the other patterns from this brand? It might be time for me to invest in a new style!
In saying that, the next dress on my sewing table is actually a black version of this I’m going to create with a bright linen type of fabric. I’m hoping to get the most out of what’s left of summer 🙂