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« on: July 03, 2012 09:24:50 PM »



I recently completed my first ever Colette pattern, the Parfait dress! I made it from a bedsheet I found at Goodwill, because I didn't want to use a wonderful fabric for my first attempt in case all didn't go to plan.

I made a 10 in the bust, and graded up to a 14 in the hips, but I ended up having to take it in at the waist a little more even after that. I didn't bother putting buttonholes on the pockets, because I knew having them buttoned would only annoy me later.

I have to say that I love the pattern, I think it's flattering for my body type and I'll definitely be making more Parfaits and buying more Colette patterns in future! In fact, I'm working on a Pastille right now Smiley

PS: I do, in fact, have two legs. I was trying to be fashionable and strike a pose, but my darling husband didn't tell me that I looked like an ibis!
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012 04:47:48 AM »

pretty! I bought the Colette book but I have yet to make something out of it
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012 05:22:55 AM »

You look wonderful, and the dress is so pretty. Smiley

Tell the hubby to work on his photo skills. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012 06:42:52 AM »

That looks really lovely on you.  I would never have guessed that was from a bedsheet  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012 11:05:37 AM »

I like the bedsheet one, myself: the pattern really works with the style.

-and husbands. . .can't live with out them, can't let them take pictures.. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012 09:07:58 AM »

That's a really cute dress and the bedsheet fabric is so cool!
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