Summer dress COMPLETE

My summer dress is finally complete…. Yay! I LOVE IT. It was made using New Look 6094. The cotton lawn fabric was bought from Mandors in Edinburgh. It’s got great twirlability!!! And oh so important pockets.

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Well, next I will be making two patterns from Colette. The peony dress and the macaron dress but I’m not sure in which order. If anyone hasn’t already heard of Colette patterns then you don’t know what your missing!! They offer a gorgeous range of patterns and a fantastic handbook. For any beginner sewists I think they are great patterns as they are very clear and easy to follow. You can also access the coletterie which is their blog that has tons of helpful and useful information, step by step tutorials and even a couple of FREE patterns. I think I am obsessed with them…aargh!!

For the peony I have bottle green fabric and mustard colour for the cummerbund belt.

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For the macaron dress I have red with white pin dot fabric and a white contrast fabric.

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I’m so excited about making these.

I absolutely love this tutorial from Caitlin at Colette patterns on how to add vintage detail to your garments. I thought that this kind of detail would look beautiful on my peony dress in the mustard contrast but I’m not sure that my sewing skills are quite at that level yet. But who knows maybe I will feel adventurous when the day comes.

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photo courtesy of Colette patterns

To finish today here’s a few of my favourite peony and macaron dresses….

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I love this beautiful version from Lladybird.

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Another beauty from handmade Jane.

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I love this macaron by simplybeu.

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And this one is stunning from cirquedubebe.

Thanks for reading, speak soon
Laurie xx

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3 thoughts on “Summer dress COMPLETE

    • Thanks, yeah it was quite easy, just time consuming. I had to do a few things I hadn’t done before like a lapped zip!! The pattern used 3.5m of fabric so I found it a challenge to work with so much fabric. For the peony I’m just using a poly cotton blend. If it turns out nice I will make it in a nicer fabric ✂

  1. Such a pretty dress. Lovely shape and great fabric choice. Cotton lawn is so silky and special. It always surprises me how much fabric goes into a dress like this!

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