I am extremely excited about how this project turned out! After I bought this pattern + fabric (literally the same day) Erin of Sewbon posted her Colette Laurel.. she made it out of a beautiful white dotted swiss (I think?) and I freaked out– should I have done something more subtle?! Her version was so gorgeous, and it made me so nervous to sew mine out of such a vibrant print and color.. But I continued with my plan and came to the conclusion that, yes, it can be sewn out of all kinds of different fabrics and prints!
Let me start by saying that I love Colette patterns. They are super well-written and I love how much I have learned through sewing her patterns. If you haven’t already, you should check out their blog, The Coletterie– its chock full of great sewing information!
With that being said, I had to adjust the size quite a bit because of my body shape. I cut a 4 in the top and graded out to in between an 8 and a 10 through the hips. It fits like a glove (in a good way) and was super easy to adjust. This is a shift dress that actually has some form– so THAT is a great thing! Instead of using binding on the neckline, I used a small facing and like how it looks.
Pattern: The Laurel by Colette Patterns // Fabric: Tangier Ikat by Dena Designs // Necklace c/o Curated by Kelly
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