I completed my first dress (my second garment and the second project in the Colette Sewing Handbook), just in time for Easter dinner at Flower’s house!
My inspiration for the fabric and the trim was from this post from the Nashville blog, Lladybird. The author, Lauren, makes the cutest clothes and always seems to find the perfect fabric for each project.
To steal a saying from Monica, the owner of the West Seattle Fabric Company and author of the blog Bursting the Seams, my new dress is “happily imperfect”. Most of my mistakes are on the inside though (my surged seams suck) or are barely noticeable unless I point them out.
I am pretty happy with the fit though. If you missed my post about fitting the muslin, you can read about it here. I got rid of the hunchback.
It fits pretty good in the bust too. I moved the waist darts in and that helped the bodice fit better. In hindsight, I probably should have pivoted the bust dart down as well, so it actually points to the apex of the bust, but you can’t even see that unless you look closely. I also think I put the trim on backwards. The other side was shinier and looked more finished, but no one would know that unless I said something.
I’m pretty proud of my pleats! The hip adjustment I made to the skirt seems to have helped as well.
It looks cute with a jean jacket too!
Full disclosure, I didn’t really play horseshoes that day. Flower was making me pose. But I could have!
It was a Mexican themed Easter dinner. Flower and Val roasted a turkey and made homemade horchata, tortillas and mole sauce to go with it! It was so delicious! I only got a little bit of mole on my dress. It made it through the wash though, so all in all, I would say this dress was a success!