This is the Rooibos dress from Colette Patterns. I finished it in time to wear on Thanksgiving. I used a wool herringbone grey wool and a puce colored silk charmeuse for the facings, pockets, and the piping. I made my own piping, by taking the stitching out of some old piping taking the cord and using the old fabric as a model to cut the charmeuse. Then I used a zipper foot to get close to the cord and made the piping.
I also used my new serger and serged all the pieces after I cut them out. I'm so glad I did this, It makes sewing it together a dream! I will definitely do this again. The only problem is that the little triangle markings that are cut out get serged away. So I have to think about a better way of marking the pieces. I did a side lapped zipper, and hand picked the lapped side.
Overall I think this dress came out OK, its a little big in the bodice even though I mad a muslin. Maybe I should have made the smaller size and done a full bust adjustment.
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