Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gingham Ceylon


Another Ceylon for me! Ceylon may be my favorite Colette Patterns. For this version I used a cotton gingham, from Mood. I modified the pattern a little bit. I omitted the curve at the neckline, didn't add sleeves and attached a wide sash at the waist.

I wanted to make a dress that looked like this Milly dress, which I saw in InStyle magazine (it looked cuter in the magazine).

I finished the sleeves with a little bit of white bias tape. To make the straight neckline I just cut piece c in a straight line from the marking dot. The sashes are extra long so they can be tied in different ways. This is a really great dress for a hot summer day, it makes me want to eat peaches!




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7 comments:

  1. So, so cute! Throw on some sparkly red shoes and you could be a tres chic incarnation of Dorothy. I love it. :D

    I haven't made a Ceylon yet, because it feels like a Fall/Winter dress to me, which doesn't work so well in Texas. Your sleeveless version is inspired, however. I feel one of these coming in my near sewing future...

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  2. Lovely on you, so cherry and perfect of summer!

    Made me smile seeing how happy you are.

    Take care.

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  3. Love, Love, Love this dress! Looks great on you.
    Pamie

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  4. I've just come over from the Colette forum to say how much I like your version of the Ceylon dress. I love gingham anyway, but it goes especially well with that pattern. Removing the sleeves gives it a totally different look, it's beautiful. You look wonderful in it too! x

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  5. E: It looks great on you - I particularly like the fit in the bust!

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  6. Such a fun dress! I love how you take a whimsical fabric like polkadots or gingham, and make it into a grown up dress.

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