Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bow Hazel Dress
Stash-busting success! This is the Marc Jacobs bow print cotton from FabricMart, that has been sitting in my stash for what seems like forever. I chose the Hazel dress from Colette Patterns because I thought that the V-seamed bodice would show off the stripes of bows. The fabric was a little sheer so I lined the whole thing with the perfect color of light pink, that really made the bows POP.
The bodice sat a little too low on me so I added a contrasting block of pink at the top for more coverage. I cut another facing piece and this time attached it upwards, the effect is not exactly fitted, but it does cover the goods. The hardest part about this dress was trying to match up the stripes, which are not even, they kind of subtly zig and zag, so when I went to match up the stripes on the skirt, it was way off. I had enough to cut another skirt side piece, so it matches somewhat now.
The pattern calls for a gathered skirt, but I chose to pleat it instead, I think it's a little bit more flattering on me. The best thing about this pattern is the POCKETS, I love that Colette always adds pockets. I think this dress looks best with a little cropped cardigan, this one I knitted a million years ago, it's a Rowan magazine pattern.
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