As soon as I saw this pattern I knew it had to be MINE. It's the brand new pattern from Colette patterns, Hawthorn. It's the perfect dress, so easy to wear, I can see this one lasting for years.I was so excited for this pattern to arrive, I had the fabric all picked out, a chambray embroidered eyelet, from Fabricland of course, and pre washed, waiting for the pattern to arrive on in the store Wednesday. I made a straight size 10, and the fit is pretty perfect.
For the interfacing I used a solid chambray of almost the same exact color, because any other interfacing would have shown through the holes in the eyelet. The fabric is so soft and dreamy, and I picked some red buttons for a fun accent. I think I will send away for a matching belt from Pat's Custom Buttons and Belts.
This dress is so comfortable, before taking these pictures I had already worn it the whole day teaching sewing classes. The skirt has the perfect amount of swing, have I mentioned it's perfect?! The only sad thing is that I have to give it up for a while, it's going on display at Fabricland. I can't wait to make the blouse version, and the long sleeve version for fall.
The only problem I ran into, was the collar. It comes in three pieces and all the layers get rather thick all together. Next time I will make the undercollar in three pieces and cut the upper collar in one solid piece. Also when you staystich make sure you do it a 1/4" at the neckline pieces, the facing gets sewn on 1/4" so anything else will show.
Will you be making Hawthorn? Can you ever have enough perfect summer dresses?
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