Woohoo! It totally feels like summer time here on the east coast. I'm relaxing on my newly furnished Florida room, having a cocktail in my new Colette Patterns Lily Dress. Don't my shoes match the room and my dress perfectly?! This is very important in life.
Lily is a fitted sundress, with princess seams at the bodice and a very fitted skirt. I used this sunny yellow linen from Fabricland, it was a pleasure to work with. Being linen it was a little bit sheer so I lined the whole thing in a yellow cotton voile, which is perfect for a summer dress. I love using voile as lining. I also used a white linen as the contrast.
I love the way this pattern fits, although I did have to make some alterations to it. When I made up the muslin the bodice was sitting quite low, it was rather scandalous, but only in the front pieces. I added about 2 inches on a slant (because this has princess seams) to match the side seams.
I love that this dress has such great pockets, something every Colette pattern has (isn't that wonderful). The white accents really add something different to such a basic dress. The only thing I got a little hung up on was the kick pleat. It's like not a real slit, it remains closed and doesn't look right to me. It's bugging me and I might go back and change it. Also my hem was doing something weird and bubbling and I have since fixed it. I was being lazy and serged the dress hem and the lining hem together. Sometimes I have to remind myself: NO SHORTCUTS, they never seem to work out for me.
That's all for now! I'm off and working on 2 more summer dresses.
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