Monday, February 1, 2010

Summer Daze

Colette Parfait 003 Colette Parfait 005

Here I am ironed and somewhat respectable in the Colette Parfait dress. I was one size smaller in the top than the skirt so I just flared it out as I cut and I was really happy with the fit and found it quite flattering over the curves. The material was a thin cotton as an inexpensive toile that I could still wear so it is a little see through in the skirt and I think a heavier material will also sit better at the bodice. It didn’t take too long and I have already cut out the second one.

I really loved the pattern and the bodice detail and think the pattern had a few techniques that would be great for a new-ish sewer to start on, a couple of darts, invisible zip and some gathering. I didn’t bother with the button hole, I just sewed the button straight on to the strap.

So to celebrate the last month of Summer, I finally have my first dress done. More summery goodness over at Jodi’s.

Thank you for all your lovely well wishes for Caleb’s first Prep day, we went to visit his teacher this morning and she seemed really lovely and receptive. He starts for real on Wednesday with Poppy back at Child care tomorrow so he and I have a movie date.

14 comments:

Andi said...

Dress looks so good on you!! Nice work Lady.
What you going to see? Jake LOVED the Chipmunks movie.
I thought it was boring.
The things we do!!

Sarah-Jo said...

wow cindy i love the dress you look gorgeous and ell done!

thornberry said...

The dress looks terrific - I've got this pattern ready to sew too, so it's great to read some feedback. Have a great day with your boy before the big one tomorrow!

teddybearswednesday said...

Gorgeous dress Cindy, and it so suits you, the colour the style. Both you and it look stunning

One Flew Over said...

A gorgeous dress and the colour looks fantastic on you!

sophie said...

Wow Cindy, you look beautiful, and so nice in front of that wall with all the green, gorgeous!! I have heard so many good things about Colette patterns, must give them a try!

Sally said...

That is a wonderful dress. Really lovely style and choice of fabric - especially as you regard it as a toile.
I have now come to the conclusion that your toile = my best effort!

PottyMouthMama said...

Nice dress Cindles. Love the cut of it, and that colour is divine. Is it hail spot? So pretty.

How are you feeling about Caleb heading off? I feel nervous just thinking about it!

Pippi creates said...

Nice dress! Looks like a great effort. And it looks especially fantastic against that pink wall as back drop. Nice one!

Christina Lowry said...

It looks fantastic on you! Those Colette patterns sure are sweet. Can't wait to see the next one you sew up. Have a great movie date! :)

Gina said...

Very, VERY well done! It looks like a perfect fit for you and a nice flattering shape.

Home Girl said...

wish i could whip up something like that! great that you are turning your talents into things for yourself. fab colour and super flattering, v girly. was thinking of you the most out of everyone i know with a little one starting school on monday. now i see tomorrow is the BIG DAY! such a milestone considering the journey you have been on with C. goodluck mummy and caileb, looking forward to hearing how it goes, got my fingers crossed he will fit in as easily as can be expected (for any kid) how can he not with such rockstar hair?! xx

Stomper Girl said...

The dress looks ace, and good luck for Caleb tomorrow.

Miss Muggins said...

Curvalicious I say! You look hot!