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.