Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Fancy sewing: Colette Pastille dress

Can you believe it has taken me over 3 months to complete this sewing project? The main reason for this slow progress is due to sheer laziness, the other reason is because I handstitched quite a few components of this dress. I was inspired by the idea of couture clothing, and wanted to create something that is not only well fitted but something that will last you for years to come.

The Colette Pastille dress was actually quite difficult to make, the instructions were not readily available. I had to google stuff like how to do a knife pleat and had a redo the sleeves because I wasn't sure what I needed to do. To be honest, I didn't think I'll have a dress to show in the end, especially after reading about all the problems people have encountered when sewing and fitting this dress.

With all issues aside, I'm actually really happy with the result. Apart from the barely noticeable bulk at the back, everything about the dress is perfect. I'm glad I took the extra time to do the hand-stitching and will definitely do this extra step in all my future sewing projects.


  1. It's gorgeous Carmen, fits like a glove!

  2. You've done such an amazing job with the fit - it looks fantastic on you and of course great fabric choice!


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