Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Yellow Lily Dress



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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17 comments:

  1. Your room is looking very summery indeed :)

    I wish I knew how to line!

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  2. Gorgeous! Perfect shoe choice too!

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  3. Bombshell! This looks fantastic on you! I love the white/yellow combo, too. I'm glad to see this dress on a curvy girl. I've been holding off on it because I wasn't sure how it would look on me. If it's anything like yours, I'm sure it'll be great :)

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  4. You look so ready for summer! I love the yellow, it's so cheerful.

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  5. Gorgeous dress, you look great in it!

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  6. It looks awesome on you!!

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  7. Nice!! I love this dress too, such a great one for summer! I changed the kick pleat to a vent (mainly because I never read the instructions anyway). I love the bright yellow (fabulous shoes to match, too!) and the white - you look lovely :)

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  8. Very pretty and I sooo love it with the shoes!

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  9. The colors are awesome...I need those shoes, LOL :)

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  10. I love the dress but the shoes, the shoes!!!!

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  11. Great dress! It's such a flattering cut and color. You are ready for summer for sure!

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  12. BAM! That's one gorgeous dress lady. That's one ray of sunshine!

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  13. super cute
    i love it
    if i finish two dresses i already have the pattern for i'm going to treat myself to this one :D

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  14. Super cute and makes me wanna run outside and enjoy the sunshine!

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  15. Fabulous dress! I especially love the white accents.

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