Thursday, August 7, 2014

Polka Dots and Stripes Hazel Dress



Woohoo! Another Colette Hazel Dress for me! This time I made some major improvements. I had to add a lot of length to the upper bodice. I made it before and it gave absolutely no coverage, making the bodice pieces about 2" longer fixed this problem. 

For this dress I used this Marc Jacobs lightweight cotton. It is red, white & blue, polka dot, and striped. SERIOUSLY, what could be better?! I've been wearing a very patriotic wardrobe this year, and it all goes with my new Sven Clogs that I'm in love with. So comfy, I wear them to work where I'm standing for hours. 

Everything is from Fabricland, this dress was a display sample for a class back in Spring. (I think there is even some more of this fabric in stock!) The stripes are the best thing to use for this unusual bodice shape. If I made this again I would probably make the skirt a little fuller. I think this is a dirndl, but it seems to come in a bit at the bottom.

My favorite detail is the piping I used on the top of the bodice and the double row of piping on the hem. Fabricland has sparkle piping by the yard. I stitched the piping together and then to the hem of the skirt. The belt it just a ribbon tied in a bow. This is the perfect dress to throw on on a hot summer day, and look cute. 



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5 comments:

  1. The dress looks outrageously fabulous and I love your scarlet accents. Gorgeous.

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  2. Love the stripe placement on the bodice! Clever fun dress that fits well and looks great on you!

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  3. Love, love, love the double piping at the hemline! Also the fit on this dress is just awesome!

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  4. Lovely dress!!

    The stripes on the bodice are very flattering.

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  5. Oh! So cute! Love the stripes on the bodice!

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