Happy Valentines Day loves! Today I wanted to share my latest make, a Valentines Day Macaron dress from Colette Patterns. It was on display at Fabricland but I finally get to wear it today. The fabrics are a quilt weight cotton from Westminster fabrics in this adorable heart and floral print.
I had to make some changes to the pattern to make this one work for me. I increased the bodice length by 2 inches, and moved the bust dart down.The sleeves were also too tight and I adjusted that pattern. Instead of the facings I used a bias seam binding, in pink polkadots. I interfaced the waist band, which the pattern does specify, which seems strange to me. Waistbands need interfacing, HELLO.
This dress was kind of a bitch to put together. I think I had trouble with every single seam. It was just one of those projects that did not want to go together. I don't think it was because of the changes I made, I was very careful about being exact. The pleats in the skirt were too big for the bodice. The side seams didn't match up, I had to ease one side of the invisible zipper and could only get the bottom half of the waistband to match up. grr. Despite my issues it looks cute on. I especially like the addition of the ric rac to the sweetheart bodice
Valentines day has to be postponed for me, this blizzard we had is keeping my hubby at work for a double shift. I'll be lucky to see him for a half hour before he goes back to work!
But Valentine's Day isn't just for couples, it's about love! I am grateful to everyone that reads this blog! Thank you for all of your comments, and kind words of encouragement over the years. I love you all! Happy Valentines Day! XOXOX
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Such a cute dress! It sure doesn't show that it gave you fits. Happy Valentine's Day to you too!ReplyDelete
Love your final product. I had very similar issues with the macaron. The style lines are extremely cute, but pieces do not match up, waistband is shorter than the top etc. Still, you ended up with a very cute dress.ReplyDelete
Glad it wasn't just me!Delete
I agree that you ended up with a cute dress, all things considered!!ReplyDelete
Super cute, love this fabric combo! Whatever troubles you had putting the dress together really aren't noticeable in the finished product. : )ReplyDelete
Your dress is beautiful! Well done!ReplyDelete
So cute! I love valentine's day for all the pink and red cute things like this :)ReplyDelete
Cute dress!!! Perfect for Vday!! I also made a Valentines day dress. I think I was more excited about the dress than dinner with the boy hahaha (don't tell him that!!) Also blogged my dress if you wanted to have a look, mine is cherry printed cotton :)ReplyDelete
I've had the same experience where a dress is the PITA to sew, but a pleasure to wear and look at. AND, I've had the opposite, unfortunately, where the dress was a pleasure to sew, but I hated wearing it, due to fit issues, scratchy fabric, etc. You never know do you? Until you get it done. Glad you hung in there because it is a cute, cute dress!ReplyDelete
What an awesome fit. Great work!ReplyDelete
Dang, this is so cute and SO FLATTERING! I'm not sure why I haven't bought this pattern yet, as I love it and think it would look pretty good on my shape.ReplyDelete
Although it looks like one side of the waistband is wider than the other (maybe stretched?), have you tried putting strips of interfacing along the fabric edge before putting the zip in? Makes it much less likely to ease out of shape.