Featured Seamstress: Caroline


Name: Caroline

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Macaron

Her Blog: Miss Jackson Design

Her post about the pattern: Spring Macaron

What kind of fabric did you use? Light blue cotton for the shell, vintage hand-dyed kimono silk for the contrast and pockets. The whole thing was actually just a trial to use up some fabric I had lying around but it worked out really well.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I just wanted to add a bit of flair to the dress since the cotton was so plain, then I came across the silk in a damaged kimono I was given, so I thought using that was a good way to make it more exciting.

What thoughts do you have about the project? The pattern is fantastic – a really nice cut, fit and feminine design, and I especially like the cute sleeves! I had to add a front and back seam in the contrast pieces due to a lack of silk, but hopefully it isn’t too noticeable. I love the dress and will definitely be making another version or using parts of the pattern for other projects soon.

Thanks, Caroline!

Caitlin Clark   —  

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.

Comments 9


Love, LOVE, love!!


I love your dress! Very nice…what a neat way to use that kimono. I gotta start thinking of how I want to repurpose some things I’ve got!


What a smart use of ombre in the contrast pieces!


I love your unusual contrast fabric!!!

Vanessa Traylor

Very cool! It looks awesome!


Hands down my favorite version of the Macaron I’ve seen so far. Great job!


Great job! Makes me want to try this pattern!


Oh my, this is GORGEOUS! The red makes the whole garment sing!


I absolutely love the choice of fabrics on this version of Macaron. I have this pattern and made a version that is very flattering on my body, but I didn’t make very good fabric choices so the dress makes me look very young (a sensitivity of mine).

Anyway, I love the combo of red with light blue, and the ombre is a great touch. impressive!

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