Featured Seamstress: Donna


Name: Donna

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Pattern: Crepe

Her Blog: Random Knits

What kind of fabric did you use? I used a 100% cotton floral print that I loved as soon as I saw it! For the ties I used Kaffe Fasset’s shot cotton in Vermillion.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I loved that the pattern was so feminine! The pink and red in the floral print is completely me. I work in a craft store, so I make an effort to wear something handmade every day, so this year I’ve made a lot of pretty sundresses. This is absolutely one of my favourites, and it always receives lot of compliments!

What thoughts do you have about the project? This was a great pattern for any level of seamstress. There’s no buttonholes or zippers to worry about, and not a ridiculous number of pattern pieces, but it looks so great finished, and is so wearable. The hardest part about it is the armhole facings, but if you take your tine and think about what you’re doing, it’s not bad. The instructions are very thorough, and easy to follow.

Thanks, Donna!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

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Comments 9

Amanda bimbleandpimble.blogspot.com

This is so sweet! The fabric is adorable and I love the sash- it looks like you should picking strawberries in a field. Kudos!

Nothy Lane aftagley.blogspot.ca

I love this dress in floral! I have this pattern and I read through it but just haven’t gotten to it yet. Seeing it in the floral really inspires me….

Ginger gingermakes.wordpress.com

How cute! Great job, Donna!

anne jewell

the dress really suits you! great choice of fabric and pattern!

Marie asewingodyssey.blogspot.com

How lovely! The print is so pretty!

Emily replicatethendeviate.blogspot.com

Beautiful fabric choice and fit!

Jo makingitwell.blogspot.com

I really love this, the colour of the sash with the print… It’s so beautiful :)

Graca sewessentiallysew.blogspot.com

Your Crepe looks lovely. I tried to make this dress, but I had an epic fail with fitting, totally my fault. I should have made a muslin first. It is still on my list of projects to do. Hopefully, my next attempt will look as good as this one. I like your choice of the floral print.

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