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Featured Seamstress: Anna


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Name: Anna

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Hazel

Her blog: Paunnet

Her post about the pattern: Sew Colette 2.0.: Thai Hazel

What kind of fabric did you use? I used a vintage batik that I got as a gift from my boyfriend’s father. I mentioned in my blog post that it’s from Thailand, but it’s actually from either Indonesia or Vietnam.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I basically live in dresses, so I knew the Hazel pattern was made for me as soon as I saw it: it’s feminine but very comfortable (bra-friendly straps are very important in my book). For this version, I decided not to emphasize the diagonal style lines of the bodice and to let the fabric shine. I also tend to wear a lot of black, so this loud print is a great injection of colour to my wardrobe.

What thoughts do you have about the project? I’m absolutely thrilled! The pattern is simple and quick to sew, the instruction are very clear and the fit was spot on without any alterations: maximum results with minimum efforts. I foresee more Hazel dresses in my sewing list! I’ve already worn this dress many times and got several compliments on it; I still haven’t shown it to my boyfriend’s father, but I’m sure he’ll like it.

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

Comments 11


Yay, great to see your pretty dress on here Anna…well deserved!


You’ve made a wonderful use of the fabric!


What a beatiful version of that dress. Love, love, love that print!

Nothy Lane

Do you know what I find absolutely fascinating about the Hazel? I’ve seen it in all kinds of fabrics (as featured seamstresses display their versions) and it always looks different! I love the fabric choice and the dress is so flattering.

Jennifer Vance

Both her and the dress are beautiful!Honestly,in all of the featured seamstress,I haven’t seen a bad looking dress or person. :)


Beautiful! The dress and pattern are a perfect match.


Yay, Anna! This is such a lovely dress!


Absolutely love this fabric and dress! Great job to Anna.


She is a beautiful and talented girl, her blog is lovely! The dress is so cool!


This is a very fun print! Well done Anna!

(Oh, and I’ve found a gorgeous Macaron that’s in need of flaunting –


Dress looks wonderful girl…..

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