Skill Level: Intermediate
Her blog: Sew I think I can Sew
Her post about the pattern: Pastille Dress
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a linen. I love how it feels, even though it looks like it needs to be ironed after a few minutes! The natural fabrics are perfect for hot sunny days.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in this pattern? I took one look at this pattern and knew that it was for me (or the me I aspire to be perhaps!!). As to the colour, I am generally very unadventurous in my colors (black and white feature prominently in my wardbrobe) and have made an effort to go for bright colours this spring / summer. Being shorter in stature, I like dresses as they make me feel taller. This is definitely going to be a pattern that I use again and again.
What thoughts do you have about the project? It was a lovely dress to sew. Except for the pleats. They did have me using a few choice words normally reserved for the golf course, trying to get them in line. But I persevered, as to me it is the pleats that make this dress. I have used several Colette patterns and I find the instructions easy to understand and the diagrams easy to follow. I am still planning to work my way through the rest of the Colette Sewing Handbook patterns this summer.