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Featured Seamstress: Lauren

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Name: Lauren

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Ceylon

Blog: lladybird

Her post about the dress: Completed: Colette’s Ceylon Dress

What kind of fabric did you use? Lightweight 100% cotton pin dot shirting.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I piped the waistline seams (hips and underbust) and sleeve hems with handmade white piping. I used self-covered buttons. Oh, and I made the inside pretty, too – finishing the facings with white bias tape and catchstitching the hem with pretty white lace.

What thoughts do you have about the project? I love this dress and I really enjoyed the process of making it. I plan on making another one with lightweight wool (crepe? maybe?) in a bright color and making a matching self-covered belt :)

Thanks, Lauren!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

Comments 5

Jane handmadejane.blogspot.com

Lauren is a fab seamstress and I LOVE this dress, it’s one of my all time favourites. Great to see her featured. x

Stephanie

This dress looks just delicious! Can’t wait to see how it looks in wool =)

Jeanne Marie jmsewingstudio.com

Lovely job. The covered buttons and piping really make it something special. I love that sewing enables us to pick out all those little details to make each pattern our own.

Meetzorp meetzorp.com

Gosh, that is just as cute as buttons!

Estelle

That is so pretty! I love the piping detail and this shade of blue compliments your skin tone and hair colour really, really well.

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