Featured Seamstress: Melizza


Name: Melizza

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Pattern: Hazel

Her blog: Pincushion Treats

Her post about the pattern: Windmill Colette Hazel Dress

What kind of fabric did you use? I used a lovely African print wax cotton I picked up in a remnant bin. 2.25 meters for £6, not too shabby. I do love a bargain.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? The weather can be pretty grey in England so I am drawn to vibrant colors. When I saw the African cotton fabric I snatched it up. I hesitated in buying it but I am so glad I did. The print works so well with the Hazel pattern. I lined the skirt because I will definitely end up wearing it with tights more often than not.

What thoughts do you have about the project? As always, the Colette instructions are excellent. The Hazel dress is an easy and fast make. I made mine in an afternoon. It’s quite a versatile pattern, too. Two versions of a Hazel dress will rarely look alike. I’m looking forward to making a linen version in yellow, my own personal ray of sunshine.

Thanks, Melizza!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

Comments 20


Adorable dress and the fabric sings!

Sew Little Time

lovely print! looks great in that fabric. can’t wait to get started on my own hazel!


Yay, so pleased to see you here Mela…especially for your amazing Hazel. It’s your version that made me buy the pattern in the end! A well deserved feature indeed!


I love the pattern placement on the bodice. It’s perfect!


I really love this dress Mela, and congrats on being featured.


Melizza definitely makes superb Hazel dresses. I’ve seen one in person and the fit is spot on. Well done, my lovely friend!


Gorgeous, Mela!! You are a babe in that gorgeous print!


What a beautiful dress; I love the fabric! You look absolutely gorgeous in it!


That is a great looking dress, and you look beautiful in that dress! Great fabric choice, too!


Yay Melizza!!! Your Hazel version is just so lovely :)


I love this dress, and I love everything Mela makes! Congrats on the feature!!


Such a beautiful Hazel! That fabric is just perfect…


Just lovely!


That’s just lovely! The fabric is to die for.




Really beautiful! I like the fabric you choose !

Jan Williams

Lovely fabric and such a nice fit!


This is so beautiful and the color suits you. Congrats on a welldone job!



Great choice of fabric! I will definitely check out this stylish lady’s blog !!!

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