Featured Seamstress: Mika


Name: Mika

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Chantilly

Her Blog: Savory Stitches

Her post about the pattern: Sweet Chantilly

What kind of fabric did you use? I used a Maggy London cotton panel, with sections of solid floral, a border print, and jacquard (whew!). It’s lined in a white cotton voile.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I knew that I wanted a summery, really feminine and fun dress. I’m always drawn to prints, but I liked this fabric because it let me do something a little different – I got to play with the border print in a less conventional way.

What thoughts do you have about the project? The pattern posed enough of a challenge to make the project interesting, and the end result is just what I wanted. I took the time (for the most part!) to follow the instructions, something I’m generally not so good about, and I’m so glad that I did! I love this dress.

Thanks, Mika!

Caitlin Clark   —  

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

Comments 23


That looks amazing! Well done!


I love this dress!! Completely awesome!


Beautiful!! That is THE perfect fabric for this dress.


Love this dress! Yay, Mika!

Maddie Flanigan

I love the border print. This dress is definitely a great summer piece!


This is one of the most beautiful Chantilly dresses I’ve seen!


I follow Mika’s blog so saw this beauty before! It makes me want to try a border, so perfect on this!


The Chantilly is a lovely pattern in itself, but this fabric choice really takes it to another level! Well done!


Absolutely beautiful in every way.


Gorgeous! I love how you worked with the print.


Definitely the best version of this pattern I have seen. The fit is just right and the choice and use of fabric it totally spot on. Well done Mika, it is stunning


Wow, this is absolutely my fave so far – excellent job. It does go to show that a bit of thought in fabric and notions can make all the difference to the end result – well done Mika.

Oklahoma Mom

It looks wonderful on you. Great job.


This is lovely and now makes me want to buy the pattern! Great job!


Beautiful dress!!

Karen Hinson

Just lovely! It looks and sounds difficult…was it?


So beautiful!


This is beautiful. Very unique and well done. It looks beautiful on you (assuming you are the model.)


Love it, Mika!! Very very very creative!


This dress is soooo beautiful and it suits you so well! I wish it was mine ;-)


Thanks, everyone!

Bridget Dyer

I love this! So adorable!! Great job.

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