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Featured Seamstress: Mika

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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

Donna randomknits.net

That looks amazing! Well done!

Lizzy sewbusylizzy.wordpress.com

I love this dress!! Completely awesome!

Sue sewinsteady.blogspot.com

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

Ginger gingermakes.wordpress.com

Love this dress! Yay, Mika!

Maddie Flanigan madalynne.com

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

Gail gksagenda.blogspot.com

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

Tracy midwesternsmalltowngirl.com

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

Juliette cuisinecoutureandrocknroll.blogspot.fr

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

Dee

Absolutely beautiful in every way.

Donna

Gorgeous! I love how you worked with the print.

ellen

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

Lesley

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.

Liz busylizzieinbrizzy.blogspot.com.au

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

ZoSews zosews.com

Beautiful dress!!

Karen Hinson

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

Mia

So beautiful!

Laura

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

Kay gentlydowntheseam.wordpress.com

Love it, Mika!! Very very very creative!

Minie

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

Mika savorystitches.blogspot.com

Thanks, everyone!

Bridget Dyer nonotionssewing.blogspot.com

I love this! So adorable!! Great job.

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