Friday, August 23, 2013

Sewing: Pastille Dress

I made the Pastille dress from Colette's Sewing Handbook a few weeks back.  Originally, I started it for a wedding back in May, but didn't finish it in time to re-do the sleeve facings.  In the end, I still paired it with a silver satin sash/ribbon to break up the blue.  It's a bit plain, but perfect for the second wedding which was blue themed!

Here's the top...

And, I had to take full-dress shots afterward because I couldn't find any photos of the dress in its entirety in the preliminary wedding photos.  Also, Mom, if you read this post, know that I swear I ironed the dress for the wedding.  I just didn't feel like ironing it for the blog photo.  And, it's the same stubborn fabric crease that I starched, steamed, and pressed... and still it came back weeks after the original event!!

Pattern: Pastille dress, Colette patterns (from the Colette Sewing Handbook)
Fabric: blue cotton chambray, super lightweight and comfy, but wrinkles like the dickens
Notions: zipper, hook/eye closure, silver satin ribbon at front
Accessories: silver satin sash at waist
First Worn: August wedding, 2013
Wear Again?  Yeah, probably for picnicking... just need a more casual belt.


Carolyn said...

Oh, I love your dress! So classic and chic, and a gorgeous shade on you, really brings out your lovely blue eyes :)

adriprints said...

Thank you, Carolyn! Love the color too, now I need some kind of steamer to get those creases out. ;)