another colette laurel; the start of my autumn sewing.
I’m using a new app to blog with because the wifi on my laptop is being completely unreliable, so I’m sorry if the formatting is off, I’m still making my way through the tutorial videos! also, typing on my iPad is more difficult than I thought it would be…!
so it’s a new dress but a pattern I’ve used a couple of times before for me to show you today.
I’ve made another colette laurel! oh what a surprise I hear you say! well this one is different. I was brave enough to make some fitting modifications, ooo! the laurels I’ve made in the past have been a little big around my neck line, quite gapey really. I want to take out the zip and adjust the back of my denim one; it’s on my to do list.
for this version, I took out approximately 5/8th of an inch from the front and back. this has worked really well and I’m really pleased with the fit!
I also changed the sleeves. there’s so much fullness to the sleeves in this pattern that I decided to make a feature of it instead of trying to smooth it all out. I’ve made a little pleat!
this gives the sleeve lots of structure and makes the dress look smarter. I think.
I made this using some fabric I got from my favourite rag market seller. I’ve previously posted about her when she just had lots of one/two/three metre off cuts. I went on Tuesday last week and she has EXPANDED. rolls and rolls of lovely fabric. it’s a real shame/definitely a good job that I only had £15 to spend! see what I bought in more detail here.
the fabric has a slight stretch to it, and is a waffle-like texture. I think it was £2.50 per metre.
I tried SO hard to match the pattern up exactly for the zip but it just wasn’t working out for me. this is the best it got.
I’m mostly irritated by the fact I can get this on and off without even using the zip so I didn’t even need to put it in! maybe I should take it out then I can re-sew the back seam and make it perfect… I think I might.
the sides match up pretty well, so my pattern matching wasn’t a complete failure haha.
I love this dress, although I think my fitting could definitely get better. however I’d always rather have the option to take it in than put all that time and effort in to make it too small!
|the sleeves look super structured here!|
it sounds like I don’t like the dress now I’ve written this; I definitely do! it’s the start of my autumn wardrobe and seeing as how autumn is my favourite time of year, I’m really happy that September is here!
see you soon!