In My Purple House

Ahh the adorable Macaron dress, a favourite of seamstresses the world over. And is there any wonder, what with the sweetheart neckline, adorable yoke, tulip sleeves and, of course, pockets!

I love the 90s vibe of this pattern, although my interpretation is slightly less grunge than a white tee under a tight strapless dress. I used some gorgeous Japanese lawn from everyone’s favourite local fabric store, Spotlight and some cotton drill for the main body. I was worried if I cut the belt in the contrast fabric it would look a little becky-home-ecy so I stuck with the solid black.

As with my Parfait dress there is a bit of gaping on the upper back, again, not so noticeable with my * interesting * posture, but something I will look out for in future Colette makes (of which there have been many and many more to come. I do actually own other patterns I swear!)

As a side note, how awesome is the colour purple? I love, love, love this fabric and wish I had bought more. Because 10 storage containers of fabric are NOT ENOUGH.

Unfortunately I don’t actually wear this dress that much. It is a little too dressy for work (I work at a bar/restaurant) or uni. However the one time I did wear it to work a woman actually recognised it as a Colette Pattern, which was pretty cool. And my grandmother loves how long it is! And there are pockets. It’s the little things!

Pattern: Colette Pattern’s Macaron

Fabric and notions: 1.4m cotton drill, 1m Japanese Lawn, 16’ invisible zip

Alterations: Blended the size 2 upper yoke with size 4 body. Lengthened the skirt by 4cm. Cut the belt piece in the same fabric as the main body

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