I just finished the Macaron dress from Colette Patterns last night, and it was such a pleasure to sew! It came together very quickly.
I was so excited to try this pattern because I love the silhouette, but also because it reminded me of a very expensive Nanette Lepore dress at Bergdorf's that I coveted last winter. The Lepore dress had a similar sweetheart bustier-look neckline over a tshirt-esque background and played with contrasting fabrics. I think it was over $300--yikes!
I made this in a black silk crepe de chine on top and a nubby purple cotton twill on the bottom. I wanted a discernible texture contrast between the two fabrics. The crepe de chine wasn't sturdy enough for the waistband, so I used the purple twill instead and made a small accent belt and bow with black velvet ribbon.
But the most exciting thing is that this is my debut project with an sba! (That's small bust adjustment, fyi.) It worked out so well that I want to do sbas on everything! Watch out, world! To any interested ladies, I'm working on tutorials now to do an sba to the Parfait and Macaron dresses from Colette Patterns. (If you're smaller than a C cup, you'll probably want to do one for this particular pattern line.) I'll keep you posted!
I'll definitely be making this again. I love so many details of this pattern, especially the pockets that are hidden in the pleats! I'm curious to try this dress out with a knit on the upper bodice and a woven on the rest of the dress. It would be like the comfort of a t-shirt on top with the glamour of a strapless dress on the bottom!
Also, this was the first time I've done a blind hem on a machine. The pattern suggested it, and I thought it was about time I gave it a go. (I had some help from this awesome YouTube tutorial.) Why oh why have I waited so long?
Thanks to Sarai for another awesome pattern. I don't know what I did before this pattern line came along. Next up is the Beignet skirt!
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