Here it is! The lovely pattern I tested for the new Colette Patterns line. This is the Rooibos dress, which I adored the moment I saw the pattern.
This is a sweet little number with the flattering shape and retro details that Colette Patterns is becoming known for.
The tiny collar is formed by a facing in a contrasting fabric, which provides lots of opportunity to play around with color and texture.
The only changes I made were to raise the neckline about half an inch and add two little buttons on the front bodice. The fabric I used is a camel-colored wool for the body and black silk charmeuse as a contrast. The pattern provides optional instructions for piping the neckline and pockets, and I did both, using a store-bought package of black satiny piping.
This project came together very quickly. I cut it out one night, and sewed it up in a few hours the next day. A total joy to sew! I know a lot of you are drooling over the new line, and I think this one is a must-have. I'm even considering making it again in a different color scheme.
And here's a video if you'd like to see the dress in action! Are you sick of these yet? I hope not! It was a lot easier to get in details like the piped pockets on video.