It’s a free-for-all this week so I thought it was about time I put together a Colette Pattern; The Parfait looks summery and fun, perfect for this Melbourne weather. I’ve decided to use some more of this tribal fabric I’ve been obsessed with this past month. It’s hard to see all the fancy details of this pattern because of the busy print. So I’ve taken close-ups of the details below. My legs are so white they will burn holes in your retinas, so place your safety glasses on now. I’ve taken the dress for a test run, this is important don’t you think? So this is what the dress looks like leaning up against a blue fence.




The details. I love the gathering along the bodice, it’s somewhat flattering and those pockets!? cute! | Colette Parfait

This is what she looks like sitting down. Not bad, the straps didn’t roll off my shoulders so that’s a bonus. | Colette Parfait

This is how she moves when you walk, not bad either, I think she might be a winner. | Colette Parfait

…and this is what she looks like when you sit upright on a swing. So now that I’ve made this dress, I can make more in all different shades except beige, I don’t like beige and maybe yellow, come to think of it! any pastel colour really. I would make a note in the back of the Colette booklet about the patterns bust; the bust was enormous, something I have only been able to achieved twice through mastitus, so adjustments have been made for my next Parfait. The perfect Summer dress.

So there you have it, short and sweet which is what we all need so you can finish off your Christmas shopping and throw the turkey in the oven.

Thank you for taking the time to visit during this very busy and festive time. Merry Christmas readers and
Happy Sewing.


10 Responses to “Colette Parfait | Dress”

  • Debi:

    YAY for the Parfait! I just love it and those buttons are fabulous! It is a great pattern and the perfect summer dress (or as a pinafore for layering in the winter!)

  • ally:

    how cute are those pockets?… love the way u both move.. is still winter up here! was admiring someones scarf the other day and though ‘hang on why am i looking at a skarf in December?” go figure… x

  • That’s some great fabric, and I like the wooden buttons too. I wasn’t convinced when I first saw the Parfait line drawing, because I thought it might look too juvenile, but this certainly doesn’t!

  • SewOm:

    I like this dress, because of the fabric. Its such an interesting pairing. I just went back and read all your posts using tribal fabrics. I love what you’re doing – its like a runway collection. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Debbie:

    You look amazing! I love this dress – I think this will be my next sewing project. Thanks for all your wonderful posts throughout the year, I have loved following your sewing adventures. I hope you and your family had a great christmas (except for the hail – hope you escaped that), and enjoy the rest of the holidays. May 2012 bring you much happiness!

  • Kazz:

    Thank you Debi Merry Christmas xx

  • Kazz:

    The weather is bananas Ally but those pockets are cute, Merry Christmas sweetie xxoo

  • Kazz:

    Thank you Vicki, I wondered the same with this pattern, I guess it’s your own interpretation that adds to the overall look and feel of this particular pattern.

  • Kazz:

    Thank you so much SewOm that is a wonderful compliment, you have made me blush.

  • Kazz:

    Aw Debbie thank you, I’m really pleased you’ve enjoyed my blog that makes me very happy. The hail wasn’t near our parts we spent the majority of Christmas day on the beach which was just perfect. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too xxoo

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