Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Pink Peony

 Presenting my latest adventure in Couture Pour Moi ... Colette Patterns' Peony.  This is my wearable muslin.  Despite being between a few sizes ... I ran it up in the Size 8 ... I am really happy with the fit ... Next dress (oh I've already got the fabric out, ready to be cut!) I think I will add a little in the length - I feel I am feeling a little bit breezy when I bend to pick up smalls, if you know what I mean ...
 The fabric is a linen look fabric I picked up from the op shop last week.  I dare say it has some poly in there - hell it might all be poly - but it was perfect for my first go.  I don't own anything pink.  But I am actually pretty happy with how it looks.
 The bateau neck is so lovely and just a little bit classy, methinks.  It's important to be a little bit classy.  Rise above your station, I say.  Like having a cheeky vino with your chips and gravy.  I may have made the darts a little pert (if you know what I mean) but I only think you would notice if you where staring at my chest ... and really I don't think there is any danger there.
I omitted the pockets this time - only because I was impatient to get the dress finished so I could see if it had worked. The only change I made was that I put in a conventional zip in lieu of an invisible - I haven't been able to get my hands on an invisible zipper foot for my machine - although it has turned out OK - an invisible zip would definately be a much nicer finish.

Oh and I didn't make the belt ... I'm not good with belts!

This is an awesome dress.  I have a feeling I'm going to be whipping up a few of these as my go to dress!  Colette Patterns are available at Milkbar if you live on the Apple Isle x

8 comments:

Tanya said...

Gorgeous cut and pattern. At first glance it looks simple enough but oh my, the detailing and that neckline! Stunning and so right for you.

CurlyPops said...

Wow! Talk about Pretty in Pink!
Absolutely gorgeous.

Recycled Relix said...

Love the dress and the pose!! So cute!

Fer said...

Woohoo! Looking a super cool Mama. Black leggings would look good with it too and might help with the breezy stuff. ;)

Tania said...

Now you're just showing off. Pert and all.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Now THAT'S just the sort of dress I'm always looking for . Deceptively simple and very elegant !

Isis said...

looking very cute! i can give you a tip to stop pert darts...

this would be a great go to dress!

Sandrine said...

This dress looks really nice as well!! And I think pink suits very well!!