Pattern: Colette Patterns Macaron dress
Fabric: gold tulle and blue polyester peachskin
Bonus: Check out my dress on the Colette blog!
For the two tones, I'd like to make it blue and gold, which are my school colors, of course!. I plan to make the top part out of a lacy mesh and the botton out of something a little heavier, giving it that subtle hint of skin while still remaining conservative for the impending family celebration. I'll keep you posted. But first: papers to write!
And now... the dress:
Needless to say, I am very pleased with my creation. The gold almost disappears against my skin, leaving a hint of glitter. And it doesn't slip down across my chest! The pockets are an added bonus, something no dress should be without. I originally added the sleeves, but ended up taking them off and leaving the neckline and shoulders unfinished. This made the look much more sheer, and since the tulle doesn't ravel, it wasn't a problem in the least. Of course, the neckline top seems to be a bit of problem with this dress, and some added interfacing didn't seem to do the trick. Nevertheless, I definitely plan on using this pattern in various forms again, especially the great pleating and hidden pockets (like for the skirt on my Spring Dress).
Check out my review of this pattern at PatternReview.com.
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