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Friday, July 01, 2011

Fini! A Parfait Dress

Why is it that you hold off on doing the patterns that turn out to be your favorites? I've been putting off making Colette's Parfait dress for a while.  I never felt like I had the right fabric for it, or I didn't know what I would think of the final dress.  Finally I found a cute floral print design; reminiscent of vintage feedsack prints that I'd been seeing everywhere, and I felt the need for a fun, summer dress.  I dusted off the Parfait envelope and set to work.

I was just in time with making this dress too.  The weather this week had been iffy - raining the first half and warming up in patches throughout.  But the weekend is looking promising and we had a beautiful California Friday.

I love so much about this dress.  I'm really pleased with my fabric choice as this dress feels really bright and 'summery.'  The shoulder straps came out cute... I was worried that it would look to juvenile.  And I LOVE the pockets with the little red buttons.

I love the pockets!

The dress was easy to sew and now that I'm finished, I'm thinking I might go on the hunt for some more fabric to make another one.

I hope you all have a lovely long weekend! I have a busy, long weekend ahead, but I'm looking forward to it.

EDIT: I forgot to mention... this dress is the first outfit in my Summer Sewalong with Rhinestones and Telephones.  This dress falls under the Sundress category.

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  1. So cute! I love it and your fabric choice! It's very flattering on you!

  2. Very nice! Lovely fabric too. The Parfait is next on my list so it's good to see a nice version. x

  3. Very Pretty! I love the print!

  4. I just love all of the dresses you have posted on your blog. They are absolutely adorable! I am such a HUGE fan of everything being vintage! I have started a new linky party on Sunday and would love to invite you to join up. I am wanting my readers to post all of their vintage crafts, sewing projects, and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. I would love to see your dresses posted on there!

    Jacque@Jacque's Soda Parlor

  5. Very cute! Love the fabric!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week as well!

  6. Curious, did you do a FBA to the parfait? I have roughly the same shape as you and am wondering if I have to do an FBA or whether I can just cut out a bigger size for the bust area only.

  7. @hungrypanda Nope, no adjustments to the pattern whatsoever. I love Colette's patterns because they seem to fit my shape perfectly without any adjustments. I think she says somewhere in her pattern details that they average at a C.

  8. I was trolling through the Coletterie and stumbled across your parfait. One of the cutest I have seen!


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