Monday, April 23, 2012

SPC Item #2 - Cotton Candy Stripes

My second item for the Spring Palette Challenge is complete!  I chose a pink and white striped cotton and Colette's Hazel pattern.  I had purchased the fabric several months back with Colette's Ginger pattern in mind. I am glad I waited because this dress is so perfectly me!

Since the stripes are mostly going in other directions or gathered there isn't a real need to be too matchy - matchy with the stripes.  I didn't have enough fabric to make the bodice stripes horizontal but since they were cut on fold of the fabric - it does match up with the center of the skirt.
I am definitely going to be making another striped version of this dress and this time making sure I have some extra fabric to play with the striping a bit more.

I love the shaping/silhouette of this dress!  It is a simple sundress, but all of the shaping makes me feel extra girly and polished enough that I could throw on a cardigan and where this work.

The pattern was an absolute breeze to sew up and as usual the Colette pattern instructions were excellent.  This dress is not only a wear again, but a make again as well!

Next up in the SPC is the Yellow Polka Dot Taffy Blouse with the Yellow Iris shorts.


  1. Very cute! I have some blue and white striped fabric waiting to be made into the Hazel dress. Looks great on you, and perfect with that necklace.

  2. It looks gorgeous on you. I really like the subtle bodice detailing.

  3. Aww, this looks gorgeous - so fresh and summery!

  4. Oh, really cute dress. I ordered Hazel as well and I hope it will arrive in the next days.
    It´s super for summer!