I can't believe it has taken me so long to post pictures of this dress! This was the final garment I made for Sew Colette last year, but due to unforeseen circumstances I really didn't finish it until early this year.
I have had a hard time finding time to blog lately and an even harder time getting photos taken. I have still been sewing though and hope to get back on track in the coming months. I had a few things that just were not working for me and some of that has been resolved lately. Back to the dress...
I have to tell you I made this out of quilting cotton from Joann's, a mistake I probably won't make again. It is a pretty dress and I have got a lot of wear out of it, but it seems stiffer and heavier than other quilting cottons.
I was also really distracted while making this dress and was only sewing in about 15 minute increments or less during this time, I ended up cutting out the lining for the dress 2 other times due to mistakes with sewing, but I finally finished. I would love to make another of these dresses now that I am finding more time to sew.
Pattern: Colette Sewing Handbook - Licorice Dress
Fabric - Cherry Cotton
Styled with: Red Shoes from Nine West (barely seen in top photo)