This is the third item I’ve sewn for my Colette Spring/Summer Palette Challenge. The first item, The Colette Iris Shorts were sewn in a navy blue crepe from my stash. I love that!! The second, which I sewed to augment my mood board AND is my most favorite pattern, The Colette Sorbetto Top. Both the top and the sundress (that you are about to view) are sewn in the sweet little plaid shown here on my mood board.
It all went together fine, but I always, always have issues when it comes to basting and then gathering. Even though I baste two parallel rows I always end up breaking one of the threads. Which, I suppose, that is why you do two. Then the gathering is never even and I end up taking the skirt off the bodice and sewing it several times before finally ending up with an acceptable appearance. If anybody out there in cyberland has any suggestions as to how to make the gathering process easier and more even, PLEASE SHARE!!!!
Things I learned from this project:
4. Just like Tasia mentions in her blog Sewaholic, I have too much frosting (fun dresses for dressing up), and not enough cake (everyday clothing). BUT I love frosting. Something to think about.
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