This is a new pattern from Colette Patterns. It’s a great knit dress pattern that comes with a lot of customization options. I will definitely be making this again but in a more casual fabric. I bought this fabric on clearance at Joann’s and I really like it but I want a dress that has more every day wear potential. I also want to try shortening the bodice about an inch so it hits at my natural waist more.
I love the pockets!
I didn’t have any trouble putting the pattern together or following the instructions but one note is that there were a lot of pages to print. I thought I had mistakenly printed out the pieces for every version but after frantically stopping the printer and double checking I realized there were just a lot more than I was expecting.
I realized late last night that in my haste to post the tutorial yesterday I never added a picture of the final dress. It doesn’t really affect the tutorial not to have it since the directions are the same either way but I still wanted to share it.
Pockets! I don’t have a pattern piece for these but they’re pretty easy to eyeball. Just piece together two rectangles and top stitch it down.
You can see how my back collar pieces are a little funny looking. I had to fold the ends in on themselves to get them to fit and one side is a little shorter than the other but it’s not very noticeable when she’s moving around.
I almost used a different fabric for the top because I was worried about it looking a little beetle juice-y but I’m really glad I plunged ahead because I love how it turned out. And I have five yards of that striped fabric so I’m sure you’ll be seeing it again.
Trying to sign ‘all done’!
Tutorial and pattern can be found here.