New Look 6181 – A Dress for Mum

While home for a surprise party for my Dad’s birthday, I went fabric shopping with my Mum. One of the patterns they had made up on their mannequins was New Look 6181. It looked to be a fairly straightforward maxi dress, so I suggested that if she bought the pattern and fabric, I would make … Read more

Colette Laurel

Well! After my camera went AWOL for a bit, it has turned up again so I can get on with photographing a bunch of finished projects (not necessarily in the order they were completed, though) First off, is Colette patterns most recent release, the Laurel shift dress. I will be the first to admit that … Read more

Colette Crepe

I recently made a muslin of the Colette Patterns Crepe dress, to check it for fit and alterations needed, before moving on to some rather special fabric I had in mind for this pattern. It is described on the Colette website as ‘A sweet and easy wrap dress with no closures to sew. The dress … Read more

Colette Macaron

I finished my Macaron dress, by Colette patterns a wee while ago, but have only recently worn it again to get a photo or two. Pattern Description: A flattering and curvy dress. Includes a bodice fitted with darts, along with a contrasting top yoke, sleeves, and narrow midriff band. Short sleeves are gently scalloped along … Read more