I finished the Pastille dress last weekend, and it was finally warm enough to wear it today. I’m on the lookout for the right belt to wear with it.
As I said before, when I picked this fabric for muslin# 2, I didn’t intend to ever wear it. It’s way more garish than I would usually choose. But I’m kinda liking it now. I even bought some red sandals to go with it.
I tweaked this pattern a LOT. After redrafting the bodice (technically making this muslin #2.5), I am 90% satisfied with the fit. I still think the back bodice and skirt could fit my curves better, and despite multiple attempts to get them smooth, I couldn’t eliminate the pointiness in the bust-waist darts.
Given the struggle it took to get this pattern to fit nicely, I’m going to take a break from Colette for a while. I’m eyeing Vogue 1303 next. It needs a crisp fabric and I have some orange batik in my stash that I can use for a muslin. And who knows, maybe I’ll end up wearing it too.