Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 10

I got some sheer rose print fabric from Thrift Town recently and used it for two different projects.

The first project is a dress that I made by altering Colette Pattern's Macaron dress. I kept the sweet heart yoke and scalloped sleeves, but I changed the back yoke to be buttoned down, and I changed the body of the dress to be a pleated a line shape. There are pockets in the side seams and the lining for the dress has lace on the hemline for some added pretty.
At first I worried that it would look too much like a nightgown, but now I don't mind because it sure is comfortable to wear out and about.

The second project is a blouse with a petal collar. I used the JJ Blouse pattern from BurdaStyle, but used the sleeves from the Macaron dress pattern, and made the collar a bit more interesting. I considered doing a peter pan collar, but then I remembered all the lovely petal collars that I've drooled over on dresses from Nadinoo and decided to try one for myself.
Since I've made the JJ Blouse about 4 times before, the beginning of this project went rather quickly. I did have to take some extra time to make french seams since the fabric likes to unravel at the edges. The collar was probably the most time consuming as I had to first create a pattern, then sew 7 individual petal pieces, and finally attach them to the blouse.


  1. Very cool! I'd love to see a tutorial on how you made that sweet petal collar

  2. Gorgeous! I love how you've adapted Macaron (much nicer than the original - sshh!)

  3. congratulations Natasha–

    you are a GE-NI-US! (to quote from Nightmare Before Xmas)

    will you please teach me to sew?

  4. So cute - I love the variation on the Macaron and second Mollymolly's call for a tutorial on the petal collar!

  5. Oh, both projects are beautiful and that collar is just adorable! Love that idea!
    Seems to be still very warm in California! Wish I could be there, but I am freezing here in very, very cold Germany! :)

  6. I love the collar of this blouse. This is a great challenge to sew something like that !

  7. Wow, both are beautiful! I love how the petal collar looks with the cardigan.