Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet dress.

How adorable is this dress?

I love the bodice especially. The neckline and sleeves- they remind me of something Penelope would wear. :)

It's the Ceylon dress from Colette Patterns. It's $18...I would have never even considered paying that much for a pattern up until a few weeks ago. :) It would still be painful for me-I'm spoiled to 99 cents Simplicity sales. I think I'll wait until my clothes sewing abilities improve before I invest in this pattern, though.

Maybe after the swing dress sew along? I'm a little nervous about that. I've never made a dress that fit me properly. Then again, I've never made the extra effort to alter a pattern or make a muslin mock-up either. This time I will, though. :) I'm going to Joann's tomorrow to shop for fabric for the dress. (I love Hobby Lobby, but their apparel fabrics are sadly lacking.)

Until next time,


  1. Goodness, that dress is adorable! I agree 100%, it is definitely something Penelope would wear. :)

  2. Ok you HAVE to make that dress!!
    I love the neckline!
    Have fun at Joanns! My problem is trying not to spend too much in that store =)

  3. That dress is SO adorable! I love it. :) Have fun at Joann's, Kristin! I'll be going to ours tomorrow too. They're having a huge sale on fabric! ;)

  4. I'm with you on cheap patterns; but somehow I can spend a little more on the vintage ones or vintage repros. LOL -- I think this dress would be ravishing in an avocado green; I love anything green!!

  5. Oh, and I LOVe the movie "Penelope" I watched it with my sister and mom a few months ago, and laughed through the entire thing! The message was extremely uplifting.


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