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Pattern of the Month: Get Dahlia for 20% Off


Our Pattern of the Month for November is Dahlia!

Dahlia is a flattering and feminine dress that offers two distinctly different versions. Version 1 features a raglan sleeve and is perfect for stitching up in a wool plaid or tweed. Version 2 is sleeveless with a bias finished neckline and underarm. Though these two dresses represent two different seasons of clothing, they have gorgeous figure flattering lines in common.

In celebration of Dahlia month, we have rounded up five fabrics perfectly suited for Dahlia.


  1. Dorothea Light Grey Wool Suiting from The Splendid Stitch
  2. Nani Iro Pocho Moss and Peach (Metallic Dot) from Drygoods Design

  3. Bound: Coming Home Voile from Modern Domestic

  4. Liberty of London in Wiltshire from L’Atelier de Dina

  5. Loominous by Anna Maria Horner in Traffic in Forest from Hawthorne Threads

Through the end of November, you can get Dahlia for 20% off when you use code DAHLIAMONTH at checkout.

We’ll also be sharing a pattern hack later this month, so stay tuned!

Haley Glenn

Editorial Director

Five years ago, Haley left the apparel industry to join the world of home sewing. She has been empowering women to sew ever since – first through years of in-person teaching at Sew LA, and now through her writing at Colette. Haley writes tutorials and articles on our blog, teaches sewalongs, and writes and edits for our magazine, Seamwork.



November 10, 2015 #

I love, love, love this dress! However, as a 60+ professional, I find the neckline a little too low. Do you have any tips on making the neckline a little more modest?


November 10, 2015 #

I will be sharing a pattern hack later this month that will modify the fit of the shoulder and neckline. So stay tuned!


November 11, 2015 #

Watching this with interest! Dahlia is in my queue, probably a v1 bodice with a v2 skirt. I have a length of grey eyelet lace set aside, but after reading this I’m wondering if it might be too thick/ heavy.

Quite a few pattern reviews have talked about the wide neckline and sleeves; do you have any suggestions for narrowing these?