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Featured Seamstress: Lauren

Name: Lauren

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern: Ceylon

Blog: lladybird

Her post about the dress: Completed: Colette’s Ceylon Dress

What kind of fabric did you use? Lightweight 100% cotton pin dot shirting.

How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? I piped the waistline seams (hips and underbust) and sleeve hems with handmade white piping. I used self-covered buttons. Oh, and I made the inside pretty, too – finishing the facings with white bias tape and catchstitching the hem with pretty white lace.

What thoughts do you have about the project? I love this dress and I really enjoyed the process of making it. I plan on making another one with lightweight wool (crepe? maybe?) in a bright color and making a matching self-covered belt :)

Thanks, Lauren!

Caitlin Clark

Caitlin is the Colette Patterns design assistant. You can follow Caitlin at her blog, the story girl.



September 12, 2011 #

Lauren is a fab seamstress and I LOVE this dress, it’s one of my all time favourites. Great to see her featured. x


September 12, 2011 #

This dress looks just delicious! Can’t wait to see how it looks in wool =)

Jeanne Marie

September 13, 2011 #

Lovely job. The covered buttons and piping really make it something special. I love that sewing enables us to pick out all those little details to make each pattern our own.


December 7, 2011 #

Gosh, that is just as cute as buttons!


March 14, 2013 #

That is so pretty! I love the piping detail and this shade of blue compliments your skin tone and hair colour really, really well.