Monday, June 20, 2011

June challenge dress 1 - The "Parfait" Sundress


The "parfait" sundress, you know, because "parfait" means perfect in French... That was quite a lame play on words, uh? Hey, it's not easy to be funny in another language!
Anyway, let me introduce you one of the creations I'm most proud of: the Parfait dress from Colette. It's also my first finished garment for the June challenge.


I really think this is the perfect sundress: it's comfy while very flattering, I love the stripes and the  seersucker has a great consistency. It even has cute pockets!
It's actually not my first attempt at this pattern: I had tried it maybe two years ago but I made a terrible fabric choice (a silky material) and it ended up looking too much like a slip. Since then, the pattern rested in my box until I decided I had to give it another go... and it was a success!
I didn't make ANY modifications to the pattern and it fits like a glove. Don't you love when that happens? And I added soft pink buttons for extra cuteness.


I'm going to add the photos of this garment to the Flickr group of the June challenge. Check it out if you haven't already, there's some beautiful stuff there.
The second dress is almost ready, so hopefully you will see it by the end of this week.

19 comments:

  1. Your dress looks great, it fits you parfaitement! If I may suggest a little change: the Parfaite dress (since it's feminine)otherwise I love everything: the dress, the material and the pictures! Bonne soirée!

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  2. really cute dress.. look forward to see the next one :)

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  3. love love those stripes! goes great and is very playful with the coral/orange buttons

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  4. Thank you, everyone!
    @Aimee
    Tu as raison! J'ai peut-etre pensé en Italien car "dress" c'est du masculin en Italien. :)

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  5. This is so lovely! I just saw it over on Burda. It looks great on you, and you chose such a great combo of stripes with the orange buttons. LOVE this!

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  6. Saw your dress on Burda and had to comment on how lovely it is! It's gorgeous and fits you perfectly - how satisfying that you didn't have to make any changes. I've got some fabric waiting to be made into a sun dress and you've just convinced me that this is the pattern to use - brilliant job. x

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  7. @Jane Thanks for stopping by :)
    I'm looking forward to seeing your version!

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  8. Love your dress! It looks great and so summery. I really like your tag/label too. Do you make these yourself or do you get them printed somewhere?

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  9. how adorable and it fits great!! :) i came to your blog from burdastyle!

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  10. @StephanieI make them with t-shirt transfer paper and cotton ribbon (much like in this tutorial: http://freshvintage.typepad.com/freshvintage/2007/01/fabric_labels_t.html).

    @::little projects in style:: Thank you so much and welcome :)

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  11. Lovely lovely dress...it's playful, dainty, cute.looks really good on you too

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  12. Absolutely lovely. Great job!

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  13. I ordered this pattern recently but I haven't decided what sort of fabric to make it with. I love it in stripes! The soft pink buttons are absolutely perfect. Gorgeous.

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  14. I thought parfait meant a yogurt treat but that could just be my diet talking;)
    Love your dress. Following your blog now and would love for you to stop by www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com

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  15. How cute! I love the striped fabric. :)

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  16. You did a wonderful job on this first challenge dress! Love the striped searsucker and your photos are so cute, especially the first one with the lemon. Oh and I so love it, when a pattern fits, at once because I might loose interest in a project if it fits badly and I don't know what to do. Definitely can agree with you on that! ;)
    P.S.: How was the concert?!

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  17. @cookieandclaire It is also a treat! All Colette patterns are named after yummt things.
    Thanks for commenting, I'll sure stop by your blog.

    @nette
    Thank you!
    The concert was AWESOME, they played for more than two hours flawlessy and without taking a break. The energy was fabulous and Dave was perfect. I really really loved it!

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