Thursday, July 5, 2012

The "Anna Molly" dress



The theme of this week at the Sew Weekly was Red, White and Blue, which (patriotism aside, since I'm not American) are probably my favorite colours to wear.
When my original plan didn't work out, I decided to turn to the Lily dress pattern, that had been sitting in my stash for a while waiting to be tried.
I don't remember if I bought this blue IKEA cotton before or after seeing the release of the pattern, but it turned out to be perfect; I love this colour combo! Also, IKEA fabrics rock: I was surprised by the quality of this cotton and it was very inexpensive.

As usual, my favorite thing about Colette patterns is that I get a very good fit with very small adjustments. This time I cut a size 4 bodice, grading up to a size 10 in the hips. In the end, I only had to take in a few cm from the back zipper at waist level (I do have a tiny waist compared to my very large hips) and to take the skirt side seams slightly in above the hips.
I started late in the morning and in a few hours I had a dress I really love and feel great in.
You can read more about it and why I named it like this in my post.

27 comments:

  1. Lookin' good- you need one of those 50s peaked sailor hats for that salute XD

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  2. I must say I was so sad I couldn't find one in the house XD

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  3. This is so, so cute! I've been dying to make this dress, but trying not to buy more patterns... I think I may HAVE to now! :)

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  4. Anna, this is really beautiful. I have the Lily pattern - and you've inspired me to give it a try....

    Hugs from Denmark (who unfortunately didn't get very far in the Championship)

    Trine

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  5. It looks like you stole it from the model on Colette's site :) Great job! This color combination suits you perfectly! I am about to finish the muslin for Lily and when I come back from holiday I am ready to cut it in red w/white polka dots fabric. You are right, the pattern does not require lots of adjustment and is so lovely to work with.

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  6. Janessewandtell.wordpress.comJuly 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Very pretty dress. I am envious that Coletterie patterns fit you so well.

    The Ikea fabric is great, I made a red beignet from their fabric lAst week.

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  7. Beautiful!! This dress looks like it was made for you (haha!! because it was! duh sallie...) But really - the Lily design is so incredibly flattering on you - I love it!

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  8. Great dress! You look incredible! As others have said, I'm envious that Colette patterns fit you so well. Also I love your hair. Did you cut it recently?

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  9. Thanks! Yes, I got rid of some lenght and cut my bangs. It's not for everyone, but I really like it :)

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  10. Thank you so much! My boyfriend told me the same thing, I think he has no idea what fitting and patterns are...

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  11. I just went and see it, it looks adorable!

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  12. Thank you! Your fabric choice seems devine, I can't wait to see the complete result!

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  13. As soon as I saw the title, I started singing the incubus song in my head! Great dress and fantastic colour.

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  14. Lovely! It's such a pretty color.

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  15. beautiful job!! I LOVE the Lily dress; gonna make it soon! Yours is perfect - great fit & colour on you :)

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  16. Oooo, Oooo, Oooo! I LURVE this so much! You look amazing! I have this pattern as well and I too am tempted to make it in this colourway as it looks so crisp and classy! It's so flattering on you and as you describe yourself as a curvy girl, I have high hopes for this style suiting me...fingers crossed ;o)

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  17. Fabulous! Those colours really suit you and the fit looks perfect.

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  18. Absolutely love it! The colours are so perfect together.

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  19. You look gorgeous. I LOVE those pockets.

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  20. Davvero carino! Complimenti davvero.
    Ho visto appena queste scarpe e ho pensato al tuo vestito
    http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/CUPL%C3%89/dept/women/tskay/6383154F/rr/1/cod10/44405970AG/sts/sr_women80

    http://www.yoox.com/item/YOOX/CUPL%C3%89/dept/women/tskay/6383154F/rr/1/cod10/44406030XP/sts/sr_women80

    sono un po' alte e magari non lo stesso tono...ma ti immaginavo in una foto.
    I cotoni di ikea sono belli...anche io ho fatto un paio di pantaloni.

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  21. Another winner Anna you look gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you do next. Have a great day lovely talented lady.

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  22. Ooooh! Perfette! Grazie per aver pensato a me! :)

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  23. Thanks, Marie, I'm sure it would look great on you and very curious to see what you come up with. If you make it in the same colour combo, we should definitely meet wearing our matching Lily dresses XD

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  24. Thank you! And I'm impressed someone caught the reference without needing an explanation :D

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  25. Juliette_Sewing_and_StyleJuly 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    wow- this looks very very good on you!!!!! By the way, just nominated you for Liebster Blog Award on my blog xxxxx

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  26. This dress is gorgeous. The colours are beautiful on you.

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  27. Tu es sublime dedans, on dirait que le patron a été créé pour toi!!

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