Friday, March 2, 2012

Sew Colette: The Truffle Dress

Have I mentioned how much fun I'm having sewing along with all of you?  Well, I am!  This month's project is the lovely Truffle Dress.  It's in this project that we really see why the fabric you choose is so important to a successful project.

I am leaping out of my comfort zone this month and will definitely be using what I would normally define as a 'tricky' fabric: something slippery and prone to misbehaving.  I will also be employing my handy croquis to ensure that the beautiful flounce compliments my Proud Pear figure.

Our schedule for this month is as follows:

March 2nd: The Muslin!
March 8th: Perfecting the Fit
March 15th: Choosing the Right Fabric
March 22nd: Sewing the Final Version
March 29th: Truffle Parade

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Have questions? Please feel free to post here, in Erin's blog, or in the sew-along Flickr group.
We're here to help!


Gillian said...

I'm so excited about the Truffle! I didn't love it at first, but I'm liking it more and more! I think the basic bones of the dress (minus the ruffle) might be the perfect shape for me! Less boat-necked than the Peony, but still modest enough to wear as a teacher... and an A-line skirt to hide the hips!

Like you, I'm pushing myself to use something more slippery than my normal quilting cotton - I'm so glad to have the help of the sew-along to get me through!

Rochelle New said...

Can't wait!

charlotte said...

this is my favourite garment in the whole book! Yay, I'm so pleased to be making this. My pastille dress I didn't make up as the musli looked horrid on me, but I just know with a little frill being the eye catcher this dress will be the one!

Mommy en France said...

This wasn't one of my favorite patterns in the book, so I'm going to sit this one out. But I'm really looking forward to next month's challenge! And hopefully also tackle my own Colette challenge this month: making an Easter dress out of a mash-up of a Peony top and a straight skirt (perhaps from the Pastille).

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