Monday, December 6, 2010

A lace Macaron

This week-end, I got slowly started on my new project. And, let me tell you, it feels great to work on something else then my coat! As you might have read a few weeks ago, I have ordered a few Colette Patterns. The Macaron is one of them and I decided to get started with it before the next sew-along (it started today, but let's not rush...).

I chose this one for a few reasons...

- I have seen a few pictures of bloggers' finished projects and they all look great!
- I love so many features of the pattern (shape of the skirt, hidden pockets, neckline, possibility of contrasting fabrics, scalloped sleeves).
- It was perfect for an idea that I had for ages (using lace).
- I wanted to try out a Colette Pattern before the Crepe Sew-along.
- It will make a great end-of-year-party-dress.

As I wrote, I want to use lace. I went for black as I am not as brave as Gertie! I have seen so many great dresses in magazines for the past few months, and I really wanted to have mine... For example, this dress is so perfect, but what else would you expect from Stella McCartney!

Of course, I cannot use that kind of cut with my wobbly bits. This is why the Macaron will be great. I'll have lace on the yokes and on the belt. It will be paired with a simple black fabric. Now, I had to take a decision about how to use the lace. With, or without another fabric that is paired to it. I went for the "with" because I didn't want the darts and seams to be visible. It will also be more wearable and secure... This is why my lace will be paired with a light ivory thin fabric.

I am busy with my muslin at the moment and trying to fix a few issues. I'll blog more about it tomorrow!

What do you think?
Are you sewing a winter-party-dress?


  1. oh! i've been in love with the macaroon for awhile now - i'm really interested to see what you think of the pattern, and how the lace cooperates.

    for new year's eve, i'm hoping to make a skirt entirely covered with crow's feathers like this ( but we'll see how that works out in reality.

  2. Mmm, that lace looks yummy! I am dreaming of a party dress, but as we don't go to any fancy Christmas parties, there's really no point, and I already have a closet full of rarely-worn finery. /sigh.

  3. I love lace can't wait to see your dress!

  4. A great pattern, I look forward to seeing the finished project!

  5. Great fabric choice. Can't wait to see more!


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