Here it is! After a year delay, the debut of the Laurel dresses.
The woman who owns and designs Colette Patterns is large of bust and long of leg. Her designs tend to minimize bust and highlight leg. As I am small of bust and short of leg, I am always dropping her necklines (sometimes by several inches) and hemming her dresses to a longer length.
After I finished making these dresses, I remembered that this is not necessarily the most flattering style on me. I tend to do better with a defined waist. However, these are incredibly comfortable dresses and I think they will get a lot of use. I’m glad I spent so much time fitting the shirts, as it translated into a pretty good fit on the dresses.
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2 thoughts on “Finished Laurel dresses with tiny ruffle variation.”
Ahhh, I can see now that it was a weird perspective on the previous picture. It's not nearly as short as I thought. Actually, it's pretty much the perfect length! I think it's really cute, especially from the back view. With a fancy belt and some snazzy shoes, it would be great as a date dress.
I like how the darting gives it a nice shape. The color is great! I also really look best in something with a defined waist. But I always love those a-line dresses. Could you add a belt to give that defined waist to the dress? A sassy fuchsia or red belt would look pretty nice, I think!