Friday, October 19, 2012

WIP. Colette Peony

The more I work with Colette's patterns the more I feel understand how the patterns are drafted, leaving me a lot more satisfied with the end project.

I learned a lot from the 5 muslins from my Macaroon and thankfully now I can adjust all in flat pattern.
I know what modifications and adjustments I need to do to match my body accurately and the process of fitting it's so much easier. I doesn't mean it's a quicker process.

I spent a few hours on Sunday with my block, adjusting the flat pattern:

*Lengthen the pattern
*Adjust the darts position and size
*Add a small dart on the sleeve hole
*Cut the back a smaller size
*adjust the skirt so its not too full

From that, choosing the fabric to baste-fit it was a treat!  I was very pleased with the fit with a few adjustments.

Now, I am in the process of actually sewing it and hopefully I get it finish this week If I can manage. I been feeling very tired recently and find it hard to be productive.

 few things to do....

lots of love,


23 comments:

  1. Your fabric looks lovely, can't wait to see the finished dress!

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  2. Isn't it nice to have a pattern block that fits? I've heard lots of good things about Collete Patterns. I'll have to give them a try. Your dress is looking great.

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  3. The fit is so perfect! I wish we lived closer so I could beg you for help with my Peony! :)

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  4. you are so so gorgeous, everything u wear looks stunning!!!!!

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  5. So impressive! It's going to be beautiful. I love the fabric you chose.

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  6. ooohh looking good! the fabric is lovely and the fit looks great alreaddy too!

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  7. Lovely fabric choice. This will be a great outfit for summer.

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  8. It's going to be lovely. I'm a new sewer and struggle with fit - reading your posts has made me realise I need to accept I'm going to need to put much more time and effort into the pre-sewing stages. I'm going to go back over your posts on tissue fitting etc - I will get there! Thanks for all your tips :)

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  9. It's looking so good Rachel. Looking forward to seeing it once it's done.

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  10. I'm a bit discouraged, every blog post I read on Peony features a LONG list of pattern alterations... I'm not looking forward to making my muslin, I might skip my sew colette entry this month...

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    1. dont feel discourage, you are very talented and I'm sure you can do it...

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  11. That looks like a great fit, I really admire your determination to get it to fit right, I don't think I have that drive!

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  12. The fabric you choose looks very pretty! Good thing you got it to fit so good, I had about a 100 fitting problems on mine.. Looking forward to the finished dress, I bet it will look fabulous!

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  13. It's turning out beautifully!! I love your fabric so very much, and I'm excited to see the pictures of the finished version :) I know you've been working hard on it, and it looks like you will have a wonderful piece to add to your wardrobe once you are finished!

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  14. lovely fabric - what type is it? It's turning out to be a beautiful fit - can't wait to see the final dress!

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  15. This looks really good! I really struggled when I made one-- I just couldn't quite get it to fit right. I'm glad you've cracked the Colette code!

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  16. Very nice! That's awesome that you knew all the adjustments to do straight away! That must save so much time :)

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  17. SO interesting what you say about your fitting tips.....you know I had never even thought that I could cut a smaller back from the front, yet I always have a gaping back when I make Colette and some others....I feel inspired!! Your dress looks fabulous...

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    1. oh, im so glad to be able to inspire and thats its the reason of the blog.. you inspired a feature of this dress..

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  18. I'm working on a Peony now and am having a lot of trouble adjusting the armscye/sleeve so that I can actually raise my arms....does the dart you mentioned have to do with that, or was it just to reduce gape? Thanks!

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  19. I'm working on a Peony now and am having a lot of trouble adjusting the armscye/sleeve so that I can actually raise my arms....does the dart you mentioned have to do with that, or was it just to reduce gape? Thanks!

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  20. Was to reduce excess fabric ... On my Facebook page for the blog I have a compilation of articles on sleeve and arm cycle . Maybe that can help you. Sounds like your arm cycle is too tight

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