I cut this dress in a size 2, which made me super nervous. Everything else from my Colette Sewing Handbook has been cut in a size 4, but based on my experience with the Taffy blouse, I suspected that the shoulders would be too wide. This dress has a little more ease through the waist than the Truffle dress, so a size 2 worked perfectly.
just be glad I cropped out my head...
I used a voile with a basic lining fabric for this dress. It works really well with a slightly sheer, floaty fabric. Since the print is pretty bold, I decided to forgo the collar, but I will probably add the collar the next time I make this one.
This was my first time trying out a hand picked zipper, and I may never sew in another zipper by machine. This is my best zipper insertion so far.
an invisible zipper could not be more invisible
Without the belt, I can tell that the fit of this dress isn't quite perfect. The next time I make this pattern--and there will definitely be a next time--I will probably shorten it at the waist by about half an inch to remove the extra fabric that folds and bunches right under the bust. Other than that, I am really happy with how this dress turned out. The only pattern I have left from The Colette Sewing Handbook is the Pastille dress. I have been most intimidated by that pattern, but now that I have a little more experience under my belt, I'm feeling more confident about tackling that one.