Colette Macaron Dress

It’s been a pretty great start of the year for me and I’m really excited to get back into sewing more projects for myself, which includes some new dresses! I’m taking a step back from some of my side sewing projects which kept me pretty occupied in 2018 and stopped me from posting too much on my own sewing blog.

Pattern Information

Description: This is a beautiful two-toned dress including front pockets a pleated skirt and small capped sleeves. Perfect for beginner sewers as Colette includes easy-to-follow instructions.
Pattern: Colette Macaron Dress
Material: Cotton sateen and cotton jersey

What did you love about this pattern?

This is one of my all-time favourite sewing patterns. When I decided to start making myself some new outfits this was at the top of my list.

The navy cotton sateen material is from Spotlight Australia and was on sale for only $14 a meter, making this dress about $25 total. The white material is from an unwanted white t-shirt but you could use any jersey knit material for this comfy, casual look.

I loved this casual/sweet version so much, I decided to replicate it in a different colour  which I also purchased from Spotlight. What can I say, I’m a sucker for floral material and isn’t that what every girl does? …buy’s pretty things in every possibly colour!

I love this style of dress so much because you can wear it to work or even out with friends on a weekend.

If you haven’t already noticed… it has front POCKETS!!! Probably one of my favourite pluses about being able to make your own clothes, adding pockets to everything!

Did you make any changes to the pattern?

I cut out a size 2 in this pattern which fits perfectly without any alterations. However, for this version I omitted the centre waist band to get the skirt to sit higher on my waist line.

Would you recommend this pattern to others?

This is one of those oldie but goodie patterns that pretty much made me fall in love with sewing. If you’re looking to start sewing I highly recommend this pattern because Colette is fantastic for guiding you through the entire process with the gorgeous booklet which is available through her online shop.

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