Hawthorn by Colette, Sew A-Long part two

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hawthorn 4, originally uploaded by indiaeden.
Is it still a sew a-long if I've finished already?
I love my new dress. The Full bust Adjustment was a pain, but I'm so glad I did it. I had to make a couple of extra bodices up eventually, first in fabribaste, which is great for working things out on, and then in some pillow cotton I had in my stash, making my final new front bodice pattern piece in fabribaste traced off the pillow cotton bodice piece..it was a lot of cutting and sewing and India even said she thought I deserved a maths gcse for all the geometry I appeared to be doing!

Lots of fitting for FBA and short waist.

I added in 3 inches to the bust , (1 1/2" each piece) ,I also moved the waist line up a little, and took more in on the back darts to account for my small back.

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I still have a largish waist on the dress, but that's ok, I may be a 29" waist in the morning, but 6 children have done things to my stomach muscles which means my waist does tend to expand throughout the day by up to 1", so having a little extra there means, when it does the buttons wont start to gape.

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It's a lovely dress, a fab pattern, and I can't wait to get started on making the blouse version.

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18 comments

  1. The FBA may have been a pain but it was worth it! The dress looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Mary, I'm so pleased with it. I will never skimp on a FBA again (apart from the dress I have cut out from before this one that still needs sewing up!).

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  2. What a gorgeous dress! The fabric is beautifull and perfect for this pattern. You gave me dress envy ;)

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  3. Jeanette - both you and the dress look beautiful.

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  4. Its Lovely, A Perfect Fit And That Colour Is Stunning On You. You Look very Happy In It Too, Nice To See You Smiling :)

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  5. This dress looks fantastic on you! Great job with the FBA.

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  6. Wow, how amazing is that..the dress looks so much better,it looks lovely, lots of hard work but well worth it...
    Take care
    jude

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  7. What a beautiful dress, the fabric is perfect for the style. You may have just inspired me to have a go at my first dress!

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  8. Fabulous dress, you look great x

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  9. I love it! It is just beautiful. What great fabric and the fit is so much better than the muslin. You look fabulous!

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  10. You certainly know how to rock those dresses!! Gardening in high heels too!!!

    Hugs San xxxx

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  11. I love this version - you did a great job fitting yourself. I can't wait to get started on mine this weekend!

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  12. This is lovely! Make another!!

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  13. Adorable dress and the fabric is just gorgeous! May i ask where you bought it?

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    1. Hi, the fabric was from an Ebay (UK)seller, thelittleworldoffabricthelittleworldoffabric (don't know why their shop name is doubled up)

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  14. Thank You! Sadly I couldn't find the fabric anymore. But they sell really beautiful cottons.

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  15. What a glorious dress! It looks marvellous on you and that fabric is stunning!

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