Hello - if I haven't mentioned I'm thrilled to be retired from the Reserve I definitely am this weekend! I've actually had time to think about friends and family!
Here's my fabric for the first Colette Macaron:
It is stretch medium wool - hopefully - it's not too thick! The grey is for the body and the brown for the contrast. I am probably not going to use the contrast piece under the bustline.
I cut out the pattern for the Colette Macaron - I have yet to tissue fit.
I want to make two dresses - once I get it perfected. Because I'm a new person to garment sewing and because the pattern is a bit complicated - I'm making a full muslin.
Here is the Echino gauze fabric for the second Colette dress. I am using the grey for the body and the same print in brown for the contrast. I will line this dress as well
In more controversial news - most sewers do NOT like the Butterick Walkaway dress in terms of fit - I want to make one to wear for St. Patty's Day.
I am full figured - and I'm going to "weight" the front fabric heavier (I hope!) - to eliminate the pull to the back that everyone seems to be experiencing upon wearing.