sew + tell: colette’s lisette b6168 dress

We love what Colette did with the Lisette B6168 pattern! She changed it up just a bit by trying a petal/tulip sleeve tutorial. Look how cute the sleeves turned out! She’s here now to tell you about her pretty fit-and-flare dress.

 

Lisette B6168 fit-and-flare dress

 

Name: Colette
Where can we find you on the internet? Blog, Instagram, Flickr

Project details
Link to your project on your blog: I wish I had better sitting posture (Lisette B6168)
Pattern used: Lisette B6168
Fabric used: Rayon

Did the fabric work well?

Perfectly! Rayons come in different weights, this one was reasonably stable for cutting and sewing but still has a very nice drape. I knew it wanted to be B6168 as soon as I saw it.

 

Lisette B6168 fit-and-flare dress

 

How did the sewing go?

I made a muslin which showed the size I picked was good for me, but I had to let out the side seams a little to give me some more ease. I tapered them out from the underarm to the waist. The sleeves were a little tight on me so I decided this was a great dress to try a tulip sleeve on!

What was the best part?

The best part was how cleverly the bodice and yoke all fit perfectly together. I love that the keyhole is made using a tab instead of a bias bound neckline. The bodice may look like quite a few pieces but it still comes together pretty quickly and I really like the added interest to the look of it.

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7 Comments

  1. The petal sleeve is so nice with this bodice style! Well done, Colette. The dress looks great on you.

    1. Thanks so much Liesl! I forgot to mention that I followed the sewalong ;o)

  2. I love this dress on you Colette – it really suits you (& love the fabric too 🙂 )

    1. thanks so much Justine

  3. Colette, you look amazing, as always! I love this dress on you.

    1. Thanks Brittney ;o)

  4. Nicole Keller

    Your dress sewing is perfection, bravo.

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