Pattern Pyramid winner, and a Hazel

And the Pattern Pyramid winner is….. Jessie of imake2.  Your parcel is on its way!

In other news, I made a Colette Hazel this week.  I had a feeling that the skirt wouldn’t suit me – and yes, the muslin made my bottom half look twice the size of my top!  So I used the pattern to remake a dress which has been in a drawer for 2 years because I couldn’t get the bodice to fit.  I can’t remember which pattern this was, but it had an A-line skirt, gathered at the front.

I think it worked well.  It’s kept the comfortable cool feel of the Hazel, but suits my shape much better.

I cut a size 10 bodice, then the skirt pieces measured –

Front: 64cm wide at the top, 91 cm at the bottom

Back (2 pieces): 24cm at the top, 41cm at the bottom, with the centre vertical edges straight.

The front is gathered, but the back has no shaping at all.

Excuse my giant arm – some work is needed on that pose!  I used a burgundy cotton for the pockets.  The fabric is a vintage cotton.

It’s very difficult to see any detail in this print, but I’ll definitely make it again in something that shows off the lovely seams.

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