Shoes: Poetic License
So I actually ended up having a very productive day yesterday, and managed to not only start – but complete – my Macaron dress from Colette Patterns.
Look, I’d be the first to admit that my sewing skills are a bit dodgy. Both my Mum and my Nana were pretty consummate dressmakers (as my stash of formal dress would attest) but I’ve always been too impatient for the rigours of sewing.
But I saw this pattern, and I had a bit of a look online, and so many people seem to have made it with great success, so I thought I’d try my hand at it.
It was easy! (relatively!)
The instructions were perfectly well laid out, with lots of diagrams, and suggestions on how to do things right. And head down, bum up, it took me about nine hours (with breaks inbetween to make a sad little orange poppyseed cake) to make. Pockets and all!
I made a bit of a dog’s breakfast of inserting the zip, and if (actually, probably when, which is saying a lot) I make it again I’ll probably use a different fabric, because this one doesn’t look quite as marvellous as I’d hoped.
But still, I’m feeling pretty proud of myself.