Here it is, my finished dress for Colette Pattern’s Hawthorn Sew-Along. I really love it!!
The dress is comfy, yet dressy enough for work — a win win in my book. I’m really thrilled that it has sleeves. I haven’t made a dress with sleeves yet, so this is a big step. I had a few troubles with them along the way, but was able to work it out with the advice from some wise commenters. 🙂 (Thank you!)
The fabric is from my Mood haul. I have a serious crush on it. It’s a light weight cotton sateen, that has a slight, but not obnoxious sheen. It also has a tad bit of stretch. It pressed wonderfully and didn’t shine at all. It’s machine washable too.
Summary of modifications: I cut a size 2; did a 1/2″ SBA; divided the single waist dart into two; scooped 3/8″ out of underarm to make the sleeves more comfortable; and shortened the skirt about 2 inches.
On to the details…
Collar and tag.
NOTE: There’s a mistake in the pattern instructions. If you want your collar to line up properly, sew the short ends with a 1/4″ seam allowance!
Overall, Hawthorn is a very wearable dress, and was pretty easy to make. I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a twist on a classic shirt-waist dress.