Fabric choices for the Pastille dress

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Have all of you bought your fabric for the Pastille dress? I have been planning on sewing up this dress since I got the Colette Patterns book in my hands, so I ordered the fabric above a few months ago. It's very similar to what is on the model, but with less orange, at least I think so.

The fabric I chose is a linen from Mood, which will be perfect for holding the bottom pleats of the dress. Sarah chose an adorable quilting cotton, which I am happy about for my own selfish reasons. You see, where I live there are TONS of quilting stores, but little to no stores that carry fabric for garment sewing. I am so happy to know that this dress can be sewn in quilters cotton. There are so many adorable fabrics available and the possibilities are endless, so I had some fun daydreaming about some quilters cotton fabrics I found online! 


This fabric from Harts Fabric would give your dress a Hawaiian look. You could wear the dress with some cute sandals or wedges for summer. Wait, I kind of want to order this fabric now...



What about making the bottom of the dress in this awesome print and making the top in a solid pink or red? I totally stole the idea of using two different fabrics from ToastyKnitsandSews on the Sew Colette Flickr group.

So do any of you have any exciting plans for your Pastille? Any fun colors or embellishments? I want to hear about it!

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Schedule for sewing the Pastille dress designed by Colette Patterns.
February 2nd: Sewing the muslin - using washers
February 6th-11th: Fitting techniques and making a croquis.
February 16th: Choosing fabric
February 23rd: Sewing the final dress
February 29th: Pastille Parade

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  1. Love your linen (and Sarah's quilting cotton)! I got a pretty yellow-and-white polka-dotted sateen for my Pastille. My Meringue fabric finally came (two weeks late, eep!), and I'm tempting to make it into another Pastille, instead.

    Eee, good luck with your finished Pastille!

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    1. Thank you! Yellow polka dots sound so cute! So, are you going to have two Pastilles?

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  2. Ooh, I LOVE that Hawaiian print! So cute! I still can't decide what to use-- I'm trying to stash-bust, but I'm not super excited about any of the options that I already have around the house... I'm so far behind! I haven't even made my muslin yet! I've been swamped lately!! :(

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    1. I hear you! I've been super busy too. I haven't spent as much time on my Pastille muslin as I would like :(

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  3. Oh, these fabrics are fabulous!!! Stop tempting me - LOL!!

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    1. Since I saw your fabric I can't keep my mind off of all the fun quilting cottons there are out there!

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  4. Thanks for the mention ; ) Me second one is going to be a two-tone again as well.

    I'm actually using quilting cotton as well, not because there are not garment sewing sources nearby (Portland is a bit of a mecca compared to a lot of cities) but because my mother is a quilter and thus I spend *way* too much time in quilting stores.

    Plus, it is true that there is usually a larger variety of cute prints in quilting cotton than in most garment fabrics!

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    1. That's so cool that your mom quilts! Do you quilt?

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  5. Yes, I got sateen in a lovely deep marine blue; no extra embellishments for me! Still working on my fit; I just want a nice basic yet pretty, versatile dress, as I never wear dresses & want to start basic :) Love your linen - such a pretty colour :)

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    1. I don't think I am going to do embellishments other than the pleats. The bow is cute, but I don't think I am going to use it this time around. Your fabric sounds pretty, I love that blue color!

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  6. great fabric choices. I need to get on and make the muslin!!

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    1. Post it on the Flickr page when you make it! :)

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