My Hazel muslin

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I finished my Hazel muslin a few days ago and I can't wait to wear the dress this weekend to a birthday party! I am pleased with the outcome and am so happy this was the first project for Sew Colette 2.0, as this is truly the perfect summer dress.

A few weeks ago I bought a tripod to take photos and I got to use it for the fist time when I took these pictures. Luke is very happy to no longer be the photographer. He said it was the best $15 I have ever spent haha.

I can't get enough of those pockets, I am obsessed! Oh, if you follow me on Instagram (misscrayolacreepy) then you may notice a difference in the photos I posted. Using Instagram's filters I look way more tan than I actually am. Haha I'm a tanning cheater. Can you blame me though? My legs are practically see through.

We were running late for dinner, but I made Luke take a photo with me because now that I have a tripod for my camera we can be in the same photo. Doesn't he look like a ray of sunshine? Haha.

On the form the dress looks a little loose in the chest area, but on me it fits fine.

The dress was very quick to sew up, I split the sewing time over three days and just sewed a little here and there. The directions were very straight forward (Colette Patterns instructions are always straight forward, so I am not surprised) and easy to follow, but somehow I managed to mess things up because that's what I do! When I first tried on the muslin it was baggy and I took it in a bit by using a larger seam allowance on the zipper. I don't know if this is proper sewing etiquette, but it worked. For the next time around I'm not sure if I should stick with sewing it the way I did because I am happy with the fit or if I should try and do things properly and go with a smaller size/more adjustments. Decisions...

21 comments :

  1. Erin, dress is adorable and you both look lovely together x

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  2. Oh wow! I love it so much. I can't get over that you scored such a great fabric. So so cute.

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  3. I know I've said this 20 times already, but you're SO adorable and the dress is amazing! I love it!

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  4. Super cute!! As for adjusting the fit, I'd probably just stick with the zipper/seam allowance adjustment, it looks like it worked great. Oh, and totally unrelated to sewing but, I love your garage door!

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  5. Your dress is lovely! And if it makes you feel any better you have much more of a tan than me!

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  6. Looooooove it! Flamingos!!! They're so perfect for this dress! I want this dress! I opted not to use fashion fabric for my muslin (I'm a chicken and I didn't have anything I felt comfortable with chucking if it turned out terrible), but I love how my muslin fits and now I really, REALLY want to jump ahead and make the dress!

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  7. You are super cute in this dress! I love the flamingo argyle print - so summery and fun!

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  8. I do the same zipper-size-adjustment short cut on almost every dress I make. At this point I've done it so many times I'm not sure how to avoid it, haha!

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  9. Erin, your dress looks awesome!! I say if all the other seams are hitting in the right spot, keep the adjustment at the zipper--no reason to complicate things. It looks like a perfect fit! The turquoise garage door is a lovely backdrop--provides a nice kick of color. Yay for tripods :)

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  10. the dress looks awesome! I love how you paired it with a leopard cardigan. And the print is to die for!

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  11. This is your muslin?? Wow, so cute! My muslins are always butt-ugly and unwearable, lol!

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  12. Holy moly this is cute as! The style totally suits you. Love it!

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  13. I really love the fabric! At first I wasn't exactly in love with this pattern put this flamingo print is really awesome and it looks great on you!

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  14. love it! can't believe this is your muslin! (and i would have done the zipper thing too (in fact i am planning it on the dress i am working on at the moment before i can start on my hazel!)

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  15. STILL CANNOT DEAL WITH THE FLAMINGOS AND THEIR AWESOMENESS

    "I don't know if this is proper sewing etiquette, but it worked"

    If it works, it works. I mean, pop it on again and be super brutally honest with yourself about the fit--does it pull or wrinkle or gap anywhere that might be related to the way you took it in? (I had a super dramatic example of same when I made mine, the way I'd taken in the back bodice misaligned my zipper by like 3/4 of an inch, but yours might be more subtle.) If the answer is no, then do exactly what you did! If the answer is yes, decide whether/how much whatever the problem is bothers you, and use that to pick whether to fix your fixing method?

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  16. What an adorable dress, and of course a fantastic print!! You are too cute.
    As for the zipper adjustment, I don't know if it's correct etiquette either but that's exactly how I dealt with my Hazel muslin and it seemed to work. I think you're good there!

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  17. Flamingos!!! So amazing!!! Your Hazel dress looks fab and suits you to a T!

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  18. I love your dress! The flamingo's are really cute. And sewing etiquette or not, if something works it works right? Who is going to complain?

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  19. I love your fabric! It looks perfect as that style of dress, and you look positively smashing in it!!

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