I think I bit off more than I could chew then. I had no idea what basting was or an invisible zipper. But I just did what I could within my means.
So when I saw that there is a Sewalong happening I had to take part and make another version (or two) to work on the fit and make my dream “LBD” from the pattern.
Where is the LBD version? Still on my sewing table. I am scared of sewing the lace. To help get over the fear I thought it appropriate to make another version to just familiarize myself again with he pattern. Meet the Peter Pan Macaron!
I used the leftover linen/cotton mix from the Pastille dress for the contrast fabric and the shell fabric is a teal and black tiny dog tooth suiting. It was an i pulse buy. I own no teal items or dog tooth print items but I love it!
Having made it before, I wanted to add something to this pattern. inspired by my mistake with the facing on the Pastille dress I decided to alter the dress´neck facing and make it into a Peter pan collar. What do you think?
Gertie has a great video tutorial on drafting your own peter pan collar if you are also bitten by the peter pan collar bug like me.
I am very pleased with my invisible zipper especially as I remembered all the steps off by heart!
Being a pear shape the pleats did nothing for my bum. I knew this and should have used a different skirt pattern but wanted to try again. I ended up lengthening the pleats and making them into huge darts to hug my bum rather than point at it and make it bigger! lol
All in all I still love Macarons but still have not tried the actual ones! What is up with that!?
For more inspiration Rhinestones and Telephones has a great round up!
(edit: I just realized how 1. tired I look and 2. grainy some photos are, sorry about this they were taking last night, an hour after my usual bed time. )