Colette Patterns Fall Palette Challenge

Even with a trip to the Botanic Gardens, I managed to finish two of my Fall Palette Challenge pieces this weekend, which I’ll cover in two separate posts this week.

First up: The Houndstooth Dress

Fall Palette Challenge : Houndstooth Dress

As I said in my original palette post. I saw this dress done up as a sample in JoAnns and knew I had to make it. The pattern is New Look 6909,View C and while I debated about doing the pockets,fearing they’d “poof out” I eventually decided to the pattern as is.

Fall Palette Challenge : Houndstooth Dress

The seams were finished with a zigzag stitch for exposed seams and pinking for covered seams, as the fabric tended to be rather fray-prone (as I find is often the case with woolens). Though it tends to wrinkle a bit more than I like (!!), and the curvy fit makes me feel as if I should be wearing control top pantyhouse, I love this fabric as this dress.

Fall Palette Challenge : Houndstooth Dress

I’m particularly found of the details on this one, the funnel collar, the bow, the pleated cap sleeves, yes, even the pockets and while it took a bit of time nothing was particularly difficult to put together. A declare this one a win!! (especially with the red shoes)

Fall Palette Challenge : Houndstooth Dress

Oh and according to WordPress, this is my 300th post! So yay for that too!

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