Sewing: Colfax Dress

colfax dress pattern

Why hellooooo!  (Love me some Seinfeld).  I’m not sure how I feel about blogging or a return to it, but I can’t handle not blogging items sewn by people I admire.  So, here we are, the lovely True Bias’s Colfax pattern.  It is simple and lovely and I wear it on the weekly.  

When your body doesn’t fit the standard (and whose exactly does?), sewing is such a handy little skill.  I think for this pattern I did a 4 on top and 10 on bottom.  Something like that anyway.  Clothes that fit properly does a body good.  For reference, I’m about 5′ 3″, with several size grades in-between my bust and my hip, and narrow, sloped shoulders.

sewing colfax dress pattern

handmade wardrobe colfax dress

The length is pretty great as-is, which I appreciate.  I don’t always want to have to wear leggings, yaknow?  Hemlines are so short these days.  (Oh god, I’m officially an old lady).Colfax by adirondackinspired

The pattern has a great placket detail that is lost in this busy pattern.  I look forward to making one with some contrast, because a pop of color up top like that is one of those tips you find on articles like ’10 ways to dress the pear-shaped figure.”

handmade wardrobe colfax dress

Here is a shot of the back.  My narrow shoulders require those bra clips to keep straps from being exposed 24/7.  Or maybe everyone needs those?  Either way, exposed bra straps would kill the design, and we don’t want that.

The fabric was a great find at Jo Anns!  It was located in the linen section (it’s a blend) if anyone is interested.  Fabric finds really should be shared.

Thanks for you loyal sewing friends for checking me out, I’ve missed connecting with everyone!

Colfax, out.

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  • Reply kristin April 20, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Hey yay, a post from you! I feel like I barely remember how to blog anymore so I get it, haha. Great to see you making stuff though, and I love the Colfax on you! Such a perfect little sundress.

  • Reply Erin April 20, 2016 at 6:25 am

    Might have to buy this one! It’s just perfect on you. Also, your hair is looking great. Please blog more, k thanks.

  • Reply Virginia April 20, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Looks great on you Monica! I need to figure out how to blend sizing like that. Everything I make for myself is ill fitting! Nice to see you blogging again!

  • Reply Jenya April 20, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Well, if you are an old lady I want to be like you when I declare myself one hahaha The dress looks gorgeous on you. Being able to sew is definitely a handy skill to have (said by someone who hardly sews for herself haha). Seriously, love it!

  • Reply Kristi April 20, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Love your fabric Monica! I love to see what people find at Joann. I feel like I just wander aimlessly there and leave with nothing but interfacing.

    If you can come up with 9 more tips for how to dress the pear shape, I would totally read that article!

  • Reply Mie April 20, 2016 at 8:18 am

    This looks amazing on you Monica and YES to joining the grandma club regarding the skirt lengths these days, haha :-)

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