Very Paige

Completed: Colfax Dress

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I'm on a sewing roll! I purchased True Bias's latest pattern, Colfax. I'm always drawn to a line's and shift dresses, even when all the advice for my body shape says to avoid them. They're comfortable and easy to wear, and I'm a sucker for both of those qualities. 

When I made my muslin, I found that I need a bit more ease in the hips, and some length added overall. I'm fairly certain True Bias patterns are drafted for a 5'5" frame, so seeing as I've  got another 3 inches on that adding length was a given. Looking at the finished garment, I could have also used a swayback adjustment. It's more prominent here that on my muslin, but the fabric's pattern might have a lot to do with that. 

I think I prefer it belted, but I did wear it unbelted through a couple photo shoots at the studio- it was easier to move around into my weird shooting positions sans belt. I really like the neckline of this dress, and have plans to hack it into more of a dirndl style. It should get pretty heavy rotation this summer as is though. The fabric has been sitting in my stash for quite some time, and I'm excited to have gotten to use it- even if my side seam pattern matching isn't the best. 

And yes, my hair is purple currently. I'm having fun with unnatural colors. This is a faded mix of Manic Panic's  Ulta Violet and electric amethyst.  

Anything good on your sewing tables right now? What hair color should I do next?

♥ Paige

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