Yes! I made yet another Colette Hawthorn!
This time I used turquoise gingham that I got from NY Fashion Center Fabrics. Originally, I made view 4 with the short sleeves of view 1. For some reason that combo reminded me of a diner waitress’s dress, so I took the sleeves off and made it sleeveless. This will most likely be the last dress that I make without sleeves this year as I’m starting to get into my fall/winter sewing.
With the last two Hawthorns that I made, I lined/underlined them. For this one, I stuck to the instructions and the pattern. Frankly, it was because I didn’t feel like cutting out a lining…. I don’t know about you, but the cutting process is my least favorite part of sewing. I was just being lazy that day, I guess! Anyway, I made this dress the way it was designed — without lining and with facings.
I was able to match up the gingham on the bodice, skirt front and sides, but matching up the bodice to the skirt was impossible with the way I cut it out. I think that the next time I make a gingham dress, that I will cut some pieces on the bias. I had cut the sleeve cuff that way and it looked awesome, but of course, I ripped those sleeves out. My next Hawthorn will be view 2 (3/4 sleeve version) in navy sateen and I don’t think that one will look like a diner uniform!
I am we4ring my light summer petticoat with this dress, which peeks out. I surely need a slip with this dress as the fabric is a little sheer. When I wore this dress yesterday, I wore it with a commercial made half slip. I really need to make myself a couple of full slips to wear with dresses like this.
The Hawthorn is definitely one of my favorite patterns to make and wear. I can’t wait to make another one! However, I’m taking a little break this week from this pattern and making myself a couple of much needed blouses.
Dress: Colette Hawthorn in turquoise gingham
Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger
Jewelry: Vintage Dine`(Navajo)