So I am finally jumping on the Colette patterns bandwagon. So many have done great versions so I just had to give in. I chose the Parfait dress, but could just as easily picked another pattern. They all look great! While pink can be lovely I want something to wear for fall so I bought a cool retro rayon print from Totally fabrics.
It's only a 1.5 meters long remaint, almost a yard less than recommended, but I'm sure I can squeeze in this dress somehow, using another fabric for the lining and interfacing if necessary.
When Sarai of Colette patterns says that her styles are fitted, she really means it. While I have a pretty defined waist, it looks like I need to add almost 1 inch of ease around that area to be fully comfortable. Even though it means extra work for me, I still appreciate her initiative to draft patterns for curvy women (i.e. big bust/small waist) since most pattern companies doesn't really cater for that body type.
And hopefully her patterns will work for less endowed people like me too. The fit of Colette patterns seems to be proper vintage (as in 50's - early 60's) and not faux vintage like the re-issues from Simplicity and Butterick that I have tried in the past.