Why, look! It's another Colette Hazel. This is actually the initial version I wanted to make, in a lovely navy & pink floral, but that had to wait until some of the pattern fitting was worked out. Yet again, I added a gathered skirt, because full skirts are always a good idea.
This fabric has been in my stash for a year, just waiting for the right project. I picked it up on my trip to London last year, where I finally experienced the wonder that is Goldhawk Road. If you ever go to London—scratch that, darlings—if you ever go within a hundred miles of London, you must go! After swooning over all the purchases our favorite UK-based sewists have made there, the block of fabric shops was at the top of my sightseeing list. It is a reasonably priced fabric wonderland and, yes, my suitcase did double in weight afterward.
A ditsy pink floral on navy cotton poplin, this is the first piece I've used from that trip. It is lovely and fun and completely inappropriate for an autumnal dress. Of course, I don't care! I can't say no to a flowery dress, as we know. When it gets chilly, I'll throw on a pair of tights and call it a day.
So, there we go! Another Hazel. Shall we just continue on with a ton of pictures? Please excuse the wrinkles, my dears. I wore it blissfully all day long, before taking these.
Look at the lovely fabric! Goldhawk Road, I miss you so.
For the back, I used an invisible zipper and hook/eye combination. The dress is fully lined in navy lawn, which is hand-attached to the zipper and inner waistline. Naturally, I neglected to take pictures of the insides. So...it's this dress, but inside out and navy. Thrilling, really.
A side picture! Woohoo!
There we have it, kittens: another Colette Hazel. This is definitely not my last, as I do love how this bodice comes together. It's an utterly divine sundress, especially with a full dirndl skirt pattern hack, and one I've already worn twice since finishing.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Personally, I'm going to spend the rest of tonight watching Veronica Mars with my newly VM-addicted Sam and cutting out another Hazel...or three...