Colette Laurel – Mommy and Me Version

I finally finished! I had plans and schemes to do more than just 2 Colette Laurel dresses but with all I took on in the last month, I’m very happy with the 2 I finished!

Mommy & Me Colette Laurel
Mommy & Me Colette Laurel

These are both underlined in the bodice with the main fabric, which is a very light weight gingham. It’s a poly-cotton blend and before you say “Ew!”, it’s not like that. It’s super light, on the pretty sheer side, and very breathable. In fact, the only obvious ‘polyester’ thing going on is that it unravels wicked fast. I was inspired by a yard of some early 80s Concord calico I was gifted.

Laurel Pocket
Laurel Pocket

Yeah. I went full Country Bumpkin. I grew up in a town called Boring. I can do that.

My Darling Hazel
My Darling Hazel

Can you believe how tall she is? I’m about 5’9″ and she’s only 8 years old….this is the size 2 of the pattern.

50% Smile
50% Smile

I used the #1 pattern and added the pockets as well. I used the vintage calico for the 1/4″ double-folded bias tape – smaller to keep it a bit more subtle.

Neck Detail
Neck Detail
Neck Detail Up-Close
Neck Detail Up-Close
Arm Detail
Arm Detail
The Hem
The Hem

I could have moved the invisible zipper up a smidge, but overall the installs on the Laurel is really smooth.

Back Neckline
Back Neckline
Invisible Zipper Install
Invisible Zipper Install

Ok, so I did get the zipper flipped on one of the installs and had to redo a side. It’s true. It’s easy to do. I was distracted by baby cuteness.

I’m a bit rusty at embroidery. I contemplated some chicken-scratch cross stitch or something more elaborate, but stuck with simple double herringbone on the pockets with a super light weight stabilizer.

Choosing Colors
Choosing Colors
Double Herringbone
Double Herringbone
The Pockets
The Pockets
Pocket Detail
Pocket Detail

I entered the dress into the Flickr group for the Laurel dress competition. There are some amazing, amazing, amazing dresses in there. Cross your fingers for me.

We went to Burgerville today for some fast food picnic action and Hazel tested out the dress at the park. You can say all you want about a dress, but one that still looks good in this much movement and play…you know it’s a good dress. I’ve said it before about the Sorbetto, but Colette makes fabulous patterns. I used Swedish tracing paper to trace the 2 sizes without actually cutting the pattern, but I really think if you can get the print book, it’s the way to go.

Action Colette Laurel Dress Montage:

Monkey Bar Test 1
Monkey Bar Test 1
Monkey Bart Test 2
Monkey Bart Test 2

 

Monkey Bar Test 3
Monkey Bar Test 3
Teeter
Teeter
Totter
Totter
Swing Test 1
Swing Test 1
Swing Test 2
Swing Test 2
Swing Test 3
Swing Test 3
Burgerville In The Park
Burgerville In The Park

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