Colette Hazel V.2 From A Vintage Tablecloth

This is my second go at the Hazel.
This time I used an old tablecloth that had some wear on it.
I tried to make sure all of my seams matched but there is glaring mistake here at the bottom!
I trimmed the top with some lavender bias tape. It went nicely with the tiny bit of lavender in the tablecloth.
I finally got the in seam pockets right.
And the invisible zip which still seems like magic to me. I really have no idea how it works. 
After sewing together the dress from a small tablecloth with virtually no leftover fabric, I started to notice several little holes in the fabric. I spent about and hour mending and patching them. This dress better never make it into the washing machine. 
Hand wash only for this delicate little number.

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  1. sertyan says:

    This dress is stunning and the lavender insert is so charming

  2. Frøken Fogh says:

    Love it!!!

  3. i now have vintage table cloths on my radar….this is BEAUTIFUL. why in our modern times are things not this beautiful anymore? i need this on my table cloth and cutting table for a dress! great job

  4. OakRose Mama says:

    I love these old tablecloths. I had one from my grandmother that is currently being used as curtains in my daughter’s bedroom. I love how you used the lavender trim, that looks so pretty and professional. also the way you placed the print in the front is just great. Love it!

  5. Melissa says:

    Love, love, LOVE this! Pinning – you did a great job of making a gorgeous dress and highlighting the beautiful features of the old tablecloth.

  6. Susan Woods says:

    It even has pockets?!? You are now officially on my hero list. This is stunning, simply stunning. Had I the time, I would follow your lead. (Darn shoe making business, no time to sew for me!)

  7. ShanniLoves says:

    Well isn’t that the cutest!

  8. I absolutely adore this version Justine! That vintage tablecloth is simply stunning! So well done. I love this dress!!!

  9. vintage grey says:

    What a sweet dress, and love that it was made from a vintage tablecloth!! Great job!! xo Heather

  10. Justine of SewCountryChick says:

    Thank you su much . It was a lot of fun and a great save for a tablecloth too small for my tables!

  11. Lovely. Good enough to eat!

  12. I love this! It looks spectacular! I have to keep an eye out for vintage table cloths!

  13. Sew Blessed Maw says:

    THis is beautiful.. Will look so pretty on you. Happy sewing.

  14. OMGosh!! That is gorgeous!! I <3 it!!!

  15. This is adorable. This would be perfect for running around town. It’s such a light, pretty dress :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  16. Vanessa@Designs By Sessa says:


  17. I can’t even tell you how much I love this dress! You did an amazing job!!!

  18. This is so cute! Perfect for a picnick!

  19. GardenofDaisies says:

    This is soooo pretty! I’m so glad to see these vintage pieces being rescued and brought back to life!

  20. Just beautiful! I’m going to need to get that pattern today :)

  21. This is simply beautiful! The print on the tablecloth works perfectly with the Hazel’s bodice construction and I’m soooo impressed with your mending skills! I’m about to put together my first Hazel in a lovely pink striped seersucker but I think I’m going to make a significantly fuller skirt than the pattern suggests – can’t wait to get stuck in!

  22. Justine of SewCountryChick says:

    Hi Elisalex.
    I would make the skirt fuller too. It’s a little too gathered to be a straight skirt but not quite full enough if you have fuller hips. Pink seersucker sounds divine!

  23. This is really beautiful. I think you did a great job. It is always frustrating when the patterns do not match up right at the end. I am dealing with that right now on a couch. I get it. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  24. sorbetsurprise says:

    What an awesome Hazel! I love the bodice placement, it really makes the pleats stand out.

  25. Absolutely beautiful!

  26. Absolutely beautiful!

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