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ONE PATTERN,THREE WAYS
In the past I have had a few favorite sewing patterns, one of which would have to be the Oolong by Colette Patterns.
I was actually reading on Sarai of Colette’s blog today about sewing the Oolong in knit fabric and it reminded me of my sailor dress I made the summer before last.
Then I remembered the other two versions I made of the Oolong and thought it would be fun to share them….
Plus, some of these photos are so cheesy and I just love them…..
The pattern is a bias cut dress without a closure and very simple to make.
I made three different versions of it, each with a very different look.
MY SAILOR OOLONG IN COTTON LYCRA
This version I cut two sizes small to accommodate the stretch and make it very slinky.
This dress needs Spanx for sure!
MY COTTON VOILE OOLONG IN AN ASIAN PRINT
This version is the most wearable in my opinion. it has two layers because the voile was see through. I added some little rosettes to the neckline and shirred the center seam of the neckline too. I also shortened the sleeves.
MY VELVET OOLONG WITH ADDED GODETS AND SHIRRED SLEEVES
On this velvet version of the Oolong I made, I added inset godets to the skirt and shirred the sleeves.
However due to the stiffness of this version’s fabric, this version is uncomfortable, and looks too vintage/costumey in my opinion.
As you can see, I rarely ever sew a pattern without making some changes to it.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.
How about you? Do you like to change a pattern or do you prefer to stick to the original version?
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