Laurel Colette Sewing Pattern
A fresh, new design from Colette.
Looking for a stash-buster that will work with a wide range of fabrics and nearly any print? This chic and simple shift dress is easy to sew, astoundingly versatile, and comfortable to wear year-round.
Edges are finished with bias tape, cutting down fabric requirements while letting you play with color and print combinations. Try a contrasting binding, or binding made from your self fabric. Bound edges also give a clean look for sheer fabrics.
The fit is semi-loose with a fitted bust and back darts to keep the shape streamlined. The absence of front seams or waist darts makes Laurel an ideal choice for prints that normally may be difficult to work with, such as stripes, plaids, or large scale florals.
Version 1 includes yardage and instructions for underlining, so you may use sheer or lace fabrics. Version 2 includes menswear-style patch pockets. Version 3 features classic 1960s style gathered cuffs. Version 4 is an easy pullover blouse with no closures.
Download the free Laurel Extras e-booklet and get instructions for nine additional variations you can use on your Laurel dress pattern! This digital booklet includes:
- Over 60 pages of clear and simple photo-illustrated instructions for nine style variations.
- A comprehensive Basics section, showing you multiple methods for creating and sewing your own bias tape, which you can apply to many other patterns and projects.
- Three additional pattern pieces, so you can make simple changes to your pattern with no fuss.
The Laurel Extras booklet will inspire you to get creative with this lovely basic pattern. Get ideas, learn a few new tricks, and you’ll be making the Laurel over a dozen different ways!