The new Colette Rue dress is beautiful.
Can I say how much I needed this dress? Stitched up a few days before my 30th birthday, everything on this dress came together in a breeze and was a reaffirming piece about how far I’ve come in my sewing journey. I’ve been sewing for over half my life and seeing how quickly and easily this came together for me was a relief, to be honest.
The Colette Rue dress features these pretty pleated details on the bust line and super fun piping detail to make the bodice POP. The piping is listed as optional, but if you’re making this for yourself, definitely include it. The fabric I chose for my piece is pretty busy and the piping really breaks up the pattern without being “too much.”
Other details about this dress that give it a luxe feeling is that its completely lined (!!) and features tons of hand sewn details. The hand sewing part of it makes me extremely happy, though, because they’re details only I get to see and appreciate.
The fit is fantastic but I did have to do some random fidgeting at the paper pattern level regardless. My video goes into a little more depth about it.
Either way, I love this piece and can’t wait to wear it again to go out dancing this weekend!
Disclaimer: This post was made possible by Colette Patterns who kindly donated this pattern to review :)