The first time I wore it was to a children's christmas concert. Little Terror is wearing 'The Fishy Party Dress'
Pattern: Colette Ceylon
I cut a size 0 for the bodice and tapered out to a size 4 for the waist/hip. I took in the sides of the waist area further so perhaps I will use a size 2 for the waist/hip area for my next Ceylon. The measurement chart indicated that I should take a size 4 though, anyway, all bodies are different! I consulted the talented Miss Lauren of Lladybird on the sizing issue and was very inspired by the piping on her Ceylons, check them out here and here. The pattern instructions are clear and easy to follow. The york piece is a bit pulling on this dress because of the sheer fabric and interfacing, of which the combination is not sturdy enough – Ms Lauren suggested to use fabric to underline to the york to solve the puling/wrinkling on the york; shall remember to apply that for my next Ceylon!Fabric: Seersucker Cotton, that’s why the dress appears wrinkly as the cloth is naturally that way. They are not pin dots. Each ‘dot’ is actually a box consisting of 9 dots (8 brown dots and 1 blue dot), which explains the choice of blue piping and buttons. It is RM9/USD3 per yard (45 inch width), I actually only needed 2 yards if I were to cut the interfacing on a different piece of cloth. Total Cost: ~ RM20/USD6.
Wear Again?: Yes! This is a very girly weekend dress. But sometimes I feel very conscious and sort of like the ‘odd one out’ as people in my area do not really channel the ‘retro’ style so much.