Hooray! My first incarnation of the Colette Peony Dress is finished.
This one is in a gray/black herringbone lightweight suiting fabric.
This pattern was easier than I thought, and I only had to make one adjustment. The whole dress fit good except I had big time gaping at the back, so I took out my zipper and cut off the excess fabric from the upper back on either side of the zipper and it fits much better. I made the adjustment to my pattern so my next version should fit well. My ultimate goal for this dress is plaid.
This dress looks "all business", which I sort of like. This would be good for any serious occasion, like meetings at the school. I like excuses to dress up.
Here's the back.
Overall I'm really happy I bought this pattern and I'll be making more Peonies in the future.
I actually got to take OUTDOOR photos! It was windy but warm.