Colette - Dahlia Dress

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Colette - Dahlia Dress


Seasons change and wardrobes transition, but Dahlia remains the perfect dress all year long. Version 1 is perfect for cooler weather; the 3/4-sleeved raglan- style dress has a flat front skirt which sports a kick pleat at the back hem. Small gathers create gentle curves around an inset waist yoke. The neckline and sleeves are finished with bias tape for a clean look without the need for fussy facing pieces. Version 2 is summery and sleeveless, featuring straps cleverly constructed from bias tape, and a six-panel skirt. This version of Dahlia is ideal for warmer months, for layering under sweaters, or for creating an understated cocktail dress.

Sizes: 4-30 (UK)

Level: intermediate

Choose a light to mediumweight woven with some drape, such as voile, lawn, chambray, rayon, silk crepe. You can also use a wool suiting or wool crepe for Version 1 if you would like something for the colder seasons.

See images for fabric requirements and measurements.