Just a quick summary of my final Hazel. I am loving the creations over at the Flickr group. You all are SO amazing. It truly is a versatile pattern, really fun for fabric experimentation, and everyone has really embraced that.
Hazel Muzz is still inexplicably one of my favorite dresses these days, even though it’s the ultimate hot mess. I’m so glad I was a good girl and actually made a muslin, because I would have hated to see this gingham all funky like my muslin fabric ended up. For this final version I cut a 14 instead of a 16, which helped immensely, and was way more careful with dart placement.
Sorry about Attack of the Boobs here. Just really excited about how the darts turned out.
I probably cut a 12 or less in the skirt, so there wasn’t quite the excess that I fought with when I originally constructed the muslin. I was also much more methodical with zipper placement, and how the whole back, zipper, and skirt came together, which was such a nice experience after literally crying over the muslin at this stage. I also bothered to go to the Colette website to the great invisible zipper tutorial , and bothered to figure out how the invisible zipper foot I bought actually attaches to my sewing machine. Another valuable learning experience (aka DUH). It was easy and turned out lovely.
So here are some photos. My boyfriend was deathly ill when he took these (Lenny is such a trooper!!), AND temps were well into the 90s, so not as much frivolity as I would have liked for such a light and fun garment. Maybe we’ll get crazy when it’s Macaron time.