The Sons of Anarchy Macaron

by Janice

Front view.

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This is my first time doing side-seam pockets. Not bad!

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Sitting down. The skirt is very pouffy.

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Checking for pockets.

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Bracelets, snake & roses, closeup.

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Standing next to some shrubbery. You can almost see the bodice contrast here of eyelet vs. lined eyelet, but not really.

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Alright, so this has nothing to do with Sons of Anarchy but I watched a lot of it over the weekend.

I finished Macaron over the long weekend and I like it a lot. I haven’t worn it anywhere yet but it’s very comfortable. I used a cotton tomato warm red eyelet underlined with a cool blue-based red cotton broadcloth, and for the contrast I just used the eyelet as is. It worked out pretty well, but I think I killed all design detail with the bodice since it didn’t have enough contrast.

Adjustments:
+ Re-drafted the waist part to be a straight waist
+ Added gathered skirt with side-seam pockets
+ Removed the sleeves
+ Removed the back neck darts
+ Changed the zipper to be a center back zipper
+ Used invisible zipper

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Pattern used:

Macaron.

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Pattern Review

Pattern Description:
Dress with cap sleeve, contrast fitted bodice, side invisible zipper, pleated skirt with hidden pockets.

Pattern Sizing:
0-18. My sizing was all over the place. I cut a size 4 bodice, size 10 waist, size 6 hips.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
The bodice did, yes.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really liked the unique bodice. Next time I’ll definitely take advantage of this design detail and use a more contrasting fabric.

Fabric Used:
Red cotton eyelet, underlined with red cotton broadcloth

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Plenty. Re-drafted the waist part to be a straight waist, added gathered skirt with side-seam pockets, removed the sleeves, removed the back neck darts, changed the zipper to be a center back zipper.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and yes. I definitely want to make a second version of this, but with more contrast on the bodice pieces.

Conclusion:
I really like it! Very comfortable to wear.