The Sons of Anarchy Macaron

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.

19 thoughts on “The Sons of Anarchy Macaron

  1. i love this. the fabric is gorgeous (big fan of eyelet) and the dress looks great on you. i don’t think it matters there isn’t enough contrast, it still looks fab. a thought though … i saw on another blog (lucky lucille) she used the same fabric for the two pieces and sewed binding into the seam between the two and it looked great. as i said though, yours is beautiful :)

  2. I love pockets too! I’m going to put them into everything I make from now on. I actually didn’t realize how cool they were until I made this dress with no pockets and didn’t have to carry a bag yesterday.

  3. Thanks, Rhonda! I thought about that after the fact too :( but it was already sewn up. Oh well, maybe next time….

  4. Oh, the color is just brilliant! Love the sleeveless look, and all of that glorious eyelet makes for such a fetching dress. Very well done!

  5. This color really does look vibrant on you! Especially outside with the background and sunlight, it complements each other very well. Great idea on adding the pockets.

  6. Thanks Lorth. The pockets are really useful. I’ve never had pockets in a dress or skirt before, but it won’t be the last.

  7. This is beautiful and barely recognisable as a Macaron, I love the gathered skirt much better than the pattern’s original skirt. Might have to try that out myself ;o)

  8. I know, Marie, I killed that bodice contrast design detail, right? :/ My next version will definitely take advantage of that design detail.

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