Odette Dress

Pattern: Bluegingerdoll's Odette Dress
Fabric: 2 yds chambray + lace insert
Cost: $25

TGIF! I've been preoccupied with GRE studying for grad school and waiting for some new patterns to be released, so blogging has been less frequent this month. But today I am finally able to show you one of my recent projects: pattern testing for the new Bluegingerdoll Odette Dress and a fun photo shoot to go along with it!

The Odette Dress is described as a "one of a kind dress for your wardrobe" with a "fitted, fully lined bodice featuring a bateau 'V' neckline with a distinctive contrasting insert that frames the face." The bodice insert is one of my favorite details, as there are so many ways to customize it with contrasting or matching fabric, buttons, etc. For mine, I chose an eyelet lace and dark blue buttons. 

Because I can't help myself, I also did the pockets in lace. I don't care what they say on the Great British Sewing Bee - I like a little fun pocket detail on my in-seam pockets.

My version has a slightly shorter hemline than the pattern, and I believe my neckline ended up a bit lower than the final version, but other than that I made up the dress as per the instructions. Next time I will do a small bust adjustment because, as you can see, there's a little extra fabric along the bust line for me!

After working on it a few hours every day for  a week, I finally finished it on a Saturday night, popped it on, and took pictures at the lake before going to dinner with Mr. Made. I felt so pretty in my new dress! And I finally had an answer to his questions of 'why don't you ever wear dresses?'

Have you sewn any Bluegingerdoll patterns? What do you think of her vintage-modern style?


  1. This is beautiful. It looks so classic in that fabric and the neckline is lovely with the lace!

  2. Never heard of bluegingerdoll before, but your dress is super cute!

  3. This is wonderful. I especially like the eyelet neckline!

  4. Such an awesome dress!! I am trying to resist buying as I am on a fabric/pattern diet right now. Lake Merritt in the background, I think?

  5. Oh, it's cute!! I love the lace with the denim!


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