Finished Project: Cafe au Lait Macaron

 From that title, you would think this was a recipe. But no, it’s just another sewing project. I made my first version of the Macaron Dress from Colette Patterns! I have to say that I kind of love it. It’s different and fun, but super-duper comfortable. I made it in knit and changed some of the seam finishes to make it more of a tee shirt dress. I also added some buttons and changed the sleeves up a bit- only because I stretched them out to much when I did the hem:-)

Dresses with pockets are the best!

I had never made anything with pockets before, but it was really easy!

Wow that is wrinkled! I guess that’s what I get for wearing it while working on a research paper.

What I’m wearing:
Dress: made by me.
Shoes: DSW.
Toenail Polish: Tart Deco by Essie.
I made this particular pattern up because I’m trying to collect some items to help transition my wardrobe to a more cold weather friendly one. Living in the desert for eleven years keeps you from collecting too many cold weather pieces, but now I’m moving so I need to work on my wardrobe. Anyway, I was playing with how I could wear it in the Fall and this is what I came up with. Nothing fancy; just my favorite riding boots and a comfy cardigan. And yes, you can wear black and brown together *read this in Stacy London’s voice* “Because black and brown are both what, Clinton?” *now as both Stacy and Clinton, “Neutrals!”
Sorry for the blurry photos. We had some camera trouble, but I wanted to show you anyway. Yes I did this in the air conditioned house. I’m not too crazy, just a little;-)

What I’m wearing now:
Dress: Made by me.
Cardi: J. Crew
Boots: Very, very, indescribably old. I think they came from Marshall’s. I love them to death:)
So there it you have it, another project. It’s not the only one I’ve finished this week so look out for more soon!
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8 thoughts on “Finished Project: Cafe au Lait Macaron

  1. I love the style and the colors! I love the layered version too–even if it is black and brown! 😛 I think when a brown is light enough it looks absolutely fine with black. Dark brown, however, is a whole different story.


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