Friday, April 29, 2016

True Bias Mini Colfax Dress

This adorable little ray of sunshine (camouflaged as a parking bollard) is my tester version of the Mini Colfax Dress a great summer dress patter just released by True Bias. Just like the (not Mini) Colfax Dress this design features a slit yoke at the neck, visible arm and neck binding, and a faced hem. I made View A, View B also includes some very clever patch pockets. The Mini Colfax is a satisfyingly quick sew, a refreshingly small PDF, and I imagine the color blocking potential will make this a popular style for the junior set. 
The fabric is from a vintage piece gifted to my stash from my mother-in-law's stash.  I imagine it was purchased for Great Great Grandmom's kitchen curtains, but I think it works well as a dress. Its light weight cotton with a two tone flower pattern that is almost embossed into the fabric (is that possible?). Yellow is not a common color in our wardrobe, so I decided to really own it with a yellow cotton lawn that is not vintage but also from my stash. 
This dress is as effortless to wear as it is to make. I've got plans for a few more, so we always have one to throw on this summer. Kelli's got two beautifully boho blue versions on her blog today, and a discount code!

Pattern: Mini Colfax Dress by True Bias
Fabric: Vintage Stash

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