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Hazel Parade

Good Morning!

Today Sarah, Erin, and I are going to be sharing some of your dresses that were finished for the Sew Colette Hazel Sew Along! First of all, let me say how amazing it is to be a part of such a positive group of crafty ladies. I love sewing along with each and every one of you, and I hope I get to know you all better as time goes on. I think I officially have more online friends than “real life” friends now haha! And you know what? I’m totally okay with that! Anyways…

Trying to pick just four Hazel dresses to feature was near impossible for me! I’m so impressed by everyone’s efforts and interpretations of the dress. I struggled quite a bit with the fit on my final Hazel, so kuddos to you ladies who got it spot on! Here are a few Hazel Dresses that really caught my eye.

Justine from Sew Country Chick really impressed me with her choice of fabric! Well, it’s a table cloth actually! Impressive, right!? It’s a gorgeous table cloth that makes an even more gorgeous dress. I love the lavender bias tape accent at the top, too. Very country chic!

Anna’s Hazel dress is really spot on with the fit. As I mentioned, that’s something I struggled with on both my muslin and final dress. The Hazel dress really leaves you a lot of room to play around with directional stripes and plaids, but I actually really like how the fabric on Anna’s dress doesn’t accentuate the bodice structure or pieces. I think the finished product looks very polished and subtle. It’s a great fabric and a great shape! Well done, Anna! You can read more about Anna’s dress on her blog.

I like the little added details on Jamie’s Hazel dress a lot. She did a great job of really making her Hazel dress her own with these simple trims. The over all look is really classic and perfect for summer! Plus you can’t really go wrong with red, white, and blue! Great job Jamie! Check out Jamies’s blog for more on her Hazel.

Last but not least, I want to give Jenny a little dress love for her amazing effort. When I first saw her dress, I was really blown away with the stripes! I was even more blown away when I realized she PAINTED THEM ON HERSELF!! I know! Amazing! Unfortunately, her choice of fabric was not sturdy enough for the structure of the dress and has since started to pull apart at the seams. You can read more about that sad story here. Jenny still gets an A+ for innovation!

Well those are my picks for Hazel, be sure to continue on with the parade at Sarah and Erin’s blogs!

Up next is Macaron!! We’ll be kicking off the start of that sew along on August 1st. Are you in?! Be sure to join our flickr group and get in on the fun! If you haven’t sewn with us yet, Sew Colette is really no pressure and lightly structured. We give a general guideline for you to follow in order to help keep you motivated and on task, but it’s really a work at your own pace sort of thing. We share photos, tips, inspiration, and help as you work through each project. We’d really love it if you joined us 🙂

Stay tuned, and have a great week!!