Nautical Ceylon

by Cynthia on June 11, 2012 · 4 comments

in 1940s,Modern Patterns


I’ve been wanting to make a nautical Ceylon by Colette Patterns for a while now. My inspirations were the little sailor play suits worn during WWII. I finished this in honor of Portland’s Fleet Week. I only made some minor changes to the pattern (raising the armscye, lowering the sleeve cap, and widening the sleeves). Colette really makes some of the loveliest patterns around. More photos and details can be found in my blog, Dapper DudsĀ 

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kittysdrawings June 11, 2012 at 3:47 am

Pretty! The colourway is so nice. :-D I love your shoes too – they go perfectly with the dress :-D


Pippa June 11, 2012 at 6:42 am

OMG this is lovely


EmSewCrazy June 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

What a sweet dress. I love the crisp colors!


Anthea June 17, 2012 at 4:38 am

Great dress!


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