The Dorothy Macaron…

September 2, 2013

As I was editing these photos, it occurred to me that this Colette Patterns Macaron looks a little like a modern version of Dorothy’s dress from The Wizard of Oz and that I really should have worn red shoes with it. Oh well, now I know what I’m going as to my next costume party, I just need to borrow a Toto from someone (can a black cat play Toto? We picked them up yesterday, hooray!!)…



I love this pattern, but first off, can we talk about the pockets? In-pleat pockets are officially my favourite kind of pocket! My mind is blown as to why I have never used them before, as it is, I’m quite sure I see a few Macaron skirts in my future. As some of the other challenge participants noted, the skirt is much more of a tulip shape than the pattern pictures make out and to be honest, that’s why I love it. The soft pleats are very flattering across your tummy when you’ve had a big lunch and they hide the deep pockets so well, you could keep all number of curiosities in them and no one would know.




I underlined the yolk/sleeve fabric with a plain white cotton to stop it being as see through and replaced the neck facing with white bias binding that I hand stitched to the underlining.



Overall, I found this pattern lovely to work with. The combination of fabrics you could choose for the dress are endless as well as the number of different changes you could make. The instructions are easy to follow and the dress doesn’t use a lot of fabric. In fact, I loved making this pattern so much that I hopped straight back to it and made a second Macaron for the Sew Weekly Reunion Challenge right after I was done with this first version.


For more pictures and construction details, head on over to my blog Jennifer Lauren.


  1. As cute as a button, the attention to detail is superb, loving the diamond shaping on the yoke matching the check of the actual dress. Very impressive!

  2. Nothing wrong w/ looking like Dorothy! This is just great & I may need one myself. Love the white fabric up top…is it a special type? And what a great idea to place it on the diagonal!

    I also like your faux Liberty Macaron, too.

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