Guilded Colette Lily

Another summer sewing project, this dress was made in a hurry but is still my favourite dress of the season.

From the front

The fabric was a serendipitous find from Walthamstow market at only a pound a meter. I have a sneaking suspicion it may have been a home dec cloth but this dress would not be defeated by such definitions. It has a thick slub like weft thread and a shiny warp and seems slightly mustard and green-gold depending on the light. These photos were taken in the sunny kitchen so they look more yellow.

The back – ignore the black zip – I was in hurry

The pattern is Colette’s Lily, one I overlooked in favour of the clever Hazel when the spring patterns were released. In hindsight, what a silly mistake. This pattern is fantastic, hugging all the right places and with pocket construction reminiscent of the Rooibos to top it off.


I made it in a rush for a work team dinner but I’m determined to find more excuses to wear it now!

17 thoughts on “Guilded Colette Lily”

  1. I love this colour on you, it’s gorgeous! I also think I prefer Lily to Hazel, but it seems to have been overlooked a little bit. It has a really lovely silhouette and is super feminine!

  2. I’d never really considered the Lily because I was afraid it wouldn’t work with my body type. After seeing yours I have to reconsider.

    That color is perfection on your skin tone.

  3. I LOVE this! The Lily dress was my favorite of the summer Colette patterns, but I received the Hazel as a gift, so I made that. Now I’m even sadder that I didn’t pick up the pattern! This is absolutely perfect– the shape and color are perfect on you! Well done!

  4. It’s so beautiful!! I loooooove that color with your skin and hair! I super love the casual look. Sometimes I shy away from certain patterns because I can’t think where I would wear the finished thing to. This gives me ideas!

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