When Colette released the latest pattern, Hawthorn, I wasn't impressed. For some reason (obviously not paying attention to detail) I had thought it had a gathered waist, which most often make me feel - and look - like a sack of potatoes. But when I saw the many versions put forward for the Hawthorn competition I changed my mind. Not a waist gather in sight...that helped. I think it's a really cool dress, in the right fabric. I personally wouldn't like to make it in anything too twee.
The picture on the wall is of my son having his cord cut at birth! We psyched the colours up to stop it being alarming/cringeworthy.
I am definitely going to make a dress version. My fabric is lined up - I just need the time to start pinning and cutting.