Colette Patterns go back to their vintage roots with the Rue Dress

Colette patterns have gone back to their vintage roots with the release of their latest pattern the Rue dress.

Here is what Colette Patterns say about Rue:

As summer turns to fall, one day can be sunny and warm, and the next cool and dreary. Your sewing plans have to change with the weather. Let us help you create something that is perfect for this season of transitions. Rue offers two versions with pieces that can be easily mixed and matched to create the perfect dress. The bodice has flattering, curved style lines that start at the side seams and meet at center front. The bust tucks can be easily adjusted to fit your shape. Add piping in the curved seams for a subtle detail, or color block the side panels for an eye-catching display. With two skirt and sleeve options to choose from, you can truly create a garment that you feel most comfortable in.

In version 1, Rue is perfect for those warm autumn days at the orchard or pumpkin patch, enjoying the outdoor festivities. Sewn in a seersucker, linen, or mid-weight cotton, it will keep you comfortable in the warmer weather. For those cooler days, sew up version 2 in a lightweight wool or cotton flannel. Pair it with a cardigan, and version 2 will keep you warm as you walk the woods, admiring the changing colors of the leaves. Rue has multiple design options so your clothing is as fluid and changing as the seasons.’
I say Rue is a super pretty versatile dress and below are my fabric suggestions for this lovely return to vintage styling.

dress fabric
 Our Viscose and Linen mix Bloom has the perfect vintage feel to make this dress.
viscose dressmaking fabrics
Burgen viscose would give a more grown up swishy feel with its heavy drape, ideal to take you right through to next summer.
cotton dressmaking fabric
Florals not your thing? Zari cotton would give Rue a contemporary twist.
Prestige Crepe - Black
Our Prestige crepe comes in loads of colours but a black crepe Rue could be your prefect LBD.

Which look would you choose? Are you as pleased that Colette have decided to return to their vintage roots as us?

Happy sewing xxx

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