Hot! The “Tang-erine-o à Paris” Dress

The Facts

Fabric: Peach skin ($2.40/m)
Pattern: Colette’s sorbetto and rectangle skirt
Year: 2012?
Notions: Wooden eiffel ($2.20 for 4)
Time to complete: 6
First worn: July 2012
Wear again? Yes!

Total Cost: ~$5

It has been a while since my last activity on Sew Weekly. School was horribly busy, then I went on an exchange, back for practicum and finally had some time to myself to sew. Initially, I planned to rush this dress out for the trip but to no avail. What you see is the result of some jetlag and France/Paris withdrawal syndrome. It is a way overdue project for Pantone. You can read the rest of the dress story on my blog.















Earlier this year, I went on a buttons frenzy and splurged on Etsy. As the collection grew, I needed somewhere where I could make use/display them usefully. So I chose Sorbetto where I could install some on the pleat on the centre front. France/Paris withdrawal syndrome did help to decide which buttons to use.

I apologise for the lack of photos. Here’s my signing off, missing Eiffel, wearing Eiffel and posing with Eiffel





Educator; Musician; Leisure Seamstress I have always wanted to turn bundles of cloths to wearable pieces since young. It was finally a dream come true in February 2010 when I began my lessons at Kadomay. No turning back ever since! I love colours, cheongsams, lace, dresses, anything aesthetically pleasing. I don’t believe in ready paper patterns. I draft my own patterns. I love to feel, see, smell and touch cloths. I love the sound produced when you cut a piece of fabric (with a pair of sharp scissors of course). My dress-making motto Minimalist, sophisticated, elegant, to be worn at any time of day (Coco Chanel)


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  1. Very cute! Love those buttons!

    • Thanks Barbara! I’m loving how buttons can add a personal touch to a plain garment, like basic with a twist. This could qualify for a multi-challenge too; pantone and the buttons one from earlier this year.

  2. Love the orange! It’s such a fabulous colour for you! And I like to see another seamstress still catching up on the old challenges. It makes me feel not so bad about the 2 months that I’m still trying to finish writing posts for!

  3. Thank you The Dreamstress! Sometimes the inspiration doesn’t come for the theme of the week, or I don’t have the fabric required, which explain my back logged posts. It’s difficult when I force myself to sew something when uninspired.

  4. Very cute Tiffany, love the buttons – gorgeous! Nice of you to drop by!

  5. I have button envy. Gorgeous!

  6. What a beautiful dress. Love the fabric and the buttons are adorable!

  7. I agree, the buttons adds that one of kind feel. Looks gorgeous on.

  8. Love what you did with the sorbetto pattern.. So pretty and the color is great.

  9. Love the colour on you and those buttons are fab!

  10. Very cute! The buttons are a great touch.

  11. Thank you everyone! Very encouraged to explore more buttons-friendly pattern :)