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Colette Hawthorn Strawberry Dress

I made this cute retro-inspired Colette Hawthorn dress! I used a sweet embroidered strawberry linen I had in my stash for many years (originally from Joann’s.) For the white fabric I cut up one of my husband’s old business shirts to make the collar and cuffs. Of course, as with any dress you make yourself, it was great to be able to tailor the dress to be just the right length for me and fit my size perfectly. All the details on the dress ended up making it time consuming but I like the finished product.

I enjoyed using Colette’s pattern. It was really well explained and I learned some new techniques.

I changed the collar shape a little since I’ve always wanted a dress with a multiple scallop collar. I embroidered a little strawberry on the collar.

Colette Hawthorn

Cute red flower buttons!

Colette Hawthorn

This was my first time using Hug Snug Rayon Seam Binding! I got mine at I thought it would be fun to use a bright color. It took a while to do all those seams, but the result is nice, especially with this type of linen which would probably fray a bit around the edges over time.

Colette Hawthorn

I added some side pockets for fun!


One of the new things I learned was this menswear inspired sleeve placket!



OMAKE: Me with Tako-san! (He’s a gift from Sonia.)



  • Renay

    02.09.2013 at 04:47 Reply

    Oh so cute! love the embroidery too :-)

    • aimeemajor

      19.09.2013 at 08:35 Reply

      Thanks a bunch, Renay! I wanted an excuse to embroider. :)

  • Britta

    18.09.2013 at 19:23 Reply

    This dress is too sweet! That collar looks really great. I love you being attacked by tako-san at the end!

  • Meloney

    26.12.2013 at 14:24 Reply

    love the dress – you did a fantastic job. i’m just about to start my first Hawthorn and it was great to see this version :)

  • Liz

    14.01.2014 at 10:03 Reply

    Amazing inspiring job! I just bought the pattern and was looking for examples of how other people made it when I found your post. I love all the clever personalizations (I’m not there yet as a sewstress, but someday!). I have some cutie pie strawberry buttons in my sewing basket and now I’m thinking I might do a red polkadot with those cute little buttons :-) Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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