Wet Coast Aubépine

This past weekend was WET here on the west coast.


And, because of the rain I was able to putter away in my sewing studio for much of the weekend without any guilt.  I was a little unsure of the shape when Deer & Doe first released this pattern, but after seeing many beautiful versions I decided to give it a try.  I am so happy I did,  I love it and it is so comfortable to wear.


I had a little trouble with the horizontal pleats. You see, I marked them on the fabric using wax tracing paper.  It was only afterwards that I realized that these marks were going to be forever visible if they remained on the outside.  So, I put some basting stitches along each line and used the opposite side of the fabric as the right side.

I made two changes to the pattern. First, since the darts on my Datura top were a little too high I lowered the bust darts by about an inch using Megan Nielsen’s tutorial.  This worked perfectly and they are exactly where they should be.  The second alteration I made was to use the full length for the skirt lining and the lining length on the outer skirt.


8 thoughts on “Wet Coast Aubépine

  1. Nicole

    I love what you have done with the lining. I am hoping to make this dress soon.
    If mine turns out half as well as yours I shall be very pleased.

  2. sew rachel!

    That looks fabulous! I also had doubts on if this pattern would be very flattering, but I can see here that it is! I love your fabric and color choices. It read very west coast to me, especially with the green peaking down from the blue. Great job!

  3. Andrea

    I absolutely LOVE that you have the lining peeking out at the bottom and that it is in a contrasting colour. What a great idea. In fact, I love it so much that I may just have to copy you if that’s okay – and since I’m in Toronto it’s not like we’ll bump into each other at a party or anything, right? 🙂


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