Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My new favorite dress.

So I finally get to share something I sewed for myself.
Last month I won two giveaways, one from Cindy of Cation Designs and another one from Far of Memoryseed.
From Cindy I won 4 yards of the following fabric,the Colette crepe dress pattern and seam binding!

Image from cation designs
And Far sent me a couple of patterns she was de-stashing plus some cute buttons. Among the 5 patterns she sent me was this Simplicity 5548.
So I made a dress. I have sewed tops and skirts for myself, never pants or a dress. I used the Simplicity patten as is for the bodice but for the skirt I omitted the pleat and made 4 darts instead for the back and front.
Sorry no shots of the dress in action, but here is a hanger shot, (sorry the picture is so fuzzy).

Fully lined, and edges bound with seam binding.
 The fabric was very forgiving due to the stretch and giant blue flowers hide a multitude of sins, including pointy darts, mismatched seams and wonky stitching lines.
I drafted my own sleeves. I still have two yards remaining and am thinking of making a circle skirt. Thanks very much to Cindy and Far and other bloggers who have generously added to my pattern/fabric collection. I still have to work on the Crepe pattern. That will hopefully be my Christmas dress.
Oh, and I finished my Taffy blouse, while it fits really well, I hate the sleeves, they are too billowy. So am planning to remove them this weekend and put in some new ones.
Thanks for reading, as always.


  1. Oh yay! That dress looks lovely; so glad that that fabric worked out for you! Can't wait to see you wearing it!

  2. Super matching of this fabric to pattern - and extra bonus since you used both together from giveaways! Off to have a peek around your blog...J

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