Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Crepe Dress

I finished the Crepe dress on Sunday afternoon, just in time to wear it for a nice Valentine’s dinner on Monday night at a local Thai restaurant.

It is a lovely dress to wear and really comfortable. When I make it again I will make the top one size smaller. It seemed to fit fine when I did the muslin, but I felt it was little big when completed.

Probably not ideal to wear boots with it, but this is winter in Canada!

I loved the Sew-Along. Gertie is an amazing teacher and I can not wait for her book. I enjoyed the video clips as well, made the sewing experience very enjoyable.

So what did I learn from this sew-along? What was new for me?
·       Underlining
·       Princess seams
·       Proper clipping and notching of curved seams

All in all a great introduction to Colette patterns.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pendrell Blouse Finished

I have finished one of my Pendrell blouses. View A. Luckily I had peace and quiet while the family were watching the Super Bowl. I popped up from the basement at half time to have some chili and watch the Black Eyed Peas, then back down to my sewing room.
View B is almost complete, but am getting tired now and that is when I start making mistakes!

I have really enjoyed this sew- a-long with Tasia from Sewaholic and  look forward to her next pattern.

I have always been wary of sewing with silky fabrics, but this pattern made it so easy. So those two pieces of fabric that I bought early last year, and then thought  I’d never get round to sewing them, have been put to good use.

This pattern is definitely going to be used again and again. Next time I am going to try a knit fabric and see how that turn out.

Thanks so much Tasia!

View B and View A in progress

View A finished. this picture doesn't do it justice. I will press and upload a photo of me wearing it!