Saturday 26 November 2011

FO: Colette Crepe Dress

This week i finished my Crepe Dress from Colette Patterns, just in time to wear to the Christening of my soon-to-be Godson on Sunday! This is the second pattern i have made from Colette, the first being the Sorbetto Top, of which i made several versions. The instructions for both patterns were very clear and the garments came together very easily. One of the best things about this dress was the lack of closures...the easy wrap style is effective and simple to make. It's a winner :)

Spot our cat's tail in the background...!

I am really pleased with my fabric choice, although i'm not exactly sure what type of fabric it is...i thought it was cotton, but when i was cutting out i noticed that it had a bit of a stretch in it. At first i thought i had done something very wrong and was cutting on the bias, but nope! I suspect it is some kind of cotton blend...probably obvious thinking about it, but this is the first time i have come across this issue so i was a bit surprised!

Can you tell it's a wrap dress?
Colette patterns have very generous measurements...i cut an American size 10, and i think that i may have been able to get away with an 8 as there is still a lot of ease around the bodice. However, the tie waistband overcomes any small fitting issues....that's one of the things i love about this dress. Another is the pockets!!

I do love a good pocket :) This was also my first time sewing facings, which i was prepared to find tricky, but the instructions were very clear to follow and i had no problems. I really like how they have turned out too, they make the finishing really neat.

Before i forget, a big thank you must go to my boyfriend for his first outing as the official KraftyKat much easier than navigating the timer function on my camera!!
In other news, this morning i managed to rescue my Minoru Jacket pattern from the Post Office, where it was being held hostage (as so often happens!). You may remember that i was lucky enough to win this pattern in a giveway held by VickikateMakes. When i opened the package i was delighted to find that my patterns was signed to me by Tasia , the Sewaholic herself! What a lovely surprise, thank you Vicki!

Now that my Crepe dress is finished i really must concentrate on sewing my way through my Christmas gift much to do, so little time!!!

K xx


  1. I just love your Crepe dress! The fabric is perfect and you've done an amazing job on the fit!!! And that's exciting about the Sewaholic pattern...I can't wait to see your version of the jacket!!!

  2. Ooh, it's gorgeous!! The fabric and fit are perfect :) I love the shape of the skirt.
    What a lovely surprise with the pattern! :) I can't wait to see it sewn up!
    Ashley x

  3. Your crepe dress looks fabulous. It's very flattering. Congrats on the pattern win and have fun sewing it.

  4. It looks fantastic Kat, possibly your best creation yet! I'm so pleased you got it made in time too, hope all goes well tomorrow!xx

  5. Wow, love it! Looks really lovely on you :) x

  6. Very nice Crepe Kat, it looks lovely on you. Glad the fitting was pretty straight forward. x

  7. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments :)

  8. I'm glad you liberated your pattern from the PO!
    Your crepe is gorgeous, I love you're fabric choice.

  9. I love your fabric choice! It's beautiful.

    So I just found your blog and I am looking forward to reading more.

  10. Hi Melizza, thanks for your comment :) I love the fabric as well and the dress is so lovely to wear.

  11. I remember finding this dress last year. It's a very flattering style. I would love for you to share this dress (and any others you have made) at my ongoing linky that's exclusively for Women's Dresses...

  12. How did I miss that gem? I love this



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