|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 photographer...so 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 list...so much to do, so little time!!!