Saturday, April 29, 2017

Colette Crepe

My Crepe dress is nearly finished!  I have to slipstitch the binding onto the armscyes, hem it, and finish the waist seam.

My tweaking was to shorten the bodice by 1.5", add a bust dart, and add a back dart.  This turned it from completely unwearable to cute!

Although I'm not a fan of the "selfie in the mirror," it's really my only option!  I took this photo at an early-morning "fit check" so my hair is not brushed and I'm not wearing makeup. But we'll overlook all that and focus on the fabric--isn't it sweet? My children love this dress.

Fit was tricky.  But now I know what I need to do! I'll also scoop the neckline out more next time. I'm still not convinced I've totally nailed it, but I'm satisfied. 

The best things about the Crepe dress are the pockets and the wrap styling.  Sewn in a cotton fabric, it's a perfect morning dress for teaching and cleaning house.  I already tested it on a hot day in the yard--went out to pick the first peony bloom of the season (two weeks early--hello!)--and I stayed cool and comfortable.  

Plus, when I'm in the flower garden in this dress, I coordinate nicely with the landscaping.  That's always a plus!


  1. Very pretty dress and I love that it has pockets!

    1. Me too! The pockets make the dress, I think, especially in its application as a housedress!