Hurrah, huzzah, beat the drums and sound the trumpets my Crepe Sew-Along is finally finished! This is a project that has been hanging over my head for a while, so it's so good to get it done and wear it out :) I'm really happy with how the fabric looks, I think the colours are beautiful, plus it's so soft and silky, I can't help but feel pretty and girlie when I wear it!
|Finished dress - Front|
|Finished dress - Back|
I'm even happy with how the inside looks! I've finished my seams using a variety of techniques, including serging, french seams, and using seam binding. I also catch stitched all my facings down by hand, just to make things a bit neater. I also have real problems with sewing hems by machine so I did that by hand too (seriously, machine sewn hems fill my nightmares, anyone know any foolproof methods that could help me in the future??)
|Inside my dress|
|A close up of catch stitching and bound seams|
And here it is modeled by moi! I do feel a little bit "Alice in Wonderland"esque in it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing :)
I tried taking some pictures of the dress outside, but it was ridiculously windy so I do look a bit worse for wear! My hair in particular seems to have taken on a life of its own... But I think seeing the dress in natural light really does show off the fabric, so here are the best of the bunch for your perusal :)
|It's just too windy!!|
So there you have it, my first finished dress of the year, yes a tad late but I couldn't be happier with it :) I just know I'm going to get a lot of wear out of it and it's spurred me on to yet more projects, so watch this space!
I hope you've all been having a marvelous week so far, bye for now!