Thursday, 31 March 2011

Crepe Sew Along - Finally Completed!!!

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!!
(All pictures taken by my Sweetheart x)

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!


Debi said...

It's beautiful! What a fabulous job you've done...the color is so nice and the fit is fantastic!!

LandGirl1980 said...

i LOVE it!!! I love the neckline and the tights!! Well done you :)

Tasha said...

Such a pretty dress, it came out great! I am really impressed by the inside I must admit, I am really lazy and just don't care that much about the innards. Bad me!

Snarktastical said...

I feel your pain on circular hems. I despised them for years until I ponied up the dough for a rolled hem foot. It only takes up the slimmest bit so you have less trouble getting your hem evenly caught up and without all that godawful puckering.

However, to get the best results, you'll need to press up about a quarter of an inch all around before you run it under the machine.

Your crepe is gorgeous, btw and I'm totally in love with your tights.

Miss Katie said...

Debi - Thank you so much! Coming from you that means an awful lot :)

LandGirl1980 - I'm glad you like it, I know, the tights are so cute, I need to buy a couple more pairs I think! Thanks for you comment :)

Tasha - I'm a bit obsessive about keeping things neat, unfortunately that doesn't stretch to my actual sewing area!

Snarktastical - I do have one of those feet, it came with my machine, I should practice maybe it'll help me out! Thanks for the tip, and thanks for your comment!

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