7in7: Oolong Fabric Poll

Because the fabric used for Oolong needs to rest a bit before it’s sewn up, I’m holding this poll a couple days before I make it up. My goal for Oolong is not to look too matronly since it’s a style I’m not sure I can wear that well. That said, vote!
Oolong-poll

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. I a little new to sewing,but what does it mean “let the fabric rest”?. Is that different than pre-washing and pressing. And no matter what the poll says go for the red….

  2. Is the oolong really matronly? I’ve always pegged it as the perfect little “pseudo-period” seductress dress. I guess it depends a bit on the fabric.

  3. Because the fabric is cut on the bias you need to let it rest before you sew it up. Some people suggest letting circle skirts hang for a day to let the bias cut sections fall.

  4. Rina Costenaro

    HI, I am Brazilian woman and I love to sew weekly.
    I like to sew and make my own clothes. I liked the 7in7 challenge .I thik I’ll get it too. I’am anxious yo see their dresses ready.
    kisses and goodbye
    ps. sorry my bad english

  5. judy robereson

    Mena… how are you doing?? Are you having lots of fun? Dresses are looking pretty.. Happy Sewing.

  6. I love the Oolong dress! I don’t think it’s matronly, I actually think it’ll look really nice on you!

  7. I’ve made the Oolong and during construction, before I put on the sleeves it was very “hubba-hubba” but when I attached the sleeves it became seem more sedate. I still love it though, but if I make it again, it will be sleeveless.
    http://lifeisexamined.blogspot.com/2011/01/colette-oolong-dress-1008-part-4.html