The “Flowy Flowered Crepe Dress”
Hello Sew Weekly! Since there’s been such a barrage of new contributors’ introductions this week, I’ll try to keep things short and sweet.
Fabric: vintage polyester crepe $10 plus postage, polyester satin underlining, $10?
Pattern: Colette Pattern 1013- Crepe Dress, $18
Notions: embroidery thread, stash
Time to complete: unsure, a week? It was a crazy time, organizing a multi-day hiking trip and helping with a wedding. I’ve blocked out a lot.
First worn: May 14th for my brother’s wedding
Wear again?: Yes, once it’s warmer. Especially for dancing.
Total price: $30-40ish
I have to note that this dress was big for me this year, because I got to work with a border print and try out french seams for the first time. I also made side seams with the 1″ to play with, in case I need it bigger in the future and finally felt like I was getting the handle on SBAs. That made me feel all grown up and prepared.
Name & Location: Seeks Corey, Baltimore MD USA
Blog: The Seek Speak
How long have you been sewing: learned in middle school or so, have been very sporadic since. Took up sewing more seriously this year.
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I have been amazed at the commitment of the community here at Sew Weekly, and would love to do more to contribute. I may not do every week, but I hope to do more regular contributions.
What do you love most about sewing garments: The formulation of the concept and the joy of creating something that’s all-me.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: The finishing details. I really am an idea girl first and foremost. I am always snagged at the end by the desire to complete it quickly, totally in conflict the garment’s need to be finished well.
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: At least monthly contributions, drawing mainly from, if not exclusively from, my stash.
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: Eat better. I’ve got a pretty restrictive diet that I’ve lost track of since the holidays. And maybe stop getting myself so worked up about things.