Throughout my sewing clothes adventure, I've received so much support from many, many people! Thanks so much! Since my post about sewing the Crepe Colette pattern, I have finished it! Sewing this pattern was lots of fun and I learned a lot! The pattern was so easy to follow and read, after completing this project, I highly recommend it!
I did go to Modern Domestic and Erica helped me with the fit of the dress. I had to alter the darts for it to fit just right, and it was much easier than I thought to alter them. I love the retro vibe of this dress and it's simplicity. I could see easily making this dress in a few sewing sessions.
However, I must admit, it's not my favorite for a couple of reasons. One, I'm not a fan of the cap sleeves. The way that they drape is not too flattering one me. Two, I liked this dress for the wrap feature, but because of that, it's hard for the back to lay as nice as I'd like. Also, it needs to be wrapped/tied securely around your waist, making it not too comfortable. Third and finally, it just felt too much like summer. Not enough January Wedding dressy.
And because a few people asked me to post photos of myself, here is one. However, I have to say, it takes much longer than I thought to get accustomed to the self-timer and finding the right light! So with great hesitation, here's the dress "on". :)
Will I make the dress again? Maybe in a different fabric that I like more. Will this be the dress for Kirsten's wedding? No. I'm moving on to a different Colette Pattern: the Peony. I decided to first try this dress in a beautiful dark gray fabric, to see if I liked the pattern. So far, I think this will be the right dress for the wedding. Also, I really wanted to wear a handmade dress to a special event this weekend, the PNW Blogger Holiday Party. The party is going to be at WestElm in the pearl, so I wanted something much more dressy! I'm almost finished with it, I just need to make some alterations in the back. I'll post photos soon!
Overall, I'm really enjoying this process. I love that I can make anything in beautiful fabrics tailored perfectly to me. It does take time, but it's well worth it!