So I’m thinking about making an Imogen dress for my Nieces wedding in June from some gorgeous Crepe fabric I got for my Birthday from my Husband. I decided I ought to make a trial run, so chose this lovely jersey fabric I had in my stash from last year.
This was a very fine jersey fabric and as such was quite tricky to work with. It kept wanting to slide off the table and I had to use millions ( I do not exaggerate) of pins to get it to stay in place, I thought this would be good practice as the crepe fabric I want to use will be quite tricky too.
It went quite well all in all, except for one side of the collar that doesn’t lie quite flat enough. I can live with it though.
The fabric drapes beautifully. However I wasn’t too sure I liked this pattern as a dress and very nearly turned it into a top this weekend, but I tried it on again with my trusty Birkenstocks and decided it would be perfect for those summer days when its too hot to wear too much! And if I do make a dress for the wedding it will be a tad shorter. I haven’t quite decided yet if I want to make the fabric into a dress or if I want to get a couple of tops out of it instead.
making a toile is always best, if using expensive fabrics. I’m making them more now than ever before, guess I’m being picky about fit and really hate ruining great fabric.
Yep totally agree, but I do like to make a wearable toile, as I hate putting in all that effort and then not being able to get any wear out of it.
It looks lovely! Nice work.
Thank you Jenny. X
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