Thursday, August 11, 2011

Crepe - planning.

Ever since this pattern (Crepe - by Collette Patterns) came out, I have drooled over it. I've added it to the shopping cart, and then decided against it, at least three times. It's always just been a liiiiittle bit too expensive to justify.
But, with the exchange rate at an all time low (or is it a high? I'm not good with these things), the temptation was just too much. I snapped it up and it arrived super speedily.
The only problem now is the fact that I have a million other things to be sewing, and it will have to wait until next month. Argh, patience is not my strong point, I just want to get going right now!

I plan to make the first one (because I need to make at least three to make it worthwhile. Ha!) out of this pinkish floral. I don't LOVE it, but I have enough of it. This seems to be the issue with the Crepe, the yardage is out of this world.
I hope to make the next two out of the other, more amazing, fabrics. I will probably have to make the facings out of something matching, or might even just make the whole dress reversible.. the possibilities are endless! Excited! This will be the first thing I've made with a bought pattern in years!

Do you sew with patterns often?


  1. gorgeous! I can't wait to see them. I pretty much always sew with patterns. my own attempts turn out...hrrm, interestingly. then I get annoyed at wasting fabric etc. sometimes once I've got a pattern down, I make my own alterations. especially since kiddo, I seem to be picking up and putting down and find the pattern instructions help me not to miss a step.

  2. Huge fan of the Colette patterns. Have made one Crepe already and plan more for summer. Just need to master Small Bust Adjustments;-)

  3. I love all three of your choices, particularly the middle one, gorgeous! I don't sew with pattern much at all nowadays, unless they're vintage or super cheap from the oppies. I guess thats the advantage of being able to draft your own ;o)

  4. Ohhh they will look good with that pattern! Can't wait to see them. I can't really seem to sew with 'proper' patterns, I have to pay too much attention. Where's my 5th form home ec teacher when I need her?

  5. how many dresses do you have ??? just wondering .... must be in the hundreds :)

  6. Soooooo excited! I hardly ever make stuff using patterns but I am making an exception for crepe! I too have wanted (needed!) it since it first came out. x