Oh, Crepe!

I was struck by inspiration this past week while SteveKam was away on business.  I decided to get off my duff and back to my sewing machine.

I’ve had the Crepe pattern for a while now, but have been waiting for when I had some free time (ha!) to start it…  I decided to just hang at home while the man was away.  Layla Dog at my feet, I knocked out a wearable muslin and learned a lot about the fit of this adorable wrap dress.

I used a lightweight quilting cotton for the main and contrast fabrics – and decided to go with the sweetheart neckline, though it’s one that doesn’t usually catch my eye.  I added a trim of bias tape in the contrast fabric along the neck and down the edges.

Overall, I’m quite pleased with this first draft!  Next one, I will use some lighter cotton (I’m thinking cotton lawn – maybe a Liberty print) and will size down once in the bodice and maybe two sizes in the shoulders/cap sleeves.  I think I’ll shoot for knee length or slightly above and would like to try out the scoop neckline.  🙂  Okay, so that’s a lot of changes, huh?  Living dangerously, I guess.

I knocked out another wearable item over the weekend… pics to come.  Look at me – suddenly quite productive!  Let’s see if I can keep it up….

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