I feel like I've been posting a lot about knitting on here recently, so I decided to post something sewing-related. Last month I made this Deer and Doe Reglisse for the Camp Fall Supper in Atlanta. I didn't end up wearing it because I got a lot of mixed reviews after it was finished and even though I liked this dress, it wasn't really my style anyway. Without a lot of black to balance things out for me I kind of felt like a fifties housewife that had been thrown up on by a sunflower.
All of that aside though, I actually do like it. I used this crepe de chine fabric that I had dyed as a practice run and didn't have any ideas for. I just need a more toned down color and I think I'd have this dress on heavy rotation, because I actually really love the shape on me.
I don't know how much there is to say about construction. It was a pretty straight-forward make. I did have some issues since I was trying to make this with a deadline and I had never worked with bias cut silk before. It ended up working out really well though. The only other issue I had was with the collar, it's really pretty fiddly and I ended up turning it inside out with a pen and it kind of warped the fabric. So...can someone please tell me how you're supposed to turn these things inside out anyway? I think I may just omit it on the next one, it's a bit too nautical for my taste.
I have a few things I'm looking forward to in the next couple of weeks. I'm finishing a cowl for the shop today and another fair isle sweater that I've been working on for months (half-heartedly, otherwise it would have been done a long time ago). I also have another pair of jeans in the works, I finally got it together and emailed Named about the problem I had with the waistband on my Jamie jeans and it seems like it will be a super easy and quick fix so I'm excited to finally finish those and have another pair of jeans so that I can get rid of the one pair I've had for the last two years. And I should also have the knitting patterns section of my site going by next week so....there's that.
Have a great week everyone!