Today I’m delighted to be a stop on the blog hop for Jennifer Sampou’s brand new fabric line, Black & White, for Robert Kaufman fabrics!
I met Jennifer at Quilt Market this past fall and just had a blast with her. There may or may not have been an evening of charades in the Hilton bar complete with singing by Amy Gibson and myself. 😉 It might have been pretty epic. When I wasn’t laughing away after hours, I was on the market floor and able to see Jennifer’s fabrics up close and in person. When she asked me to be part of the blog hop, I thought about tackling a garment for myself with her yarn dies and an accent fabric from her collection. And so, I made the Crepe Dress by Colette.
This is a wrap style dress designated by Colette Patterns as “beginner”. Hmm…well probably compared to their other patterns this is a beginner pattern. But I think it is a bit more like an intermediate pattern for your average sewer. The facings are a bit tricky…that’s the main difficulty. Well and the six darts in the bodice… And it requires a good amount of fabric. There’s at least 4 yards of fabric in this dress!
I’m decently happy with how the dress looks on me but I think that I might still need to do some alterations to fit my proportions better. The bodice is a bit large on me in the center of the front. And I’m not sure if there is supposed to be that much fabric in the bodice back wrap. (But isn’t it pretty?!)
I love how flattering a wrap dress is for any body size. I’m not feeling my smallest these days by any means with a post surgery body and this dress helped hide a lot of that.
I think you can see the beauty of Jennifer’s fabrics in the photo above. Her Studio Stash yarn die looks really lovely with her fabric from Black and White (with a not so easy to remember name AJS-15017-290 ASH).
But if anyone has any suggestions for how the dress should fit me better please feel free to suggest away!! Because I’m certainly loving the wrap skirt!