I’m delighted to announce a new blog feature here at Colette Patterns, the Featured Seamstress! As you know, we’re changing things up with the blog and this is just one of the fun new things we’re doing. Every Monday a different seamstress will be highlighted with a little interview with her about her sewing project. Please welcome our first Featured Seamstress!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Blog: Quixotic Pixels
Her post about the dress: Ironic Ric Rac
What kind of fabric did you use? I used a quilting cotton. I underlined the whole thing with cotton batiste to make the dress more opaque and to add body to the fabric. I wanted the skirt to appear full rather than limp.
How did you decide to reflect your personal style in the pattern? Personal style is a very difficult thing to describe. I would say that I am a practical person and that’s reflected in my clothing choices. I like basic styles that are comfortable to wear and make sense for my role as a stay-at-home mom. Crepe fits the bill perfectly!
What thoughts do you have about the project? One thing I like about the Crepe dress is that it is comfortable to wear. I don’t care how good something looks on me, I won’t wear it (much) if it’s uncomfortable. With wrap dresses, you often end up spending a lot of time fretting about accidental flashing and adjusting the ties. That simply isn’t a concern with this dress. There is plenty of overlap and the only time I adjust the ties is after indulging in a particularly large meal!