Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Crepe Sew Along - fabric and measurements

So what do you think of my fabric choices for Gertie's Crepe Sew Along? I was split between two but the zebra pattern with red belt won the day. It will go super well with my gorgeous red shoes!

The sew along is due to kick-off next week and quite looking forward to it. I had so much fun sewing along with my Lady Grey, not to mention everything I learned. With the crepe sew along I'm particulary looking forward to learn how to fit a bodice properly (on dresses I've done so far they are always a bit too big) and on using organza to stay a neckline.

So this week I'll be tracing off the pattern. I got used to doing this and now cringe at the thought of cutting the pattern directly. To be honest it's annoying sometimes and I might need to learn how to "let go" of a uncut pattern.

Size chart and my own measurements don't match quite well:

Bust: 32 inc
Waist: 27 inc
Hip 34.5 inc
My waist is the culprit ;)

Because this is a dress I think size 0 will be the best option. What do you think?


  1. No doubt the size 0! You just have to leave a little slack in the waist area and go! I hope you enjoy it much sewing.

  2. Yup, I think you're a 0. The bust and hips will be about right, leaving only one area to alter.

    You know I'm mad about your fabric choices - this is going to look so great!

  3. I'm looking forward to the sew-along too, can't wait to see your zebra version! Jane x

  4. LOVING that fabric!!! dress is going to look so cool!



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