As you may have gathered from reading my blog I am not one for posting my sewing projects with any form of regularity or timeliness. Today's dress is a case in point as it was sewn, worn and photographed exactly one year ago, when my mother and her partner got married. Seeing as today is their wedding anniversary I thought it would be high time to finally share this project with you on my blog.
As fans of Colette patterns may recognize the dress is made from the Crepe pattern. If my memory serves me right I did not have to make any major alterations to the pattern. Everything went together smoothly.
I made it up in a salmon-colored linen with a contrasting white cotton eyelet fabric for the sash.
I chose the fabric because I was in love with the salmon color but in retrospect it was an awful choice for this dress. It's quite a heavy linen and creases like mad, which does not make for an elegant, festive dress to wear to a wedding. I know some people think the creasing of linen is part of its charm - but I strongly disagree.
Ironing this dress is a veritable nightmare. There is just too much unruly fabric to it, including the full lining in a light-weight cotton I made for it! Because the dress is such a pain to iron I have only worn it once since the wedding - but I am planning to make the effort of ironing it at least once or twice more this summer because I do really like the dress: the color, the pockets, the neckline, the sash. Sigh!
Maybe I should make myself another non-iron version? Or rip out the lining? Or be rebellious and wear it unironed? What do you think?
And here I'll also show you a photo of Mr. Naked Seamster looking as dapper as ever wearing his matching salmon-colored tie I made last minute for the occasion:
I used the Burdastyle Osman tie pattern. A lot of strange-looking pieces to tape together but really not that difficult to make.