SEWING

COLFAX DRESSES FROM THE SEWALONG

April 26, 2016

We finally got enough warm weather to photograph the two colfax dresses that I made up during the sewalong. Both dresses were made up using fabric that I designed using My Fabric Designs.

This first one (View A) is made up in silk crinkle silk. I really liked working with this fabric. It has a nice subtle texture and presses beautifully. The silk gives it a beautiful, upscale look while the linen makes it easy to sew. Pretty pleased with how this turned out. You can find the design for the fabric here.

This second one, View B, is sewn up in two different coordinating prints in their faux linen slub. Honestly this fabric was a beast to sew with. It frayed like crazy. Why do I always think that I should sew with polyester and then it always bites me in the butt? Not worth it. I do love the prints though and want to try it out in another type of fabric at some point. You can find the fabric designs here and here.

Just a reminder that there are only a few more days to enter the Colfax dress contest. You can find all of the details here.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Vicki April 26, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Gorgeous, and I’m counting down the days to the end of semester so I can indulge in so much sewing. I have a faux linen print that I was thinking of using, so thanks for the heads up about fraying. I’ll preserge all the cut edges first!

    • Reply True Bias April 26, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      can’t wait to see yours. yay for summer sewing.

  • Reply LB April 26, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Both turned out great I especially like the blue!

    • Reply True Bias April 26, 2016 at 12:18 PM

      thanks so much. I think that the blue is going to be great for more casual wear. plus pockets are always nice.

  • Reply Heather April 26, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    These both look beautiful!! I really need to make my adjustments and sew myself another one of these!!

    • Reply True Bias April 26, 2016 at 12:18 PM

      thanks so much heather and thank you for being such a great tester as always. you rock.

  • Reply Sophie April 26, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Kelli I love the dress and the styling and the shoot…but it’s these freakin gorgeous fabric designs you are killing me with! Keep em coming…and I’ll be checking back to see if that navy based one you shared on Insta, makes an appearance in the My Fabric Designs store… xx

  • Reply Sara in Stitches April 26, 2016 at 10:45 PM

    A big wow on the graphic print on the first dress. It really shows how well this dress can showcase prints!

  • Reply Katie April 27, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    I said it already, but I just adore these prints!

  • Reply Rae May 2, 2016 at 1:27 PM

    These are so great!! You did an awesome job with the fabrics and the pattern!

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