Thursday, November 4, 2010

Next Sew-Along! (Plus a Little Blogging Vacation for Moi)

Well, I've really come to like you guys. Hence, I think we must sew-along together once again! As promised, this one is for beginners. I know the Lady Grey was intense, so this is an easy one for those still building up their skills. It's the Crepe dress, also from Colette Patterns. Don't panic, we won't be starting until December 6th. So if you want to join in, the only thing you need to be thinking about right now is ordering your pattern. Hey, speaking of which!

The Crepe pattern is 20% for all my readers during the month of November! Enter the code GERTIECREPE (case sensitive) at checkout. Thanks to Sarai for this excellent discount!
This pattern is a wrap dress, meaning that it has no closures to sew. Perfect for novices! And, of course, there are plenty of ways that experienced sewists can spice it up, like with special print layouts (as shown on the sample dress above).

A couple guidelines for this project: I want us all to use similar fabrics, so I'm proposing that we all make this in light- or medium-weight cotton or cotton blend. (Drapey apparel cottons are best, not stiffer quilting cottons.) If you're advanced and want to use a trickier fabric, definitely feel free.  However, I won't be covering the use of other fabrics in the sew-along posts. Also, I'll be showing Version 2, which has a sweetheart neckline and contrast ties. If you'd like to veer off on your own for Version 1, go for it. But, again, I'll only be covering Version 2.

I'll keep the posts pretty simple, but I will cover a few techniques outside of the pattern instructions. The special skills I'll be writing about will be 1) making a bodice muslin to check for fit, 2) underlining your dress for opacity, 3) staying your neckline with silk organza to prevent gaping, and 4) pretty-fying your seams. Why the underlining? Lightweight cottons can be semi-sheer, exposing the facings underneath. So I'll show you how to underline with cotton batiste. This is definitely optional, and not a necessity for all fabrics.

In preparation, all you need to do is buy your pattern and maybe start looking for a suitable fabric.

In the next few weeks, I'll be posting some preparation posts, including a schedule, an interview with the pattern designer, materials needed, and some fabric ideas.

I hope you'll join me!

Also, I'm embarking on a short blogging vacation to refresh after the Lady Grey sew-along and to catch up on writing my book. I'll be back mid next week!

125 comments:

  1. Fabulous, I have my pattern already and I had been thinking of starting soon as it is almost Summer here!!! I shall wait to Sew-along!!

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  2. I didn't have the time or experience to join the Lady Grey sew-a-long but this one I'll join! I've been drooling over this dress ever since Sarai launched it. I want it. I want it bad! So I'll be looking forward to December!

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  3. Thanks for this. I felt the lady grey was too advanced for me but I'll participate in this one :)

    Melissa

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  4. Yay! Thank you! You don't know me, but I think you picked this new sew-along just for me!

    Unfortunately, I'm too much of a newbie to have joined in the Lady Grey sew-along, though the day will come that I'm no longer a beginner and will go back through the posts and do a sew-after!

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  5. Hello :)

    i so wanted a nice easy summerdress. But did not make one :)
    So..its winter..maybe i should join you and have one ready next summer! :)

    I read the yardage for this dress.
    But almost 4 m for a kneelength dress?? It seams very much.

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  6. Yay, I have that pattern already! Will start thinking of which fabric to use with it. Couldn't have followed the Lady Grey because it was far too time-consuming a project, but this one should be perfect, even if I need to catch up occasionally.

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  7. this is tempting because that pattern has a beautiful neckline!

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  8. YAY!

    I really wanted to do the lady grey but it all seemed a bit much, this is perfect to begin with.

    Thank you so much, you're an inspiration!

    I have some silk I picked up in Vietnam, would that be suitable or should I go with cotton?


    Aoife

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  9. I'm in! I ordered the pattern as soon as it was released but haven't gotten around to actually sewing it yet.

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  10. Sounds like fun! This dress is much more in line with my sewing skills, which are minimal....

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  11. Yay ! I'm in ! I felt the Lady Grey pattern was a bit much for me but this is going to be just fine : I love it ! Yay again !
    Thank you for everything.

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  12. I promised myself that after I finished LG, I'd go on a Colette pattern-buying spree and now I have an even better excuse to do so! Wooo! I just did a victory lap around the living room.

    I'm quite glad I didn't check this at work now. :) Do we have a no victory lapping policy? I'll have to check the employee handbook.

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  13. I may have to join you on this one. We'll see!

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  14. I may have to join you on this one- we'll see.

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  15. Oh my goodness, I think I'm in! I don't have a lot of sewing experience, but I'm totally going to end up making this dress eventually, so why not now?

    (I would love some guidance in the next post on how to select an appropriate-weight cotton. Even the better fabric sites often seem not to list the weights of "cotton fabric", and I am probably going to go into my stash from Fashion Fabrics Club, which is at least labeled "shirtings" and "gauze", etc, but is often as mystifying.

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  16. Fantastic! I have this already also! Can't wait.

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  17. wow! I just bought my first Colette pattern yesterday, and after trying to decide for some time between crepe and macaron, i decided on...macaron. :(
    will not play along as don't have the time for both, but maybe I will make it later, and use your tutorials to help me. Loved reading your Lady Grey updates, even though i didn't make the coat.

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  18. I give credit to anyone who can sew a dress in addition to getting ready for the holidays. Oh wait. This is a holiday dress?

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  19. Oh Gertie, how fabulous. I've been eyeing this pattern. I'm so happy you're doing this sew along. I don't know if I'll actually be sewing along with you, but I'll be reading and bookmarking with great attention.

    I can't wait to hear more about good fabrics. I have two or three that might work for this dress already.

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  20. This is on my list as my next project after I finish the Beignet - talk about perfect timing! Thank you so much for hosting this - really looking forward to it. x

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  21. Hooray!!! The LG is too advanced for me, but I was planning on making the Crepe dress for Christmas. When you announced that the next sew-along was for beginners, I scarcely dared to hope it would be this dress. Can't wait to get started!

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  22. I would love some guidance on purchasing some material for this. I buy my fabric online and could use all the help I can get. Thank you!

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  23. Yay! i'll be joining! the coat was too advanced for me too... i like to think of myself as a medium weight dressmaker.. but most of the techniques i do are made up by me, so would be nice to learn how to do things properly! xx

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  24. Your posts on the Lady Grey have been excellent. Enjoy your well-deserved blogging break!

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  25. Yes yes yes!! I love the Crepe dress pattern, and I have been trying to work myself up to the task of tackling a dress for months now. The fitting of the top has always thwarted my previous efforts. I cannot wait!

    I also agree with other commenters -- I would love some more guidance for the fabric. Thanks!

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  26. That sounds great! I have been following the LG-Sew-Along as a silent reader; now I would really like to participate actively, you seemed to have so much fun :) The starting date should also allow me to wait for the pattern to be shipped to Germany in time...

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  27. Great, I've been admiring the coat sew-along, but it was way out of my league. I have the Crepe pattern and was hesitant to start for fear of failing. It'll be great to not do this alone.

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  28. I've never done a sew-along, and I'm afraid December may be too intense, but I'm going to buy the pattern and prepare to join. Crepe is lovely!

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  29. I would REALLY love to do this one, but after I bought my Lady Grey supplies, I decided I really needed to let up on buying new projects and work on my stash. I'll definitely be saving your sew-a-long posts in an email file for later, though (hopefully!)

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  30. I too only followed the LG sew along in spirit because it was a bit advanced for me, so I'm excited you chose this pattern next! Particularly looking forward to bodice fitting and extra techniques since I'm a bit beyond beginner and would love to learn more. Thanks Gertie!

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  31. Count me in! I did McCalls 5525 instead of Lady Grey, but I'm with you on this one! Got to get the pattern shipped here to France first!

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  32. This is gorgeous! I've just ordered the pattern and will try to make myself a dress for the first time in my life (had sewn only doll dresses in the past).
    I've some pretty lightweight polyester in my fabric stash - hope I can use it!

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  33. YAY! I think I'll participate, it will make a great holiday dress... Maybe for that time, I'll also start my own blog.

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  34. I'm in! I was tempted to join the LG sew along even though 1) I did not even remotely have the skill, 2) I was pretty sure the lines of that coat would not work on me, and 3) There was no way I could have found the time to make a project like that right now. But I did so want to sew with you! So I'm thrilled that you're doing this one. And as others have requested, would love some information on appropriate fabrics.

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  35. After (and still) working on my Lady grey, I could use an easier pattern to do, while still building on some skills.

    Can't wait for this one. It would be a perfect holiday dress.

    Have a nice 'vacation', you deserve it. :)

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  36. Yes yes a hundred times yes! When you posted your Lady Grey sew along, my first thought was 'hmm, I should get some practice with simpler things first' and proceeded to buy the Crepe pattern. I've been putting off working through it only because I wanted to make sure to properly fit the bodice, and I don't feel comfortable with that yet. All of which is to say - this is a wonderful idea, perfectly timed! I can't wait!

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  37. How fabulous! I've been drooling over holiday dresses lately and I really needed to find something that wasn't going to be in the $200 price range. This looks so great!

    I'd also love help in picking out fabrics and having a muslin demystified. I so wanted to do the Lady Gray sew along, but maybe you'll do another coat next winter. :)

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  38. Yess! I'm really happy you picked this pattern, bc it is so pretty. And yess to the discount! Have fun on your blogging break, you really worked hard on the Lady Grey sewalong!

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  39. I'd love to join this sew-along but colette patterns don't cater for the petites amongst us. Their 0 is still 3" too big in the bust for me, and I have D cups. Tricky fitting, indeed.

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  40. Loving this pattern! This will give me time to finish up my current project in November. Can't wait to sew along!

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  41. I'm definitely in on this one. I also bought the Lady Grey pattern & fabric, but decided I needed more experience before tackling it. I ordered the Crepe pattern when I got the LG , so it's here & raring to go. Once I find a fabric, that is! Thanks so much for doing this. I'm hoping to learn a lot.

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  42. Yay! I felt like I didn't have enough time to sew the Lady Grey, but this I can do!

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  43. Nice!.........I hope to finish the coat before december hahahahahaha

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  44. I've been wanting to take a crack at sewing apparel for awhile now, but I've had trouble finding easy patterns that I'd actually want to wear. This seems like a great place to start. So excited!

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  45. I'm in!

    I don't really like sweetheart necklines though, so I'll probably make the other version.

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  46. So cute! Definitely doing this one with you!

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  47. Great! What a coincidence. My bf ordered this as a garment package (from sewbox.co.uk) as well as a package for the Sencha blouse -as a present for our upcoming anniversary.
    I won't start it any sooner anyways as I have an important exam coming up at the end of November.

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  48. fantastic i will be joining in . i love these types of dresses . thank you. hoping pattern makes it to australia in time.

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  49. Well, I'm still working on Lady Grey, but I do need a dress for Christmas. And I even think I might have a suitable fabric already in my stash.

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  50. Oh, I SO love this dress, and SO want to participate, but... I'm pregnant. I'm an experienced sewer, but have no drafting/tailoring/alteration experience. It seems to my inexperienced self that there might be modifications that could make this a maternity-friendly dress. Is that even possible or advised? Maternity patterns are SO tragic and uninspiring.

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  51. Oh Gertie!!!!!!

    I'M IN!

    I can't wait!

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  52. SO EXCITED! I wrote you awhile back saying how much your blog inspires me and how I am dying to jump in and get started with sewing - even though the most I have ever done was super, super basic stuff in elementary school.

    I'm nervous about doing A Real Woman's Dress, but sooo excited! I can't wait to see the timeline - hopefully it will be something that we can finish by Christmastime? I'd love a good Christmas dress...

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  53. This is perfect! I am a beginner and would love to follow along. Thank you, Gertie!

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  54. As a beginner can I ask a question? I'm middle aged with saggy upper arms. Can we make longer short sleeves or 3/4 length sleeves? Is that something you'd be willing to cover?
    I can't remember my password so am posting as anonymous. :( Mary from Michigan.

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  55. I, like Carrie would love to sew this as a maternity dress. Carrie - I've put a post on the Colette Pattern flickr page (via the Gallery page) discussion board asking Sarai if it could be easily altered for a pregnant tummy.

    Hopefully she'll get back to me - and maybe we can help each other with alterations?!

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  56. I would love to join in with the Crepe dress sew-along.

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  57. Yay, I'm glad so many of you will participate! Like I said, I will be doing fabric posts. I have two online retailers providing suggestions. But I need you all to be patient! The posts will go up the week after next, most likely.

    As for maternity alterations, I have no idea. Let me know if you find anything out!

    Mary, I'm afraid I can't cover lengthening the sleeves. These are cut-on cap sleeves and you can't just make them longer like you can with a set-in sleeve. You'd need to convert them to a kimono sleeve . . . anyway, it's getting way above beginner level there.

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  58. I was humming & harring over this pattern. You see, I'm bigger than the 18. Decision made. I've just bought it on-line (www.craftymamas.net for Aussies is cheaper than ordering it direct) so it seems I'm in for the sew-along. Now, off to check out what fabric Tessuti's have to offer. All going well this should be my Christmas day dress.

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  59. I've just discovered your blog and your sewing skills are admirable, but the Lady Grey sew-a-long was so intimidating...I think that this opportunity will be a good one to jump in. I had the pattern on my Christmas list, but I think I shall order it now so that I can sew along with you!

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  60. Just ordered the pattern! Am really hoping I have time to participate in the sew-along. Would a cotton voile be an appropriate weight? I'm thinking of waiting until the Anna Maria Horner Innocent Crush voiles are released...

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  61. Oh man! I can't pass this one up! I'll be participating for sure this time. I need a project that does not involve a zipper or buttons, thank you very much! Very excited.

    Have a very happy and relaxing blog vacation. You totally deserve it. Don't forget to splurge on your favorite treat too. It's not a real vacation without one. xoxo.

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  62. Hmmm. I think I might be brave and join in...

    But I would also love some fabric buying help. I think this is the single biggest thign stopping me sewing. I go into craft stores and I just get paralysed. The big box stores here is Australia don't have a great selection, and it's often confusing! Any tips and pointers would be welcome.

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  63. Oh, I have been voyeuristically following you all with the Lady Grey coat here in Australia, thinking that given we have all of about 1 month a year of even slighly cold weather, I live in sunny Queensland, that it really wasn't worth the effort! However, I only just saw this lovely dress pattern on Monday of this week and have been telling myself I don't need it...then I saw your post! Needless to say, I'm in! Pattern is ordered and hopefully winging it's way to me! Can't wait to get started...now another reason to be fabric stalking!

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  64. This is great, I've immediately ordered my pattern!

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  65. I've just finished ordering my pattern! I hope it arrives in time as I live in Greece:D

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  66. I just wanted to let you know that I adore your coat. It is probably one of the prettiest coats I have seen.

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  67. Just ordered the pattern - using the certificate I won on your giveaway - so double thanks from me!

    I will probably start the sewalong late, though, since I have exams until mid December. That's OK, I am planning on making it more of a summer weight dress, so there will be no hurry to get it done for Christmas or anything.

    Now, as to the fabric... I really should use something from my stash. But, I would love to know how Sarai did hers with that amazing print going down just one side; whether one could use a border print to achieve something like that, or whether it would take extra fabric. Looking forward to your fabric choice posts!

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  68. I love, love, love your blog! I am so excited to participate in this sew-a-long!

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  69. Aw... too bad I'm so up to my eyeballs in projects right now! ;) I have been eying that pattern since it came out--I might have to go ahead and get it anyway! hehe. I'll be reading along with each sew-along post for this one, even though I can't participate!

    Enjoy your blogging break, Gertie!!! :)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  70. yay! Hubbs is buying me the pattern tomorrow, and I have some fabric stashed that will work...

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  71. Hi Gertie! I think I'm going to do this one. I have one concern, which I hope you will address in the sew-along: how to make sure that your wrap dress doesn't gap and flap open. I'm a little paranoid about the back of the dress flying open with me all unawares. I'm sure this is an issue of circumference, right?

    Also, I agree with the friends who needs guidance on appropriate cottons. I find them mysterious, too, so I'm tempted to use linen, even tho it'll wrinkle.

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  72. I'm SO relieved to hear I wasn't the only beginner level sewer living vicariously through the Lady Grey posts. I do believe I'll try my hand at this one. I'm so excited!

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  73. I just finished the Lady Gray, though with only a moderate amount of the tailoring you showed. It's the first garment I've sewed in about 15 years! I feel like I learned some new skills and definitely "upped my game". I'm now doing the Road Cape from Thunderlily and I'm going to use some of the techniques that you showed in your tutorial to make it warmer and more shaped. This seems like a more manageable experiment for easing back in. And I'll definitely be in on the Crepe sew-a-long too! I'm thinking a black dress with a bright coloured belt, perhaps red.

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  74. This would be perfect for Australian weather, I'm in!

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  75. Wonderful! Count me in again. Now I just need to finish my Lady Grey!!

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  76. I'm excited for this one! So excited in fact, that I inadvertently purchased two copies of the pattern.
    If anyone in Australia would like a free crepe, I'd be happy to post it to you as soon as it arrives.
    Email me if you're interested at helenradloff at gmail dott com.

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  77. This might be a weird question... how beginner is "beginner" exactly? Because I'm buying a sewing machine soon, and I've never actually used one. Do you think I could make this with MINIMAL problems or would it be better for me to cry myself to sleep and sew together a sleep mask before trying this?

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  78. Hey all, to those who asked, the Anna Maria Horner voile would be perfect. I also like Liberty Tana lawn for this dress.

    Rachel, I think if you've never used a machine before, this is going to be frustrating for you. Spend some time getting to know your machine, make a couple easy projects (like pillows or curtains), and then you can come back to the sew-along posts.

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  79. Dear Gertie, have fun on your "vacation"! ;) I'd love to take part in the sewalong, however, I'm on a trip around the world and won't be back with my sewing machine until February - so I guess I'll have to join in late...

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  80. Okay. I can do this. Maybe. Probably. I'll give it a shot anyway...

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  81. Hi Gertie. I'm so excited you have decided to do a beginner level sew along! I have been following the Lady Grey with avid interest but being summer in Australia it wasn't an option for me plus it is also beyond my sewing skills. However... Crepe pattern already ordered and now I am just thinking about what fabric to use. Very very excited! LOVE YOUR BLOG!

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  82. I am SO IN! I need black and white clothes/dresses to wear to work, so I'll keep my eye out for cottony fabrics in appropriate colors.

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  83. I bought my pattern this afternoon! Thanks for doing this, I'm looking forward to it.

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  84. Thanks for the emails, my extra pattern is now gone!

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  85. Excellent! I would also love more fabric advice. Do we need muslin to fit the bodice? I'd also love a post on embellishment inspiration. Thanks so much Gertie!

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  86. Definitely participating in this one. Loved the Lady Grey (except for the sleeves) but, sadly, in Arizona it wouldn't have got much use.

    I would love you forever if you could add some pointers on enlarger the bust a bit. The 18 is just a tad too small.

    Other than that, I'm ready to go! Looking forward to your post on fabric choices. :D

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  87. Hi, Just came across your blog the other day, I'm a complete newbie but am going to give this a try. Thanks!

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  88. So glad to have found this!

    I can't tell from the picture, but does the bodice have bust darts? I have to accommodate some fairly hefty artillery in that bodice on a size 6 US skirt.

    thanks

    SMW

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  89. I'm a little too excited about this lettle project. I've just purchased my pattern and will use some of the fabric stash to make it. It will be perfect for my little piece of sunshine in Bali in Feb. I can't wait. Thank you.

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  90. I have my pattern in my hot little hands! I'm really excited for this sew-a-long, and to have this awesome dress.

    I have some ideas for Carrie about maternity adjustments if she would like to contact me at mommylap@gmail.com. I did some maternity designs for my fashion line final in Apparel & Design school.

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  91. So, now you've got me too. I just browsed the colette pattern flickr group and that had me litteraly drooling. I hope the pattern will make it in time, it has got a loooooong way to go and most likely it will be all snowy outside when it gets here but I will be sewing a dress. (been round in pants for nearly 30 years. Now I want dresses. 'bout time for it, no???)

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  92. A thank you shout out to Helen for the free pattern. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your generousity. Kat

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  93. I'm excited to join the sew-along. I just ordered the pattern. What a great dress--it's so flattering to so many figures. I can't wait to get started. Enjoy your well-earned vacation.

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  94. I just started my Lady Grey, but count me in on this one. I already got my pattern, and found some really nice clearance fabric at Joann's online.

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  95. I'm going to emerge from lurker status and put my rudimentary sewing skills to the test by jumping in on this one. I've done a lot of craft sewing, but have never made a garment. I hope this is a good first project! The dress is so cute!

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  96. What a beautiful dress!! I am going to have to sew-a-long with this one?

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  97. What a fabulous dress. I will totally have to sew-a-long with this one.

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  98. What a fabulous dress!!! I love everything about it.

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  99. Oh I'm crazy excited about this sew-along. I've got the pattern and have been reading through it like it's a page-turning novel. I visited my local fabric market (I live in China) to get fabric for the dress but was too overwhelmed (that happens to me a lot there). I'll go back soon and have another look so I can join the sew-along. Thanks, Gertie!

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  100. I've been lurking on this blog for a while, and was interested in the Lady Grey sew along but was a bit too intimidated by it. This sew along looks like so much fun! Count me in. :)

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  101. Woo hoo! Pattern ordered, so so so looking forward to this. I love the idea of a sew-along but like others, wasn't experienced enough to do the Lady Grey. Would also love some guidance on fabrics, as I find it can be difficult to select something appropriate for the pattern.
    Thank you!

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  102. I have questions on fabrics (yes, I'm along for this ride) -- as I look for fabrics online, both for the dress and for the underlining, I'm wondering if batiste will "stick" to the cotton of the dress -- that is, will the back wrap ease over the under section or will it be all bunchy back there? I'm wondering if using something slippery for the underlining would be better (or just lining the dress...) Any ideas about this? Also, I'm finding cotton lawn to be less expensive than batiste. Any issues with using lawn for the underlining? Thanks!

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  103. Also, for Mary from Michigan about the sleeves, make it anyway! This is a perfect dress for layering. You can wear a long-sleeved crew under it. (I'm channeling Sal.)

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  104. FOR ANYONE WHO HAD TROUBLE WITH THE CODE: So I went to order the dress and couldn't get the code to work. I had copied and pasted from the blog page here and it didn't accept the code. Then when I typed it in it worked. So I think Sarai's page is also "bold sensitive" because it wouldn't accept pasted bold font.

    All is well, I just typed it in and it worked!!

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  105. I wish you would have a place for those just starting the lady grey to post and ask questions.

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  106. i just ordered my pattern! i'm in! I'M IN! <3

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  107. Perfect timing! I needed some inspiration for Summer (Australia) sewing and this is perfect. I have a couple of fabrics in mind and the pattern is on it's way.

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  108. Okay...Think I'm going to have to try this one too though with holiday stuff I may fall behind. Thanks for doing the fabric posts...In addition to pointing out specific ones, maybe explaining what to look/feel for will help many of us, too. Thanks! :)

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  109. Oh, I am so going to join in this sew-along. The lady grey seemed too hard. I already had my eye on some gorgeous Liberty poplin, which is just the right weight for this I think... from this shop, http://www.sewbox.co.uk/fabrics/liberty-fabrics.html .. the only thing is she's sold out of Crepe pattern, I'd better snap one up quick from somewhere!!

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  110. I will be joining in too. Just waiting for the pattern. Cant wait.

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  111. Okay me too. I hope the pattern arrives in time. I think I'll use black linen, because that's what I already have :)

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  112. I'm in! Just ordered the pattern. Nervous, but excited. I have always wanted to learn more about fitting to my body!

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  113. I'm in! I bought the pattern today. Gertie, is it possible to alter the skirt to make it more of a pencil shape?

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  114. Hi!

    I bought the pattern a couple days ago and will be joining you next month. I am hoping to alter the dress a tad bit by raising the back to the normal back neckline level.

    I cannot wait to begin!

    Rebekah
    www.artandneedlework.blogspot.com

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  115. I'm a little late on the train, I know, but I've just ordered the Crepe dress and would like to join the sew-along, my first - also my first comment on your blog. I have a sad lack of dresses in my wardrobe, and have been scouting around for a nice pattern - this one fills the bill, very much to sewing along.

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  116. Ok, ok....you are costing me some cash lady!!

    I'm in. Got the Crepe Dress pattern AND I ordered the bra book.

    I will probably use some Kaffe Fassett rayon with an orange silk/cotton blend for the tie OR pink silk that I can then add as an accent at the neckline and hemline. We'll see. :)

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  117. oops, hit enter too soon. pau should be Paulette

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  118. Hello! I will also be joining the sew along...super excited about it. I am ordering my pattern today and my fabric from fabric.com (found some awesome lawn cotton in a polka dot pattern for $8.99 per yard!!). Anyway, tried to use the coupon code for the pattern, but it is saying it's not a valid code...just thought I would share. See you all in a week:)
    Kristin

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  119. Okay...so I got the discount to work!! I tried to copy and paste it in and it wouldn't work, but when I typed it in it worked! Every little bit of savings helps:)
    Kristin

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  120. I'm so excited... I love love love Crepe.. In fact I got the pattern and tried it out last month.. but there's so much more to learn.

    I am definitely joining this sew along.

    Here's my first attempt at Crepe http://sew-handy.blogspot.com/2010/10/crepe-by-colette-patterns.html

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