Josh bought me some really beautiful fabric when he was in Oaxaca, Mexico last October (I'm a lucky girl)! Most of the fabric is perfect for summer dresses and tops, but I knew this fabric would be beautiful for the Colette Wren pattern. I love how the border print looks on the full skirt :) It's hard to see in these pictures, but the fabric has a nubby texture to it - which I love!
This is my second Wren. For my practice version, I shortened the Wren into a blouse. The fit was pretty good, but I didn't like the drag lines I was getting in the arms. To fix that, I raised the bottom of my armholes up an inch and removed about an inch of fullness from the arms. I still have some drag lines, but they look much better :) I have a long torso, so I also made the bodice an inch longer. The only other things I did differently than the instructions, were reinforcing the wrap front pieces with 1/4" elastic, and I gathered my skirt like you would with a normal woven fabric (I don't like stretching elastic while I sew it). I'm really happy with how it fits now!
|I matched my side seams!|
Aside from the lovely fabric from Oaxaca, I used a black textured knit from my stash. You might recognize it from these other 3 projects I used it in... Myrtle Dress, Mesa Dress #1, and Mesa Dress #2. I bought the fabric for my Myrtle dress and somehow keep squeaking out more and more dresses out of the original yardage. The remnants are getting smaller and smaller, I had to work some magic just to get the few pieces cut out for this dress. I'm going to be so sad when it's all gone!
|This fabric looks so cool when I twirl!!!|
Pattern: Colette Pattern's Wren Dress
Size: Small (with a few alterations)
Fabric: Textured knit fabric from Mexico and remnant black textured knit from Jo-Ann's
Did I like the pattern? Love it!
Next on my sewing table:
I started cutting another Mesa Dress! I've made 4 already but I wear mine every week to work :) They are so comfy and chic. After I get that sewn together, I'm starting on my Ginger jeans. I got my denim in the mail last week. I'm sooooo excited to try making jeans for the first time!!!