Today I'm delighted to be a stop on the blog hop for Jennifer Sampou’s brand new fabric line, Black & White, for Robert Kaufman fabrics!
I met Jennifer at Quilt Market this past fall and just had a blast with her. There may or may not have been an evening of charades in the Hilton bar complete with singing by Amy Gibson and myself. ;) It might be have been pretty epic. When I wasn't laughing away after hours, I was on the market floor and able to see Jennifer's fabrics up close and in person. When she asked me to be part of the blog hop, I thought about tackling a garment for myself with her yarn dies and an accent fabric from her collection. And so, I made the Crepe Dress by Colette.
This is a wrap style dress designated by Colette Patterns as "beginner". Hmm...well probably compared to their other patterns this is a beginner pattern. But I think it is a bit more like an intermediate pattern for your average sewer. The facings are a bit tricky...that's the main difficulty. Well and the six darts in the bodice... And it requires a good amount of fabric. There's at least 4 yards of fabric in this dress!
I'm decently happy with how the dress looks on me but I think that I might still need to do some alterations to fit my proportions better. The bodice is a bit large on me in the center of the front. And I'm not sure if there is supposed to be that much fabric in the bodice back wrap. (But isn't it pretty?!)
I love how flattering a wrap dress is for any body size. I'm not feeling my smallest these days by any means with a post surgery body and this dress helped hide a lot of that.
I think you can see the beauty of Jennifer's fabrics in the photo above. Her Studio Stash yarn die looks really lovely with her fabric from Black and White (with a not so easy to remember name AJS-15017-290 ASH).
But if anyone has any suggestions for how the dress should fit me better please feel free to suggest away!! Because I'm certainly loving the wrap skirt!
And now for some giveaway fun!
Taquito prize on MY BLOG:
For a chance to win this little bundle of fabrics just leave a comment below. You all know the drill. Let me know your thoughts on the dress!
FQ TOWER prize on Jennifer's BLOG:
($84 value): Drawn from her comment page opening day only! Open to new and established followers. Instagramers must sign up on blog and comment to be entered to win. You must comment on Jennifer's blog by February 8th about which project they were most inspired by and what they would make with the fabric if they win.
Drawing February 9th.
Follow Along with the Entire Blog Hop!
January 25 Teresa Coates- Fabric Depot
January 26 Amy Gibson- Stitchery Dickory Dock
January 27 AnneMarie Chany- Gen X Quilters
January 28 Casey York- The Studiolo
January 29 C&T Publishing - Stash Books
January 30 APQ- All People Quilt
January 31 Angela Pingel
February 2 Sarah Sharp
February 3 Dritz- Make Something
February 4 Nicole Daksiewicz- Modern Handcraft
February 5 Liesel Gibson- Oliver + S
February 9 Jennifer Sampou Announce Winner.