I'm sure you're dying to know the status of my crepe dress. I had to move along without the sew-along in order to finish it for our trip. I took it for a spin to a cute little chocolatier where we indulged in dark chocolate fondue.
I'm not completely satisfied with the fit of this dress. I cut the pattern in size 2 and the top is too big, even after some alterations. I ended up ripping out the seam that attaches the bodice and skirt so I could play with the bodice a bit more. I cut off some material on the bottom and sides -- maybe two inches off the bottom and 1/2 inch or an inch off each side (I didn't keep any record). The shoulders could stand to have some material pinched out of them too but I got tired of messing around with it and it was trip time. The dress feels a little drab; a combination of the brown color and linen reminds me of little orphan Annie (although Chris points out that she did not wear a brown dress with a blue sash).
Probably my favorite part of the dress is the pockets. I'm a sucker for a dress with pockets, aren't you?
My least favorite part is definitely the facings. I just don't like facings; a lined dress would be much nicer. I pinked the edges of my facings to get the least bulk showing through but you can still see the line that it creates around the neck.
Right before we left for Bangkok, Dagim asked me to make him a shirt to match my dress. I had just enough leftover fabric and time to squeak out a shirt using Sew Liberated's Woodlands Shirt pattern.
There are many details to share about Bangkok -- from a bicycle tour through the city to breakfast with an orangutan. Rest assured, a good amount of shopping was done too. Including a couple yards from this yummy display of silk: