Simplicity 3107 in blue Crimplene… Complete!

by Mermaids Purse on September 18, 2013 · 3 comments

in 1960s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Some belated photos of a dress I finished last year…

Simplicity 3107 in Crimplene, I had to wear it today, so better grab a moment for a quick few photos before Rob was off on his bike.

My first project working with crimplene, in this pretty pale blue that came from my Nana’s stash.  You can read a bit more about it in an earlier post, here.  Here’s the original pattern envelope, I have also made another variation in red synthetic satin.

I have all these unresolved issues with this dress, the crimplene doesn’t sit quite so well, so maybe not the best fabric choice, and the raglan sleeves… I love them, I’m not used to them.  I would like to make it again, but will need to delve deeper into my fabric stash….

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Catherine Alekna September 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm

It looks rather nice! the pattern itself is a good choice, but yes, I find crimplene only works when there is minimal shaping required on darts and so on. Would washing and ironing it help set the seams do you think?


Ange September 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Thanks Catherine, I have washed and iron it with all my might….

My mother inlaw said she used to take her home sewn crimpline outfits to the dry cleaner to press them, so I may try that, if I can trust someone else with it! Hah!


mariebayarea September 21, 2013 at 1:14 am

Cute retro look


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