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?

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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!

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mariebayarea September 21, 2013 at 1:14 am

Cute retro look

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