Simplicity 3107 in blue Crimplene… Complete!

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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3 comments… add one

  • 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?

    • 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!

  • Cute retro look


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