So to date, I’ve sewn all of True Bias’s women’s and girl’s patterns, and I’d hate to break a streak! Kelli has a new pattern out, the Colfax Dress, and I love the yoke and sleeve details! I helped her test this pattern and her patterns are always really great! They are so great that I cut right into some good fabric to test the pattern!
I sewed this version in Anna Maria Horner Loominous fabric. (I grabbed mine from the imagine gnats shop, but she is sold out. You can find it here though!) The yoke and binding fabric, that was a thrift store miracle. That is thrifted fabric that matches the loominous fabric perfectly!
I know this may sound funny, but I’ve shied away from wearing tank tops recently. When I was in high school, I was known for having pretty muscular arms. I was a swimmer. And I was proud of it! Well then I grew up and became a little embarrassed about my arms being muscular! Well, my perspective has changed lately! God’s made me prone to arm muscles, and that’s not a bad thing! In fact it’s kind of fun!
I go to a boot camp workout and love knocking out push ups. Well, I don’t love it in the moment, but at the end when I’ve done a whole workout that totals 100 push ups throughout the hour, I feel pretty strong, and pretty grateful for these muscles!
Okay, back to the dress! Ha! I love the a line shape of the colfax dress! I think it’s pretty flattering, and extremely comfortable! I worked hard to make sure that the plaid of the loominous fabrc matched up on each side. I didn’t have enough yardage to center any stripes on the back of the dress, but I was aware of my stripe placement on the front of the dress.
I have some fancy silk fabric set aside to make another colfax dress in the next couple of weeks! Have you been doing any new sewing lately?
Pattern: Colfax Dress
Fabric: Anna Maria Horner Loominous
Alterations I made: I moved the bust darts up and in
Alterations for the future: I need to do a small bust adjustment next time, and add 1 inch to the length