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Silk Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Hey there and happy Mother’s Day Weekend!  I have a fun guest post over on the Mood Sewciety Blog this weekend sharing all the details of my new silk Colfax Dress!

Silk Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

This is the first time I’ve sewn with silk and I was a little bit intimidated at first.  All of my worries were unwarranted though, and sewing with silk turned out to be a lot of fun!

Silk Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Hop on over to Mood Sewciety to read all of the details about this dress, but not before you enter the giveaway!

Silk Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

If you’d like a chance to win $50 to shop at Mood (either on line or in store), here’s what you need to do:

  • leave a comment below telling me what fabric or sewing pattern has ever made you a little nervous to sew
  • giveaway will be open until next Saturday, May 14 at midnight EST
  • one winner will be chosen at random

Silk Colfax Dress :: Dandelion Drift

Happy Weekend Sewing Friends!


  • Fenna Bredenhof

    chiffon-type fabric 🙂

  • Rachel

    Taking a break right now from sewing with chiffon for the first time. I bought this fabric years ago and finally decided to take the plunge. Slow going but excited

  • Heather

    I always fall in love with floaty chiffons and then am afraid to ruin them by sewing badly. Beautiful job on your dress!

  • karen

    Silk chiffon graduation dress for my daughter took two machines down!

  • I’ve tackled most of my fabric fears, but I’m absolutely terrified of sewing complicated collars and sleeve plackets. And fitting jeans!

  • Ayelet Barsotti

    Chiffon fabric scares me, and the thought of sewing jeans makes me hyperventilate!

  • Heather Feather

    Silk, because it was so expensive!

  • Sarah

    Linton tweed. Too beautiful and too expensive to mess up

  • Ali M

    Vogue 8280, the Galaxy dress “knock off” pattern. Admittedly I have been working on a version for months now, and I probably need to start over with the things I’ve learned in the interim! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  • Christine Pijpelink Allemeersc

    I was nervous to start sewing with jersey beacouse it’s so flexible!

  • jain1023 .

    I sew Roxanne top with chiffon collar with no interfacing , and it kep collapsing under its weight. SoI had to sew tacks…. Yack, hate chiffon

  • Natalie

    I have a couple of beautiful cuts of silk charmeuse that I haven’t been able to cut into. I LOVE the colfax dress and can’t wait to sew it up! Your version(s) are some of my favorites!

  • yellowkitchendreams

    Everything slippy, which isn’t so bad as long as it isn’t very fine; I’ve had more trouble with non-slippy fabrics which are really fine.

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

  • Katy Marriott

    I’m still too chicken to sew with stretchy knit fabric! Love your dress x

  • This dress is so gorgeous on you! I was also really nervous to sew with silk for the first time, and also denim! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Liesel Engelbrecht

    Chiffon. I want to, but haven’t tried yet!

  • amy mayer

    I am always nervous about sewing with chiffon–it is SO light and flow-y

  • I have been SO NERVOUS to try working with rayon. I have a few patterns sitting in my stash waiting for me to get up the nerve!

  • Nique Etienne

    Chiffon, you can see all the seams.
    Thanks for the opportunity

  • I have never sewn with leather – the thought of pushing it through my machine intimidates me!

  • Another beautiful Colfax- you’e on a roll! I’ll admit to being apprehensive about sewing outerwear (and inner wear- bras and panties- for that matter). Luckily I don’t currently live in a place that requires outerwear so I can avoid it (for now!). The innerwear, I really have no excuse!

  • Kathy E.

    Beautiful dress and super choice of fabric! I’ve been hesitant to sew with velvet. I have a plush piece of black velvet that I bought to make a pillow, but I’m so afraid I’ll mess it up!

  • Kathy

    A winter coat makes me nervous to sew.

  • Karen Caron

    Any jeans or pants pattern because I have such a hard time fitting them.

  • Faux leather; it was nerve wracking but practising first made a world of difference.

  • At the moment I’m nervous about altering my wedding dress because of all the beads, lace, organza and chiffon.

  • sewinsteady

    I love this dress! I’m super scared to sew with chiffon.

  • Mari

    I have a beautiful piece of silk that I’d love to sew up if I ever get over my nervousness! Don’t want to wreck it!

  • Slippery silk makes me nervous, too. Great dress!

  • Kris and Dave Hammerbacher

    I’m still nervous sewing with knits!

  • Bethany Foster

    I’m new to sewing so everything makes me a little nervous. However, I’m branching out into sewing with knits that’s making me especially nervous

  • jules1994

    Beautiful dress! I’m still nervous to try any slippery fabrics, like silk.

  • Jessie Stern

    I’ve been nervous to try the Ginger Jeans pattern – not because I think it will be hard to sew, I just think it will be hard to fit to my standards!

  • The fabric I’m nervous to sew with is actually the same fabric you used! I bought it from Mood a few months ago, but it’s so nice that I’m afraid to mess it up by choosing the wrong pattern for it. I’m planning on making a shirt-dress, but I’m paralyzed by indecision! (It looks great as a Colfax, but I won’t copy you! 😉

  • Double Gauze. It was a little shifty for me.

  • Susanne

    For fabrics I’m going to go with the majority–chiffon-y types. I keep buying them because they’re so pretty but I still haven’t used any yet! I need to start using them if I want to buy more fabric 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  • Teri

    Silk really intimidates me! I haven’t ever sewn with it but I’d love to try it eventually.

  • Keri

    I’ve been sewing for well over 30 years and I have yet to sew with silk or chiffon. Anything “fancy” scares me. Fancy can be expensive fabric too. Silly, really!

  • Rebecca Brasher

    The thing I’m the most scared of right now is trying to sew jeans that fit. Trying to grade between sizes with a waistband, yoke, and back leg has me a little terrified. They can’t fit worse than RTW though… right?

  • Jessica

    Beautiful dress! Uh, I have some silk I’m afraid to even cut into. It’s going to be the most gorgeous airy tank top…one day!

  • Nicole Boyd Shepherd

    One year I made this ginormous Santa bag with red velvet and faux fur. I wasn’t sure my machine at the time could take it plus it was sooooo messy! Lint for days!

  • corinnea martindale

    I have six yards of gorgeous silk I was gifted and can’t get past the what if I make a mistake stage.

  • Emily

    Looks so pretty! I’m afraid to mess up my nani iro double gauze and my liberty of london lawn. As for fabric type probably chiffon.

  • Hannah M

    I made a swimsuit for the first time last month and it was scary to get started but I’m glad I did it. It was a lot of work but now I have a swimsuit that I love.

  • Busybuttons

    Not necessary real silk, but very lightweight fabrics are difficult for me. I have a terrible time hemming them nicely.

  • Love your dress – I once made a ball gown in purple chiffon for my daughter’s high school formal. Acres of the stuck. She put her stiletto through the hemline on the night…weep!

  • Leanne Krygowski

    It’s not really been working with a certain fabric or pattern that scares me… It’s cutting into all that beautiful fabric!!! Eek! For whatever reason, I always hesitate before I make the first cut. I guess have commitment issues!! 😉

  • Andrea D

    I’m a beginner sewer, and all the fabrics I sew up are inexpensive to make the learning curve affordable. When I was recently on my honeymoon in Italy, I splurged on four yards of buttery silk that scares me to cut, so I take it out and drape it over my body every once in a while and sigh.