Estimated Turn Around Time: 8 Business Days or Less
July 28, 2022
My garment sewing journey began with knit fabrics and a sewing friend introduced me to Raspberry Creek Fabrics. My first few orders were knits and swims. Over time, the beautiful prints from Raspberry Creek enticed me to venture into woven fabrics, and I ordered some stretch crepe with no clue what I was going to do with it. I really didn’t know what I was getting into and certainly didn’t know how to work with these fabrics.
Stretch crepe is a polyester 98% / spandex 2% blend. The fabric base used by RCF is considered lightweight and has a nice drape. While named “stretch” crepe, it is still considered a woven fabric. (More information about the different fabric bases can be found on the website).
Stretch crepe works great for dresses, skirts, and blouses. I’ve used it for a few different projects, including Rhapsody by Love Notions, Stinger Dress by SBCC, and Livie Tank by JillyAtlanta (not pictured).
The Deep Teal Peach and Mauve Petite Ditsy Floral is one of my all-time favorite prints. I was excited to see it selected during RCF March Madness and released on stretch crepe for RCF Spring 2022. It worked wonderfully for the Orchid Midi by Chalk and Notch.
Today I would like to share some tips and tricks about sewing with stretch crepe. Stretch crepe, although textured with a slightly wrinkled appearance, can be slippery at times. It is otherwise considered a fairly stable woven fabric.
Hope you give stretch crepe a try! Some of these tips could also apply when working with rayon challis, another personal favorite for woven garments.
Thanks for reading. If you’d like to see more of my makes, you can find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kiwi.bruin.creations/.
Comments will be approved before showing up.
September 14, 2023
August 17, 2023
August 03, 2023