Friday, January 3, 2014

I've joined a sew-along

I've put a badge on the right side of my blog – all it means is that I’ve joined a sew-along for this specific pattern (Simplicity 3833). I’ve made this dress once and love it, and knew I’d like to make it again. I want to use the fabric in this photo. I bought in Idaho a couple of years ago and wasn’t sure what to make with it. I think this pattern will work well.

As with the first version I made, I’ll line this dress too. The pattern doesn’t call for it, but it’s easy enough to do. I may also make a short, vintage jacket to go over the dress, from the pattern on the right in this picture. Or maybe I’ll make it with sleeves. I'm pretty sure I have enough of the fabric to do one or the other. It’s nice to have options.

There’s a schedule for the sew-along, which I’ll do my best to follow. But mostly I’m just using this as a way to get some sewing done first thing this year. I admit, it may be difficult to stay motivated sewing up what is essentially a warm weather dress when Kansas is in the middle of an arctic season. But at least I'll have something to look forward to when the warmer weather gets here.

1 comment:

Lauren of Rosie Wednesday said...

So glad you're joining us! Perhaps a wool version for your arctic temperatures?