Alright-aroonie! I was going to show you an older project tonight, but my laptop monitor died over the weekend, and I had to buy a new computer. Unfortunately, I haven't worked out yet how I'm going to retrieve all of my pictures and files from my old one, so everything I show for awhile will have to be something new.
Since I have nothing new to show right now, I thought I'd get to planning the sew-along dates, so you can get ready if you want to sew with me. I will make a dress for Allie out of the same green gingham that I made Jenna's dress from.
If you'd rather, you could certainly make a shirt like the pattern. . .the construction will be the same.
Either way, I hope you will join me in my virtual sewing room. We can sew and chat and talk through problems with our garments, and learn from each other along the way. I've decided to do start the sew-along on Saturday, March 5th. March is going to be a busy month for me, so I'll be breaking it down into VERY manageable steps. Won't you join me?
Here's your supply list (I'm going to assume that you already have a sewing machine, and basic sewing supplies, but if you don't, here's you chance to justify buying one--LOL!):
- Pattern--We will be using Ottobre Design Magazine 1/2010. (You can order this straight from Ottobre or from several online retailers.)
- Fabric--You need a woven fabric that drapes well--no home dec fabric. If you are making the dress version, you will need roughly 1 1/2 to 2 times what the pattern calls for.
- Buttons--I used 11 buttons (I think) on the size 104 dress I made. (Ottobre patterns use European sizing conventions and are based on height in centimeters.)
- Tracing paper or pattern ease--you will have to trace your pattern.
I think you probably have everything else you will need, so get your supplies together--this is going to be fun!