Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sew-Along City

I've been making good progress on the muslin for the Peter Pan collared dress I've had in the works for a while. Hopefully, I'll have some pics to show you this weekend before I start cutting into that blue wool.

On another note, have you noticed all of the sew-alongs either happening now or on the horizon? So many! I wish I had time to participate in all of them.So far, I've been hesitant to participate, wanting instead to work on my patternmaking skills, but I just might not be able to resist Casey's upcoming swing dress sew-along. Isn't that dress darling?

It makes me think of the swing dance lessons Stephan and I took when we first started dating.

I'm also intrigued by the pattern company- Sense and Sensibility Patterns. Apparently, it started as a hobbyist's tiny cottage industry and quickly grew to the point where she had to recruit help to fold and mail the patterns. The owner is Jennie Chancey and her enthusiasm for historical patterns really shows through.

How inspiring! Lord knows, on a snowy day like today, I do fantasize about having a stay-at-home job where I can draft patterns all day and listen to NPR!

1 comment:

  1. The dress is darling! I also have way too many projects on my to-do-list, but would love to join a sew-along this year.