Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Casey's sew along

Well, I wanted to give a quick post about the new sew along.  I am going to do it, who else is going to give it a try? Casey from Elegant Musing is hosting a sew along. The girl can sew and if you can't very well and want to sharpen your skills, here is your chance to sew with an instructor right at your side, well sort of. Check it out here. This dress can be downloaded from sensibility patterns or bought and sent by mail. I've had this pattern for awhile, but wanted to wait until my sewing skills were better, now the time has arrived to start it. I am looking forward to Casey showing us the steps of putting this pattern together, this will take the pressure off of figuring out the various seams and instructions. I also love getting ideas and learning from others the different ways of sewing. I hope you will think about trying it. Good luck to all of you who will be sewing this really pretty dress! I will be posting on this sew along from time to time, as well as some other projects I am cooking up over the next couple of weeks.

Have a fabulous vintage day!


Here's what the pattern looks like.
Thinking of this material, but it's a cotton.



  1. That cotton print is adorable! Would it soften up enough with a few washes? It would be so pretty in this style, and I can't stop thinking red piping!!

  2. Yes, Sherry you are right. I don't know how to apply piping, tried once and it turned out bad. We have some quilt shops here in the U.S. that carry fabrics that are exact replicas of the fabric prints from the 30's and some 40's. It's 100% cotton and the fabric weight is light, not too much drape. It's a hard choice. I am thinking of checking youtube for applying piping, where do you think it would look good? I am really liking your idea.