THE WINNER OF SEWING INDIE MONTH’S
RACHEL OF THE BRODRICK DESIGN STUDIO!
Her mashup of By Hand London’s Anna bodice and Sinbad & Sailor’s Raven Shorts tickled your fancy! That playsuit is envy making!! Check out her blog post to see how she did and stay tuned when her prizes start rolling in!
Thanks for playing, everyone!
I have been sewing. I swear! If can manage to catch the good weather on a day when I have times for photos, you’ll see I’m telling the truth. In the meantime, I’m reading like crazy and FINALLY organizing some neglected areas in my apartment.
Oy! Hate it! 😉
Click through to view each blogger’s project!
EDIT: Sorry that the link was missing!
You’ve got one more day to get those Indie Sewing Month projects entered!
To do so, go to THIS post, and click the little image at the bottom of the post.
Good luck!!! Those are some excellent prizes!!
As for me, I suffered a little bit of inspiration overload! Sorry if I overwhelmed you with all of those awesome options 😉
Despite that, I’ve been a busy sewing bee, but I think I will be turning in early, tonight.
This one was a nail biter….
Would I like that chic drop waist look on me?
The smile says
I really, really love this dress!!!! It’s so comfy I’m still wearing it while writing this. And I hate wearing outside clothes, inside my home! I’m so pleased with the fit. I tried sewing this shape before, using a vintage pattern in my stash. It was a disaster! I forced myself to size up from what I would have normally gravitated to, with the thought (from the last experience) that loose would definitely be better than tight. I traced size 36 and made it up exactly as is.
I did struggle with the facings, which I ALWAYS DO. SIGH. I was hesitant to switch to bias bindings, which I have more success with, as I was unsure of how it would work with the unique (and SOOOOO cool) sleeve shaping. Plus, I think the slight bulk of the facings gives the sleeves structure that binding wouldn’t. I did leave off the pockets. I never put things in dress pockets and I hate when they sit open.
Full disclosure: I also worried about things lining up properly with all that gathering. I really suck at even gathers. But I rocked it this time!! This is the perfect amount of fullness. I don’t feel swamped, just flow-y!
I serged all of the seams and the edges of the facings and along the hem which I handstiched. I just couldn’t put any top stitching on this beautiful blank, linen canvas! I think this is the first time I’ve sewn with it and it most definitely won’t be the last.
Working with it has been a real lesson in fabric selection. This is heavier than what I would have chosen if I saw it in person. It was gifted to me by the folks at Britex, so I only saw it online. It was also very stiff prior to pre washing it. That wrinkly, post wash texture was so pleasant, though. And, as you can see, it sewed up perfectly!
Great pattern. Great color. Great drape. Great dress!!
Obligatory swishy shot 😉
This is my FAVORITE Pauline Alice pattern!!
This is the dress that started my drop waist obsession! And this one and this one!
Mine (the first of many, likely) will be made with the sweeeetest blue linen from Britex.
Much like the 80s/90s bodysuit craze passed me by (I talked about this via twitter, not my blog) the cute Blossom style (I always associate drop waists with Blossom and Lisa Turtle) dress was a no-go in my home, too. I was not a trend follower. Despite how badly I wanted to be.
SO, like making and wearing Heather Lou’s Nettie, I will wear all the Blossom dresses I want, now!
Lots of cool inspo, below!!
They all make me WISH for the days ahead where bare legs, strappy sandals and quick, easy dresses rule!
Also, a note:
I updated my original Sewing Indie Month post to include the InLinkz for entries!!
I’ve already got word from folks working on their projects! So cool!
There were 40 comments on the blog post, but both Heather’s of Sonja’s comments were not counted.
Thank you all for entering!!
I can’t wait to see what everyone makes! I have a couple more inspiration posts, planned. Look for more Indie Love mash ups, including more freebies and tutorials!
I’m going to continue to bask in the afterglow of a stupendously awesome day (at work, where a project I worked REALLY hard on went so, SO well), an awesome time at drinks afterwards and then the grande finale at Jen’s superb party (where I got squeeze all of my NYC best girls and met some for the first time!)!!
It was a day that won’t be topped for a long while!!