Is your summer sewing list a mile long? Are you longing for some focus and maybe a soft deadline to get something done? Do you want to help me, help you, help me with my own sewing queue? Is that a YES??!
Froggie says he hears some of you yelling yes and to stop asking questions. Ok then, no more questions. Instead let's break out the frozen drinks and announce the "Summer Sundress Sew-a-long!" *Cue some Beach Boy's music*
1. Sew-a-long runs from June 16th to August 18th. That gives you two months and an extra weekend to fit in some sundress sewing time. Heck you can even fit in a couple of trips to the beach.
2. Pick any pattern you want to sew. If you're wondering what counts as a sundress then the standard definition of sundress is:
In the interest of everyone being comfortable, I'm not going to be a stickler about the sleeveless part. Heck for years I didn't wear sleeveless garments either. For sleeve lovers, pick a dress that meets your own idea of a sundress and sew along with us. All pattern companies, current or vintage, are acceptable choices.
3. Join the flickr group. Mingle with fellow sundress enthusiasts and drink some virtual mojitos. More importantly post pics of your patterns/fabric/finished dresses for the rest of us to admire. (The flickr group is by invite to keep the flickr creepers out. I can't guarantee that there won't be creepy comments from your fellow sewing friends.)
4. Get social. Want to share your sewing plans/progress/FO on social media? Use the hashtag #sewsundress so that other sewcialists can see what you're up to.
This week I'll be posting pattern inspiration to get your creative juices flowing or to pad your already long sewing queue. That's right, MOAR Dresses!!!! Stay tuned through out the sew-a-long for helpful sewing links, inspiration, and some goofy fun. I might even be talked into demoing how to sew up Butterick 6019, view A ........ if you butter me up some with liberal amounts of chocolate.
Wanna get in on the fun in the sun? Sign up with the flickr group and grab yourself a blog button. Then dust off your sandals and meet us down at the beach cottage. Summer won't last forever. ;)
Small sized sew-a-long button
Large sized Sew-a-long Button