Hey guys! The Washington Dress sewalong starts on Monday and I can’t wait to show you what a quick and easy make this is – a totally do-able challenge for beginners, and a walk in the park for more experienced sewists. I’ll take you through construction step-by-step and give you little tips that we didn’t have space for in the instructions. If you have any questions, ask away in the comments, and the sewalong will always be here so you can come back to it at any time.
Here’s the schedule so you can get prepared:
Mon. 7th – Fabric inspiration
Tues. 8th – Preparing pattern and fabric
Wed. 9th – Cutting and notching
Fri. 11th – Shoulders and neckband
Mon. 14th – Sleeves and side seams
Wed. 16th – Skirt
Fri. 18th – Attaching bodice and skirt
Mon. 21st – Hemming
Then you can parade around in your brand new dress and fend off compliments! I love wearing my Washingtons as day dresses, but you can also snazz it up into a holiday dress, and it’s even possible to hack it into a top or max dress.
I can’t wait to see what you make, so do share your Washington Dress on social media, using the hashtag #WashingtonDress.
And last but not least: we’re having a Washington Contest! Sew along, and then share your makes after the holidays by January 30th (midnight EST). There will be three lucky winners: one prize for Best Dress, one prize for Most Creative Use of Fabrics, and one prize for Best Hack! The winners will all receive $50 gift cards to Cashmerette Patterns, which can be used towards patterns, fabrics or sketchbooks. If you want to enter, then post your dress or hack on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #WashingtonDressContest, or email the link to your blog or Flickr to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, who’s in for a sewalong? Do you have any questions to kick us off?
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