Friday, December 18, 2009

Sew along with me?

Is it to early to post a New Years Resolution? I normally dislike resolutions. This one potentially involves you. So you may really dislike them now too. Think of it like talking a girlfriend into taking an exercise class with you because you know your never going to do it by yourself. This, ladies, is a sewing work out.

I have stacks of old / vintage darling patterns. I want to sew them all and somehow fail to do even a one. What I am proposing to anyone that is interested is that we sew one together. Starting with this darling 1930's number.

The envelope is in bad condition. The pattern pieces are perfect and directions intact. What I love about the pattern is the front seaming detail and the simple button closure on the back. I already have a picture in my head of doing this little dress as a shift with no sleeves or collar. Some piping to bring out the front and cute vintage buttons. I have looked at all the pieces and they fit together beautifully. They will go together smoothly for anyone willing to give her a go. The pattern is a size 4. With a finished chest of 23 inches and nape to hem of 22 inches. This will fit my size 4T Ella perfectly.

The Sew Along Proposal:
I will organize the sew along. Collecting participant information, linking to your blog, creating a Flickr group and so on.

I will trace the pattern and mail it off to the next participant who will then trace it and send it off to the next on the list and so on.

Depending on how many sign up we will plan to start sewing one week in March.  I think we will have time to make this an international gig if we limit it to the US and one other country.  Let's say 10 sewers total.

Each participant will blog their fabric choices, modifications, problems & success's. Finally posting pictures of their finished garment.

If we all have a blast doing it we can select another pattern and start all over : )

Are you game? Leave a comment here or email me at sonji98 at yahoo com

Click on the pattern pictures for a close look.


  1. I'm in! I've never done a sew-along or quilt-along so this is all new to me. Just tell me what I need to do.

    You have my email but it's just in case.

  2. OMG I want to play too!!! please please please!!!

  3. a sew-along would be fun ! i'd like to play, too !

  4. Mary Ann in VermontDecember 20, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Hello, Hello!
    It's Mary Ann in Vermont! I would love, love to be in your sew along group. Remember me -- I am the person who wanted your vintage apron attachment to a skirt !
    I cannot wait to hear if you'd like me to join.
    Merry Christmas
    My Best Wishes,
    Mary Ann