Today I am guest posting over at Lovers In a Dangerous Time. I'm sharing places that I'd love to visit while Eva is in Italy. Wouldn't you love to be in Italy right about now? I definitely would!
Tatum has the first two steps of the Sew Along up. Have you read them yet? I have my pieces cut out (I'll take better pictures tomorrow when the sun is out) and I'm ready to sew the bodice. Wish me luck!
I decided to go with a plain navy cotton fabric. The first dress I cut out was a vintage floral print, but I thought that a plain dark pattern would hide my mistakes and be easier to line up (and I could avoid the "Eve look," as Tatum hilariously put it, by a mistakenly placed flower). I also think navy is perfect for Fall!
A few tips that Tatum gave that helped me were- when it comes to pinning more is more. When you don't have enough pins it's easy to get off on your cutting. Pin at every corner and curve and long stretch, then add a few more. Also, the notches on the pattern face inward, but you'll cut them outward. That's probably obvious to everyone but me. I couldn't figure out where my notches were.
Come join us over at the flickr group! You can post questions, pictures of your process (don't feel like you have to keep up...just work at your own pace!), and we'd love to have you introduce yourself.