I LOVE sewing for myself! I can get a look I want and it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg/I don't have to order online and hope it fits! I want to encourage EVERYONE to sew something for themselves this month! Whether it is a purse or a dress or a shirt,whatever you want, take some time to create something you love, for you! (and we have PLENTY of pattern options in SHOP if you are looking for a pattern!)
I am SOOOOO excited about this dress!!!! I, of course, HAD to make a new dress for the the Shades of Me sewing series. I love the versatility of the Angie and knew just what I wanted to do with it!
I conveniently had JUST (and I mean literally JUST) enough of the grey floral and chambray left in my stash. I picked the white eyelet on the top to tie in with the white in the floral.
With the Sisboom Angie pattern and just chopped the top to colour block it and then added added the band on the bottom of the skirt. If you are adding a bottom band subtract the band width you want from the length of your skirt piece. I made my band 6 inches. I also lined the bodice using THIS tutorial!
So there you go, grey is no longer glum!
For the colour blocking it is much easier than you think, just chop the pattern how you want the colour blocking to be and don't forget to add in some seam allowance when you cut the fabric!
I love the simplicity of the Angie pattern, it is easy to modify and so easy for on and off as there are no zippers or buttons to fuss with, just some elastic in the back. Plus the pattern has pockets - and who doesn't just LOVE pockets!
Now who else is going to sew for themselves this month?
Ps. There is also a a giveaway for the Shades of Me Sewing Series and we area part of it!