from one sew along to the next

It's a pretty good feeling to have a favorite dress.  It's an even better feeling to empower yourself and make said dress YOURSELF! At least for me it was. I started this project in New Hampshire (see original blog post) I had a lil hiatus where i wondered if the pockets would be TOO HARD. Note to self, no such thing as too hard, all things possible. As soon as I finished my pockets (2 months later) I was already dying to make another one of these beautiful Dress No. 1 by Sonya Philip.  Such a great project for a beginner, and what an inspiring experience to make it alongside so many of you! 

I have yet to wash this, hopefully when I do it will loose some of it's starchiness.  I'll definitely want to make one with a softer linen/rayon blend. Take a look at all of the BEAUTIFUL Have Company Dress Along results HERE on Instagram with the tag #hcdressalong

It was so incredibly helpful to my own practice of creating a handmade wardrobe to do it alongside others that I would love to invite you to sew along with me again! This time we will be using the Wiksten Tank Pattern : which you can find HERE! The best part, you can also turn it into a dress if you want - the pattern is drafted for both a tank and a dress! 

My friend Karen from Fringe Association wrote a great blog post about she modified hers, read all about it and gain some inspiration HERE 

Can't wait to see what you all make! Below are a few magical moments from the Dress Along, again I am just so grateful for this community of folks who make things alone but in a spirit of togetherness! 

clockwise from top left : Sienna/Not A Primary Color, Jessica Stevens/Sugarhouse Workshop, Kristi M, Nicole France-Coe