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!