Looking for fabric for your wrap dress? Our friends at FabricMart have extended a various generous discount to anyone sewing in this sewalong: Take 30% off any full-priced knit order with coupon code WRAP30. Wow, that’s a big savings! (See image above for full details.)
Speaking of fabric for wrap dresses, check out my co-host ReDpants Design’s post today all about choosing the right fabric. Lots of good info here.
We are thrilled to have so many first-time sewalongers joining us. Several of you have asked for more details about how a sewalong works, so let me do some clarifying:
• Think of this sewalong as the modern equivalent of a quilting or sewing bee. Instead of us going over to each other’s houses to work on a quilt together, we’re sewing along together digitally. Sounds a little impersonal, but I actually met one of my closest sewing friends through an online sewalong.
• There is no official sign-up to participate in the types of sewalongs we host. It’s nice when you leave comments on the announcement blog post, saying you’re in, but you can participate completely anonymously if you’d like.
• We provide a schedule of target dates for the sewalong, but feel free to go as fast or as slow as you’d like. We will not remove any of the posts pertaining to the sewalong as long as this blog exists. So if you’re too busy to join us now, you can always revisit this at a more convenient date.
• Our Flickr group is a great place to post progress photos and seek opinions from your hosts and fellow sewalongers. If you’re not on Flickr yet, please think about joining, if only just to provide comments and help to others.
• Please use the hashtag #wrapdresssewalong to tag your photos. If you’re using Twitter or Instagram, also tag us so we can find your photos more quickly. (Twitter is @mccallpatternco and Instagram is @mccallpatterncompany.)
• You can also use the blog comments to ask questions, which we’ll do our best to answer.
This weekend I cut out the muslin for my niece’s wrap dress. I want to make sure the bodice fits before I cut into the real fabric. I also cut out a muslin for the new Lisette Butterick moto jacket. I find that if I park my iPad on the cutting table and watch TV on it, the cutting-out part isn’t so tedious for me. Especially while binge-watching the new season of House of Cards…