The “this is why I need the sew weekly challenges” dress!
Fabric: Quilting cotton
Pattern: Meghan Peasant Dress by SisBoom
Notions: elastic (shame!)
Time to complete: about 4 hours
First worn: May 2011
Wear again? yes to work
Total price: about $20
Name & Location: Beth, Brisbane, Sunshiny QLD, Australia
Blog: http://writeyouradventuresdown.blogspot.com/ (i just started blogging this year – not a sewing blog)
How long have you been sewing: I had a brief and disappointing flirtation with sewing in highschool. I started sewing vintage inspired aprons as gifts about 4 years ago. More recently I have been making clothes for my daughter and a few things for me.
Why did you want to commit to The Sew Weekly Challenge: I need structure and a timeframe or I will procrastinate indefinitely! I like the themes. I have loved reading and admiring everyone’s post throughout 2011 - thank you for the inspiration and giving me the courage to take the plunge!
What do you love most about sewing garments:
I love that idea of not having to look and be disappointed by the clothes in shops. I like the mindfulness of sewing too.
What do you hate most about sewing garments: I’m afeared of zippers and the laying out of patterns and cutting is where I have stalled many a time as I’m terrified of ruining it BEFORE I even start sewing!
What do you want to accomplish this year with regard to the challenge: I want to learn how to sew clothes! beautiful, wearable, made-by-me clothes!
Your biggest non-sewing goal of 2012: get my ears pierced! and make my own cheese, yoghurt, bread etc
What are your favorite sewing/fashion blogs: There are soo many great sewing blogs but here are a few of my favourites: Coletterie, Lladybird, Meet me at Mikes, & Naughty Shorts