As I mentioned before there's a sew along going on, hosted by Tasha of bygumbygolly.com and Rochelle of luckylucille.com. I really like these two blogs and bloggers, so I had to take part.
As I wasn't really busy sewing during the real hot summer months, I saw this a s a chance to get back to my usual sewing addiction.
First I thought about making a blouse from a vintage pattern, but I don't have one. I order most of my patterns from overseas and they wouldn't have made it to me untill September 1st, I switched my plans to the shirtwaist dress from Gertie's new book for better sewing.
Well, what happend so far?
made a muslin and adjusted the shoulders
fabric cutting & facing preparations
made the shirring in the back
searched for buttons in my stash - it's not easy to find eight matching buttons there ;)
luckily I found exact eight of these light grey buttons
made a sample bound buttonhole to remind me how this works, without these pleats in the corners
spend some hours making these buttonholes
got some help ;)
and some more help...
and ended up with a dress looking something :)
You can follow the sew along here or even take part, you have 18 days to make someting nice :)
P.S.: As you may have noticed, I switched my blog completely to English. It is easier for me, to focus on one language. Also the most of the blogs I follow are located in some English speaking areas. That doesn't mean, that I have become a perfect English Writer, but I think writing this blog helps me to get better :)