... most of the time it seems I bounce around from project to project without concrete plan. I could lament about that, but truth be told as long as there's some sort of stitching going on, planned or not, I'm a pretty happy camper.
You might remember me mentioning the Pin It Sew It Event that I joined sponsored by the ladies at That Sewing Blab. Well guess what, I was one of the two winners of a $25.00 gift certificate to Indie Sews - how good does it get! Now I just need to narrow down my selections and make my purchase. Remember - I love Indie Patterns!
This weekend another blogger (can't remember who she was) make a navy eyelet top from McCall's 6558. I thought I'd seen some navy eyelet floating around in my stash so of course greedy me wanted one too. I redrafted the pattern (or should I use the word hacked) so the base bodice would be one piece rather than two, and eliminated the waist elastic all together. Turns out my eyelet was more royal than navy, but still cute nonetheless.
Secondly, the SewMuchTalentgr Facebook group has a challenge going on every month. Since I am a member and one of the moderators of the group, I try to support it as much as I can. June is Pattern Hack Month with McCall's 6886 being the pattern of choice. I really didn't need another one of these dresses and had sort of silently opted out the challenge. However, my Mother called to see what I was dreaming up for the challenge, we decided that the dress would be for her rather than for me.
I decided to do the simple "HACK" that involved redesigning the standard sleeve of this dress into a flutter style that worked out quite nicely. The challenge ends on June 30th so I can check this one off my list.
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