sewing along

February 6th, 2012

Hello all! I hope you had a lovely weekend :) I had an incredibly busy weekend thanks to a very successful Banksia top pattern release. Thank you to everyone who bought patterns, I’m thrilled with the response! I have to admit, knowing my patterns are being enjoyed certainly makes all the hard work of creating them worth it – though i do need a week of naps now hehehe.

Meanwhile, after a number of requests I’ve decided it’s time we had a little Darling Ranges dress sew along! yay!

For those who haven’t participated in (or heard of) a sew along before – the general idea behind a sew along is that we sew the same pattern over the same time period. It’s fun because you kind of feel like you’re doing it together, and also there’s the added benefit of getting some extra help with tailored tutorials.

I plan on posting tutorials for each stage of the dress creation – as well as some on things like pattern alterations etc. Right now I”m thinking March would be a good time – my parents are coming to visit this month, so I want to keep my February commitments to a minimum. What do you think? This is gonna be fun my friends :)

Dress: Megan Nielsen, Darling Ranges dress
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Scarf: Megan Nielsen
Watch: Timex
Leather braided braclet: made using this tutorial
Gold bracelet: thrifted

18 Responses

  1. Emily says:

    A sewalong is so exciting! I’ll be working on my first Darling Ranges dress this week (it will be my Valentine’s Day dress) but I’m sure I can make another in March :) Sign me up!

  2. Rochelle New says:

    Oooh! Sounds great!!

  3. Great outfit, love the dress! And the sew along sounds like so much fun! I can’t even sew a button on something so I wouldn’t be able to participate but it would fun to watch through your blog and live vicariously through you! :)

  4. Betsy says:

    Well, I keep meaning to purchase the pattern – maybe a sew-along will get me going! Love the idea.

  5. Melissa says:

    Love this outfit, Megan!

    I can’t tell you how excited I am to see that you made a leather braided bracelet. Love the leather you used.

  6. Would LOVE to get in on this (even though I promised you I’d never let anyone see my attempt at sewing it unless it was respectable). Late Feb./March sounds good to me!

    PS: would love your suggestions on when a FBA might be necessary on this pattern, btw.

  7. Katherine says:

    Definitely up for the sew along. Have been meaning to get back into sewing and Darling Ranges would be my ideal project. Look forward to hearing more on this : )

  8. Have to agree with Emily, the sewalong will have to be for a second dress. I’ve got one ready to go and I can’t wait until March!! Your dress is beautiful, great colour and love the grey tights.

  9. Clarissa says:

    Yay!!!

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  11. Valerie says:

    Fabulous idea! I would love to sewalong with you :) Can’t wait!

  12. Jess says:

    Oh, I am soooo excited! I can’t wait!

  13. Alison says:

    I’d love a sew along for this pattern – it’s been sitting on my shelf for a while now as I found out I’m pregnant, so if you could include any tips on how to make it fit my bump better that would be amazing too!

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  15. Lindsay says:

    A sewalong for this dress would be so great! I really enjoyed my first attempt at this dress, except that the chest darts were WAY too large for my frame. I really want to attempt another dress, and getting some guidance on a (small) bust adjustment would be just the motivation I need!

  16. Norma says:

    What pattern did you use for your scarf? it’s beautiful!

  17. Lauren says:

    I would be so up for a sewalong for this dress. I got my mitts on the pattern a couple of weeks ago and would love to go through it with a bunch of people. Look forward to it!

  18. Maria says:

    This is such a great idea, it’s getting me motivated to sew this together, especially seeing I have the fabric :)

    I was wondering if you could give any tips for lining. I bought some silk for the project, and now realising that it’s a bit shear. Otherwise I’ll just sew a chemise to go under it:)