Last Weekend

by lowbeamstudios

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Oh, what fun sewing retreats are!!!  I had been needing a getaway from the everyday and this was the perfect little vacation.  I traveled down with three (1,2,3) friends and met many more.  I sewed all weekend, enjoyed old and new friends alike, and even completed a few projects.  Last week I hurriedly finished a new dress to wear because aren’t all crazy sewers like that?  Don’t tell me you never decided last minute that you had to have a new garment right now for that thing you are going to tomorrow!!

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the pattern:  the very recognizable Washi, size XS with a full bodice lining

the fabric:  Jay McCarroll’s Drop Cloth from his Habitat line

the inspiration:  When I saw this dress and remembered I had 2 yards of the fabric stashed I knew what my first Washi was going to be.  I wish it hadn’t taken me so long, but I am not going to dwell on that because I love it.  I have been wearing it with a wool cardigan and scarf to keep warm.  Yeah for last minute sewing!

***I will be back nest week with my retreat sewing finishes and a giveaway to spread the fun.

….updating this post to add a smooth bust dart tutorial.  It’s called a one thread dart and you should check it out before you sew any more darts:  http://www.coutureschmiede.com/2011/04/couture-technique-one-thread-dart.html

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