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!!
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