Now a highlight for this sewalong is the chance to win a great prize:
Enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the Oliver + S website! When you have completed your Gallery Tunic or Dress, post it somewhere and then add a link to it using the button below. Any Gallery Tunics or Dresses made since January 1st, 2016 can be entered. If you sew more than one, enter each one separately. All entries must be submitted by Friday February 26th 11:59 PM ET. The five panelists will vote for their favorite, and the winner will be announced on Monday February 29th.
I have some fabric selected and want to find a good coordinating fabric. What about you? Are you going to participate? If so, do you have fabric in your stash or are you going to order some?
College textbooks have always been high dollar items, right? They were back in my college days and still are that way with my daughters (two graduated and two still in college). Meredith has so many textbooks this semester, she cannot fit them all into her backpack. Two of her paperback textbooks were being carried around campus in her arms and one of these textbooks has to last two semesters. Enter Mom and her sewing machine and some fantastic fabric from My Fabric Designs
Isn't it fun when a fabric just draws you in? That is exactly what happened with Mood Fabrics' Indigo Peacock-Inspired Rayon Woven. I knew I needed to make something from this fabric and a tunic was the garment I started to envision. I went with Vogue 9151 and started looking for an good coordinating fabric. Mixing prints is so much fun, I searched Mood Fabrics for a good match. Sometimes online it is hard to get a good color match for fabric as colors look different on the computer screen versus in real life!
It has been since November 20, 2015, since I have had this feature. Really, I didn't forget, I just have been so busy. You will find one of the posts is gone and I am not renumbering the other posts. In December, I received an email from company B. The email stated they did not want the pictures and links on my blog for their garments and please take them down. I removed the entire post as it was much of the content!
I will not be using that resource ever again but wanted you to know why something might be missing.
Our family business closes for the last two weeks of the year. I have to work about 1-1/2 days during this time. Usually I do lots of sewing, but this year I enjoyed the family, watched lots of TV (Building Alaska and Buying Alaska seemed to draw my attention), shopped for flooring, tile, etc, for our upcoming remodel and just recharged.
2015 had some ups and downs but more ups, this year of 2016 has had a very rough start. Here is hoping you have a wonderful 2016 full of family, friends and beautiful sewn garments.