Monday, October 1, 2012

Blogtoberfest and On My Table

Today is the first week of October, and I'm participating in Blogtoberfest again. Yay! This year, I won't be posting every day. I'm a graduate student, and I really won't have time for that. :) I will, however, be posting three times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and on the last week of October, I'll be hosting a giveaway. I'll announce the giveaway on Friday, October 26, and I'll announce the winner on Halloween.

I've missed my blog. I've been trying to keep up with all the blogs of the people I follow, but my comments have been waning lately. I have a finished dress to show you all, but it'll have to wait until I have a little time to make myself presentable for photos. Don't worry, though, it'll be soon. I have some questions for you about darts!

But in the meantime, I'm working on a new project. 

Yup, that's Vogue 8648, the dress from Susan Khalje's Craftsy course The Couture Dress. I've traced the pattern (although I think this is the last time I'm going to do that...from now on, I'll just be drawing in stitching lines to avoid cutting into the pattern), pinned it onto muslin, and cut out the muslin pieces with lots of room to spare for the inevitable FBA. And that's my grandma's yellow-handled tracing wheel. I love using her things. :)

The fabric is a navy and white linen blend from JoAnn. It's mostly linen with a little...lycra? spandex? there for a tiny bit of stretch.

I'll be doing View A, and I think I'm going to lay it out exactly like they did, with the side panels on the bias to provide some extra ease of movement.

Everyone has to get their inspiration from somewhere, and this dress from JCrew has been on my inspiration board for a long time.

Are any of you participating in Blogtoberfest this year? What's on your sewing table right now?

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