Saturday, December 31, 2016

The 2017 Challenge

Its that time of year when people make new years resolutions, mine this year is to improve my dressmaking skills. Following a commercial pattern and stitching up a dress is easy, making that dress fit me well is not so easy. So 2017 is the year I learn to sew a well fitting dress.
My plan is to make toile versions of all the free dress patterns I have been collecting with my Simply Sewing subscription. This is the first step in my self challenge, the second step is to make one well fitting toile each month and finally the bonus will be to make one well fitting dress to wear.
I welcome any advice from more experienced sewist so feel free to leave a comment. Also you are welcome to join me in this challenge.
For the month of January I will work on 'The Rosie Dress" by Cotton and Chalk.
Here's to a happy creative year!

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