Thanks for joining us on our very first Tie Dye Diva Sew-a-long! What's a Sew-a-long, you say? We'll be sewing the Tie Dye Diva Seaside Sailor Dress Pattern (baby sizes 0-24 months or girl sizes 2-10 years) together, in little steps, all week long! We'll start on Monday and by Saturday you'll have a gorgeous dress.
We will also have a daily thread in the Tie Dye Diva Sewing Patterns Facebook Group for sharing
photos and asking questions. If you're not yet a member, go to that link and click "Join Group" and an administrator will admit you. That is also where you'll hear about the
awesome PRIZES we have planned for you! We have put together some
amazing giveaways just for Sew-a-long participants and are excited to share
them with you throughout the Sew-a-long!
The Seaside Sailor Dress patterns are available from Tie Dye Diva on Craftsy at a special 15% discount for the sew-a-long. (The Sailor Hat pattern and 18" Doll Sailor dress pattern are also on sale though they will not be covered in the sew-a-long; you'll find them also at the TDD Craftsy shop link.)
There is still plenty of time to grab your pattern and pick up some fabric.
The sewing schedule for the week will be as follows:
Monday, June 9
- Print and prepare pattern
- Read through instructions
- Select fabric
Tuesday, June 10
- Decide on dress options (more coming about this!)
- Cut out dress
- Choose collar trim
- Assemble collar
Wednesday, June 11
Thursday, June 12
- Prepare skirt
- Complete hem details
Friday, June 13
- Sew buttonholes and attach buttons
- Gather skirt and attach to bodice
Saturday, June 14
While you anxiously await Monday, take some time to look through the Seaside Sailor Album in the Tie Dye Diva Sewing Patterns Facebook Group (click "Join Group" if you are not yet a member and an administrator will admit you). The Seaside Sailor Dress pattern is beautiful both in nautical and non-nautical fabrics, so don't feel limited in your fabric choices. There are also several options for fabric placement. We'll talk more about that on Monday! Until then, here are a few beautiful photos I found!
|Lovely girls nautical dress by Hot Fudge|
|Stunning baby version by Hot Fudge|
|Beautiful dress by Jennifer Rowe|
|Perfect example of monogramming by Jana Mays|
|Adorable baby sailor by Katherine Melikian |
You can layer for cool weather!
|Katherine Melikian added a beautiful front applique on this dress|
|Lovely fabric placement by That's So Addie!|
|Beautiful floral baby dress by Ruth Court|
|Perfect for summer by Zabree Couture|
Shown with the Sailor Hat
|Tie Dye Diva Photo|
Also shown with the Sailor Hat
|Tie Dye Diva Photo|