Seaside Sailor Sew-a-long: Introduction

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

Tuesday, June 10

Wednesday, June 11

Thursday, June 12

Friday, June 13

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