I got talking to one of my girlfriends the other day – she just got a new sewing machine and with orders to stay at home (thanks 2020 😒…) and the fact that I moved 2.5 hours away a year ago, well, it’s hard to help share sewing knowledge and enjoy the craft together!
So I planned out a little sew along for us. I’m going to share the posts on the blog, which outline steps her and I will go through on video chat, but it’s not going to be a highly interactive online blog based sew along so sorry for the short notice and also, limit your expectations.
What are we making? We were going to be sewing the Ella Top by Liola Patterns, but there was a little measuring snafu and well…we picked a new pattern: the Brunch Blouse pattern from Patterns for Pirates! 🎉
I’ve been binging on knitwear with my serger so it’ll be fun to work with woven fabrics and straight stitches again!
This pattern has a lot of customization opportunities with different lengths (shirt, tunic and dress) and different sleeve options. The Pattern for Pirates blog also has a great post of lovely hack options and a roundup of sample Brunch Blouse creations!
Even though this isn’t a typical online-community style sew along, I hope you find the content useful and helpful on your sewing journey. Feel free to leave comments, pin and share. You can pick up your our own copy of the Brunch Blouse pattern from Patterns for Pirates shop – while I’ll be walking through steps it’s best to refer to the pattern’s instructions – other resources, like this blog, should augment those directions!
Sew Along Schedule
Both a post schedule and our timeline. Don’t be surprised if more photos are added or things are tweaked in posts after they are first published.
|5/19* (Tues)||Prep for the Brunch Blouse Sew Along|
* Post only
|5/20 (Wed)||Measuring, Printing and Cutting the Brunch Blouse Pattern|
|5/22 (Fri)||Cut & Sew a Muslin|
|5/24 (Sun)||Cutting Into the Good Fabric|
|5/27 (Wed)||Sewing the Ella Top (part 1)|
|5/29 (Fri)||Sewing the Ella Top (part 2)|
|5/31 (Sun)||Finishing the Ella|