My very first sewing project and my very first blogging post was about this dress...
This pattern said 'Simple to Make' and got me all giddy because it had detachable collars and cuffs! Well, they lied about the simply made bit and they kind of lied about how "detachable" the collars and cuffs were. But I digress...
This dress has spanned two American cities, two countries and four addresses. I finally finished the dress two years ago and it didn't fit!! Luckily, my amazing readers helped me pinpoint the problem(s) and nearly a year later, I started refitting the dress to this:
This was one year ago. I wore this dress when I met my first other sewing blogger in person.
Well, two years later I figured it was time to get onto the 'detachable' collars and cuffs! I decided to go with green since it's in my autumn palette:
I adjusted the collar so that the pointy bit didn't sit so high up. I really like the green with this dress:
Hmmm...maybe I'll do another collar at my 3 year blogiversary? I could make it a tradition to keep revisiting this dress!
One of my very first giveaways was to EvaDress patterns--an amazing reproduction online pattern site. I had the opportunity to meet the lovely Xandra from EvaDress at the Gatsby Summer Afternoon and she is SO LOVELY! So I thought I would revisit that first giveaway again by offering up reader's choice of their favourite pattern from EvaDress!
This giveaway is open to all my readers anywhere in the world. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and let me know what was the very first thing you ever started sewing (finished or unfinished). I can't wait to hear your stories! Enter your comment by midnight (London time) on Saturday the 19th for a chance to win an EvaDress pattern.