the blue dress sew along- shopping list

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Allrighty friends! T minus two days until The Blue Dress Sew Along begins. Today would be a great day to gather your supplies from your stash (or do a little shopping!).

To sew along, you’ll need:
-1 1/4 yards of your main fabric (maybe 1 1/2 yard to be safe? I used 1 yard, but I’ve realized via several emails that perhaps my lack-of-hips is not helpful to those of who have a little more curve than a straight line- ha!).*
-1 1/4 yards lining fabric (anything lightweight will do… I used lining fabric that I got near the muslin section at JoAnn’s). Same rules for yardage apply as for your main fabric.
-A long thin strip of coordinating patterned fabric if you want to make a patterned belt (or several shorter strips that you can piece together). Mine were about 5″ wide and 50″ long, but I think you have some flex in the length.
-1 6″ piece of elastic (I think I used 1/2″ and 3/4″ and both worked fine)
-Sewing machine and supplies.

*A note on main fabric choice. So far I’ve used chambray, linen and Kona cotton. All three look great, though I think I like the drape of the chambray best. I’d love to try it in seersucker too.

See you back here Monday, ready to make some easy, breeze-y, extra summer-y, Gap knock-off-ish Goodness!

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  1. I love that you figured it out yourself. I am not good at designing. this isn't one that I can wear, but I would love to make it for one of the girls.

  2. I love this! I wonder if it would look good on my EXTRA curvy body? hehe! 🙂 I would definitely have to add a cardi!

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