How cool I stumbled upon a sew-a-long hosted by Miss Dixie O’Dare. The
Sun Frock Sew-A-Long. Not sure if there is a deadline but I’m scrambling to put a dent in the project. Sew-a-longs are fun; the mutual interest, “meeting” (albeit cyberly) sewists from all over the world! Our project is View 7448, the yellow frock.
Fabric washed and dried finally I can begin cutting. Using a rotary is fast becoming my favorite method. It’s so quick.
Last week I dyed a pair of black jeans and the instructions said to add two cups of salt to the dye bath. Therefore, when I read Miss O’Dare’s blog that she too “dissolved a spoonful of salt in some hot water and added that to the wash. This is a trick I learned from my Grandma, and it supposed to help keep fabric colourfast” it made clear the Rit dye instructions. Mental note: “Keep this in mind, Lyric; it’s useful”.
To omit a center seam down the front I cut perpendicular to the fabric grain for the skirt and I think the bodice, LOL. Guess we’ll see when I put it together if I did or did not for other pieces. I know for sure that one of the front scallop pieces was cut differently because I recall thinking I may put it on the back side and no one would know.
Stay tuned for part II.