Ida Dress

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Hi! I think this might be my first post of the year. I’ve been sewing more slowly, trying to take a break from the holiday pace where I was sewing through all the Christmas gifts I had to make like mad. But I have been sewing. My goal this year is to stay more true to my style. To be careful with my time, to sew things that I know we will wear, or want. I signed up for this blog tour for DG Patterns a while ago. I am newer to her patterns, so this is the first one I’ve sewn. I had a hard time choosing a pattern, since I love her style, and a lot of her designs were calling my name! In the end, I was able to narrow it down to knit, since I don’t have a lot of scenarios to wear woven in my life. Something simple to sew, and simple to wear, and then to top off all that simplicity, I made it in heather grey french terry from Simply by Ti Fabrics. Can’t get any more “me” than that, and I am happy to be sewing something I’ll wear, instead of worrying about how well the fabric will photograph or “sell” the clothes.

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I did have to make a few adjustments to the pattern for me. After taping and cutting the pattern, I held it up to my body, the real, technical way of seeing how something will fit, 😉 and determined that I was going to want a lot more length to wear this. Based on how it hit, I decided to add 3″ mid-torso, and cut and sewed a quick muslin. After trying that on, I thought I would be more comfortable with another inch, so for this version, I added the same 3″, and then added another inch in the neck/arm section. I think it feels great now!

This is a good style to wear on it’s own, or layered with skinny jeans or leggings. I should have taken my own advice and tried that! It’s going to work fine for summer, or for winter as a layering piece. My photos were taken in single digit weather, with my kids as bundled up photographers, so we didn’t go crazy with style changes. But I hope you can see some ideas! I don’t have many photos because I was COLD, and my neck was scrunched into nothing in most of the pics. Ha!

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DG Patterns is having a 50% off sale during the blog tour! It would be a great time to check out a pattern or two to see what you think! Use code FRESHSTART50 at DG Patterns.

Welcome to the Fresh Start Tour

with DG Patterns.


It’s that time of year where we’re thinking about getting a fresh start on our habits, new wardrobes, and trying new things. Join me and my fellow bloggers this week as we showcase how we’re getting a Fresh Start with DG Patterns. (Be sure to read on to learn about our sponsor giveaway)
DG Patterns is offering a 50% discount during the tour to help you get some fresh patterns. .
Your Fresh Start Tour bloggers are:

Monday: Sew Cucio, Flax Field Sewing, Fee Bricolo, mahlicadesigns, Sewjourns

Tuesday: Create Whimsy, Frullemieke, Hutsepruts, A Custom Clothier

Wednesday: House of Estrela, FABulous Home Sewn, Sprouting Jube Jube

Thursday: Very Blissful, Stitches by Laura, Auschick Sews, it’s Liesel

Friday: Kathy’s Kwilts and More, Stitched by Jennie, Sewsewilse, Our Play Place

Southern Belle Fabrics is generously sponsoring the Fresh Start Tour. During the tour use code: DGBLOGTOUR to save 20% in the shop.

Discount code expires Jan 21st 2018 11:59PM CST

Southern Belle Fabrics is also offering a fabric giveaway. Enter below to win a MFRB Mystery Box valued at $60+.

Giveaway includes shipping to US and Canada (up to $45 in free shipping)

 

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Giveaway winner will be announced through social media on or about January 20th.

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