Today we start the Lottie Sewalong! Over the course of the month of June, I will be posting three times a week–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday–taking you through all the steps for making your own Lottie Dress or Shirt.
I designed this to be a great project for beginners, though even more experienced sewers love quick projects too! But with you beginners in mind, I will be covering all the steps–from taking your measurements, to fit adjustments, to sewing every seam–so even if you've never sewn a garment before, you will feel confident taking this project on!
The full sewalong schedule is below, and as you can see, we don't actually get to cutting until Monday, June 20, so if you haven't bought a copy of the Lottie Dress & Shirt pattern yet, there's still plenty of time!
Monday, June 6–Lottie Sewalong Welcome
Wednesday, June 8–Designing Your Lottie
Friday, June 10–Gathering Your Supplies
Monday, June 13–Choosing a Size
Wednesday, June 15–Pattern Alterations: Lengthening, Shortening, & Blending Sizes
Friday, June 17–Pattern Alterations: SBA & FBA
Monday, June 20–Cutting & Markings
Wednesday, June 22–Construction: Staystitching, Darts, & Pockets
Friday, June 24–Construction: Shoulders, Sleeves, & Neck Binding
Monday, June 27–Construction: Side Seams & Vents
Wednesday, June 29–Construction: Arm Binding
Friday, July 1–Construction: Hems & Belt
Join me here on Wednesday, where we will start dreaming up all the options for the Lottie and how we want ours to look! (Well, our first one at least...!) See you then!