Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sewing with a Friend

Way long ago the super cool Meghan of Made By Meg and I began talking about possibly doing some sort of sewing project together.  After throwing around a lot of different options, we decided to buy the same fabric and then see what the other did with it! (ETA: Here's her cool project!)

After one crazy-busy semester and a lot of deliberation, I decided to make a simple t-shirt dress with my fabric.  I wanted something simple that would show off the pattern.  I used the Alexia dress pattern from Un été couture.  The only problem I had with this pattern is that I don't speak any French.  After google translating some important terms such as "hem allowance," the pattern was very easy to use.

As part of our project, Meg and I each sent each other a package full of notions from our own stashes to use.  Meg sent me some super cool buttons, thread, and a really cute card, in addition to some other cool things.  I used the lace hem tape that she sent me on the neckline and sleeves because I hate using facings, and that's what the book recommended.

I really love how this project turned out, and I can't wait to wear this everywhere!!  One of my favorite parts of this is definitely the matching head band that I made, which I sadly lost somewhere in Walmart while grocery shopping the second day I wore it.  Luckily I still have enough fabric left to remake it!  


  1. Lovely dress, and what a great idea to use the same fabric as a buddy and see what happens. :) Happy New Year, too.

  2. Wow it turned out so great! I have seen un ete couture pop up around the blogs, and now I'm super motivated to try! This was so much fun to do together :)

  3. What a cute little dress! It is such pretty summery fabric and I love the idea you had to sew with your friend.