vendredi 13 septembre 2013

Taking part in my first Sewalong!

I often see people planning sewalongs all over the web...However, much as I would be interested to join in, there's always a hindrance. Either I don't have the pattern this particular sewalong is about, or I feel I don't have the skills, or the schedule seems to set a crazy pace I feel unable to follow.
But...this morning, as I was browsing my blog list, I fell on Sarah's latest post, announcing the Fall Essentials Sewalong...and it so happened that, for once, the schedule was right for me...and the (very un-restrictive) different categories of garments you could make for the sewalong did allow me to make something! So here i come!

I'm currently finishing another shirt for my boyfriend...but if I'm lucky, I should be done by September22nd, the day the sewalong starts!
And here's what I'm going to sew : 

While some of you may question the "essentiality" of overalls (and yet, in my opinion, they totally belong in the "Fashionable Foundations for Frosty Weather" category!), let me explain why this fits the bill for me :

  • they are perfect for a look that's vintage, yet casual, and doesn't make me feel as if I were wearing a costume (i mean, as opposed to a dress+heels+big hair+make up...I love vintage style but I'm not really the high-maintenance kind of girl!) ; 
  • they offer more coverage than pants, which is a bonus now that the weather is getting colder ;
  • they could go with lots of tops and shoes ;
  • and I happen to already have everything (fabric, thread, buttons, interfacing...) in my stash to make them almost straight away!

Want to be part of the sewalong? It's happening over at Rhinestones and Telephones!

2 commentaires:

  1. Don't forget you can also wear sweaters(jumpers) over them so they resemble trousers, if you ever wish to hide the overalls aspect.

    1. Hehe, thanks for the advice! But actually, what's the point of wearing (and bothering to make!) overalls il you hide the part that makes them what they are? ;)