What can I say people, this has been a long time coming! Ever since Rachel introduced me to Named patterns back in August I was smitten and an idea to co-host our first ever sewalong was hatched! Getting on like a house on fire and our mutual appreciation of each other's styles made it seem like a no-brainer. We settled on the gorgeous Dakota Shawl Collar Dress, but our idea was somewhat hampered by my house move and Rachel's travels. We were determined to make this happen though and we're so excited to finally be announcing it!
We know that despite loving Named's extensive pattern collection some of you have been a little worried about the rather sparse and picture-less instructions. Having already made the Laurie Striped Tee I can tell you it's not so hard really, so Rachel, myself and some wonderful guest bloggers (including Saara and Laura from Named, Vicki from Minerva Crafts, Lauren from Lladybird and Alana from Lazy Stitching) will demystify the process for you by sewing up the Dakota Dress together! We've got a pretty comprehensive schedule lined up, so we hope you can join us. Even if you're an experienced stitcher you're welcome along for the ride...it's going to be fun!
If you're thinking of joining us, there's a number of ways to share your progress and support each other, other than mine and Rachel's blogs:
We'll be using #dakotasewalong on Twitter to answer any questions and for general sewalong-related banter - @HouseOFPinheiro & @StitchOdyssey.
We've set up a Flickr Group that you can share your pictures on and help each other with any fitting woes or difficulties. Obviously Rachel and I will try our best to keep on top of any questions, but at times when we're not available this will be a good alternative.
We'll also be sharing inspiration, progress and the sewalong posts on Pinterest.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab a button and let us know if you're in!