It might have been a good movie - it might have been a rubbish movie. I have no idea cause I've never seen it. Girly movies like this one really aren't my thing.
I was talking to a lady on facebook last night about long-distance shared clothing, when I struck upon the idea of doing the same thing with a pattern. One vintage pattern travels around the world and everyone makes the same dress, but uses their own creativity in choosing fabrics and maybe slightly modifying the dress for them.
So we are going to do it.
With this pattern.
I've picked this one for a few reasons:
- Its not overly complicated, so beginner sewers can join in too.
- Its a decent size to grade up or down from.
- It offers possibilities for customisation (patch pockets, in-seam pockets, piping, bias etc)
- It will work in different types of fabric.
1. Look after the pattern! Its got a long way to travel, so be gentle with it!!
2. When it gets to you, you need to sew it. There are other people waiting to play, so hop to it!
3. Get your model on! We all want to see what you've made, so pose for a few photos. These need to be emailed to me with a bit of a story so I can write a blog post to update the Sewsterhood on where the pattern is. If you have a blog, do a post on it and I can link back to your blog as well!
4. Make some notes in the Journal. This pattern is traveling with its own diary - please write an entry (or a few) - you could pass on any hints for the future sewers, or just write a story.
5. Put it in the Mail. When you are finished I will give you the address for the next participant so you can send the pattern on its journey. What you received with the pattern needs to stay with the pattern.
If you draft any special pieces for your dress, it would also be nice if these go with the pattern with some brief instructions. But this is optional.
I'm hoping that now that you have read this, you will want to join in. I will be making a list (with my name at the top) of the Sewsterhood of the Travelling Pattern - to get on it just send an email to sewretrorose(at)gmail(dot)com. I will be making the list in the same order as I receive emails. Each blog post I write will say who is getting the pattern next, but I will also send an email to you so you know its on its way.
Join the Sewsterhood!!!