Secret Garden Dress Pattern Hack
Just another dress for Sofia…a Secret Garden Dress pattern hack!
*This is my 3rd time using the Secret Garden Dress pattern. You can see my first one here; and I haven’t blogged about my second one yet!
But I haven’t been in a “writing about sewing” mood, so this post is a clever guise to just say hello, tell you what I’ve been up to while I show you a scrap busting dress for Sofie.
While sorting through my stash the other day, I realized I had lot of yards and small cuts of fabric. My niece is the only one little enough to make very many things for with a yard or less…and she won’t stay this little!
Panic set in, as I realized that I have to sew through this stuff or else it’s going to clog up my sewing cabinet for the next decade. Cabinets crammed full of fabric = no fabric shopping for me. And this, the need for my Secret Garden Dress pattern hack was born.
Obviously, I’ve been sewing up a storm, hoping to put a dent in the stash. Not buying fabric is a punishment I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy. A cabinet full of half yards may sound like heaven to some, but it’s a death sentence for apparel sewing (unless there are wee bittys to sew for.)
I made lots of simple skirts, leggings, and a cute floral dress last week. All are basics that will be worn a ton, but will probably not make the blog.
Next week I’ll be working on a pageant costume with a “wild wear” theme. I’ve been wanting to sew fishing line hems and learn to work with swim fabric, so it might be fun to do both at once with a short deadline. That’s sarcasm, because it will be kind of nerve-racking. But I’m ready for whatever, bring it on!
Until next time,