My sewing machine's first outing: the Swing Dress Sew-Along, hosted by Casey at Elegant Musings!
I've wanted to do a sew-along for a few months and this seemed like a perfect opportunity: the pattern is relatively straightforward, but versatile (hooray for multiple uses!) and Casey is one of my favorite vintage sewing bloggers!
I had a hard time deciding between a solid wool and a cotton floral, but my springtime wishful thinking won out:
It's a more modern-looking floral, but I like the contrast with the vintage-style pattern. Ordering fabric online is a bit stressful because you can't see how sheer a fabric is or how the print might look on a larger-scale item. It's better than the alternative, though (Joann's poly-blend), so fingers crossed that it's the right fabric for the dress!
Anyway, I'm excited to get sewing and I'll probably post a few progress pictures in the next few weeks or so.