Hey! Look what arrived in the mail today! Thanks to Sew Squirrel for super fast shipping – I placed the order in last week. My Hawthorn arrived time for me to join the…
… Hawthorn Sew-Along hosted by Colette Patterns! It’s my first sew-along and i’m really excited. It’s great timing because i’m really bad at pacing myself with sewing – my sewing schedule is always just to sew a lot in one go and finish something, something I don’t think i’ll be able to do while working. A sew-along forces me to follow a schedule which looks managable.
This is the first time I worked with a printed Colette pattern – my Laurel dress was a pdf version. Colette patterns are printed on white tissue paper which for some reason I really struggled with tracing. I found it difficult to see the navy on white and preferred black on beige tissue. No idea why, because in theory white and navy should be easier to see.
And I really struggled with the lines and notches too. I think I may be just spoilt by thick paper patterns in sewing books.
And this is how I felt after I traced it all.
I’ve started a Pinterest board for Hawthorn inspiration as well because I have no idea how i’m going to make this dress as of yet. We’ll see!