There are a couple of sew-a-longs happening in the blog world at the moment that I have decided to take part in. First up is Lucky Lucille's 40s sew-a-long. My inspiration for this comes from this pinafore skirt by NudeeDudee on etsy.
The second sew-a-long I am taking part in is the second round of Julia Bobbin's Mad Men sew-a-long. I wanted to take part in this last year but being pregnant completely diminished my sewing mojo. This year though I am pumped and ready! I am wanting to recreate the dress below worn by Joan. I am still investigating patterns. I have one in my stash that might work but I would have to change the skirt and also convert the bodice into a button up which I am not sure if I can do. I might need to do a practice run and see if I can figure it out. Otherwise if anyone has any pattern suggestions let me know.
Lastly, I have been issued with a sewing dare by the lovely Gillian over at Crafting A Rainbow. She has been sending dares out to bloggers via twitter and her blog so if you are interested in getting a challenge pop on over and ask. My sewing dare is to sew myself a dress and then use the same fabric to make something (clothing or accessory) for Imogen. I am pretty stoked on this dare as I realised the other day I have been a massively slack mother and not sewn Imogen any clothes yet. She is alredy 4 months! I need to get sewing for her. I have picked out my fabric and a pattern for my dress. I think for Imogen's dress I am just going to draft a bodice off one of her other dresses and do a gathered skirt but those plans may change. We'll just have to wait and see.
So are any of you taking part in these sewalongs? Let me know if you are so I can check out your progress on your blogs.