Bernina + Allie J. Vintage Dress-Along!

sneak peek!

Happy Vintage Pledge Month, y'all!! Living in hot and humid North Carolina, July is generally not my preferred time of year, but having Vintage Pledging activities this July is certainly cheering up my month! I have three things going on that I couldn't be more excited about: the Vintage Social Sew, a guest post coming up on Kestral Makes in honor of #VintagePledge, and finally, as part of my Bernina Ambassador duties, I'm very pleased to be hosting a Dress-Along on the Bernina blog, WeAllSew.

What is a Dress-Along? Well, since it's vintage, I knew that we wouldn't all be able to sew the same pattern. Instead, I'd like to invite you to join me in sewing a vintage dress of your choice! Here's the schedule:

July 12: Bodice Construction
July 19: Skirt, Zipper, and Finishing Touches
July 26: Dress Reveal! + Share your Dresses

I'll be walking you through as I construct my dress--Simplicity 4475, a "Simple to Make" raglan-sleeved dress from the 1960s--but your construction may be different than mine. That's the beauty of vintage, isn't it? Creating something totally unique!

I'd like to encourage all my readers to play along: at the end of the month, anyone who participates will have a dress that will go perfectly in the Vintage Social Sew and you can knock a pattern off your vintage pledge list! (Not to mention, you'll have a new dress...) The final week, I'll be posting pictures of my completed dress, and I'd love for y'all to link to your dresses--just drop a link to a blog or instagram post in the WeAllSew comments of that final post and don't forget to link them up in the Social Sew as well!

What do you think? Will you be joining in and sewing a new vintage dress? I'd love to see your ideas! Comment here or over on the Dress-Along post and let me know if you'll be playing along!


ps: i've started on my dress (as seen above) and Simplicity was right when they called it "easy to sew"--i love the raglan sleeves, they're so simple!

allie J.

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1 comment:

  1. I love raglan sleeves! Sadly July is my no-sew month - I'm teaching abroad and can only stalk all the fun sewalongs!



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