August 30, 2010
it's that time again!
The beginning of the month is nearly here and that means Kathleen from Grosgrain is hosting another Frock by Friday sew along!! The dress that I will have hopefully completed by Friday (Sunday is more likely) is called the Alexander and is comprised of this A-line skirt and this Alexander top at Burda. I like this top, but I can't say I really love it so I decided to go out on my own and downloaded this JJ blouse which is actually free at Burda. Will have to alter the back a bit because the top originally has princess seams and can't accomodate a center. Most importantly, both patterns have button holes which I really need to learn how to do. And the dress has a zipper, another important technique to learn.
The skirt fabric is the blue cotton polka dot, which I use on just about every other project I sew and the top will be made from a shirt my husband has never really worn. It's a lightweight tan jersey. They look nice together.
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