If you’ve been following along recently…
…you’ll know that we’ve been doing a sew-along since February!
But if you haven’t followed since the beginning…
You’re in luck.
Because his round-up will link to all the great posts in one place!
We’ve been sewing a European pattern from start to finish, with one of my favorite Euro magazines, Ottobre. I enjoy having so many patterns in one place with this magazine, and I love sewing with knits! And the Ottobre pattern magazine features lots of knits.
We used Ottobre 1/2014, which can be purchased from Wooly Thread.
Here’s an index to the different posts in the series:
* Need to know which size to sew? I provide a size conversion chart in addition to teaching you all about reading an Ottobre sewing pattern.
* If you’re American and used to seeing built-in seam allowances on patterns…well, in European patterns you won’t see this. No seam allowances? No problem. Learn how to trace your European pattern.
* A part I find a little bit tricky (and time consuming) – read about laying out and cutting your pattern.
* I know you love them…perfectly smooth neck bindings. In this post you’ll learn about sewing a fantastic neck binding.
* And finally – there’s finishing the dress, including using clear elastic to gather the skirt!
I had lots of fun with this series on sewing a European pattern from start to finish, and my daughter benefited! I tried to take some snappy photos of her jumping around in it….
…and the previously unused outtakes are pretty funny! Sharing them so you can see what photos *not* to use when shooting your child jumping around, haha!
In the end I gave up on the jumping photos and decided on the simple, stationary ones:
I hope you had fun completing the Ottobre dress during our sew-along! To make sure you don’t miss future posts, please follow SewMcCool by e-mail (the link is at the top of the right-hand column) or join me on BlogLovin’ – the button is just below the e-mail feed box! 🙂