Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fresh Start Blog Tour

It's that time of year where we're thinking about getting a fresh start on our habits, new wardrobes, and trying new things. Join me and my fellow bloggers this week as we showcase how we're getting a Fresh Start with DG Patterns. (Be sure to read on to learn about our sponsor giveaway)

I have to admit--I was pretty nervous to sew up the 
DG Patterns is a new to me designer and there were not a lot of examples elsewhere of the Sarah Dress sewn up, but I had been eyeing it for awhile because I loved the center pleat detail, so when I had the opportunity to sew it up I signed up. 
Then I had second thoughts as I was about to cut my fabric--I even messaged the organizer of the tour to express my concerns!
But, I'm so glad I did sew it--it turned out to fit very well.

I did make a couple of mods. I lowered the neckline by about an inch and instead of just turning the neck and sleeve under and topstitching, I bound them. Partly to bring the neck and sleeve openings in nicely to avoid any possible gaping. Also, the blue fabric is soft on the inside but it's 'itchy' on the outside and I didn't want to turn that in towards the inside. 

I also added a little bit of length for the short dress version. I added an inch to the bodice and an inch to the skirt part. I wanted a dress that hit around the knees--not too far above. 

Would I recommend this pattern? 
Yes! With the mods I made I love how it turned out. There are also other options included in the pattern such as a pleated top and a long dress as well as a basic top, short, and long dress. 
There are also four different sleeve options. 
I chose the pleated short dress and sleeveless.

I'm quite excited about this dress and am looking forward to an opportunity to wear it out.

You can save 50% off any purchase at DG Patterns using the code FRESHSTART50 during the tour. 

Be sure to stop by all the other bloggers on this blog tour! 

Southern Belle Fabrics is generously sponsoring the Fresh Start Tour. During the tour use code: DGBLOGTOUR to save 20% in the shop.

Discount code expires Jan 21st 2018 11:59PM CST

Southern Belle Fabrics is also offering a fabric giveaway. Enter below to win a MFRB Mystery Box valued at $60+.

Giveaway includes shipping to US and Canada (up to $45 in free shipping)

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Giveaway winner will be announced through social media on or about January 20th.

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