Christmas Dogs! As I believe I might have mentioned, I’m beginning to enjoy sewing. Christmas and dogs are both very close to my heart so when I “happened” to be walking through the local fabric store, Hub pointed out this dog-themed Christmas fabric. How could I resist when I saw there was a Boston Terrier with a Santa hat!
Since I wanted a casual Christmas blouse for our darts night this week this light cotton material would work best with my “Everyday Elegance” pattern from Patterns for Pirates. Even in winter, it can get quite warm in the darts hall with so many people.
Now this will actually be the third time I have made this pattern. I did it once in a tartan like material, then tried it out for our girls night out. In this version, I didn’t gather the shoulder seams, but instead put in a single tuck similar to the back detail. UPDATE: Although I love the shoulder tuck idea, it didn’t fall right and seemed to stick out a bit making it look kinda wrong. I think it is perhaps due to the weight of the material and it would likely look better with a very drapey material. My bad.
This is just another reason these indie patterns are so great – there a ton of variations and hacks shared online. I used some of the remaining green cotton from the green gnomes for the coordinating back and collar. The collar is still not perfect, but each time I make one, it gets a bit better/easier. I think. I also added some light-weight fusible interfacing to the collar material but I’m not sure if it was really necessary.
Looking forward to darts on Thursday!