A Project in the Making…

What a beautiful day! After the week long absolutely horrible heat wave that made it hard to think, let alone write, we finally have some relief – at least in my city, hopefully in yours too – and it is glorious! But I’m not here to talk about the weather – I wanted to quickly share with you a sneak peek of a what I’m currently sewing, because I’m so excited about it!

You might remember that when I first reviewed How To Do Fashion’s No. 1 Dragรธr sewing pattern, I said I wanted to sew it again in Gingham,ย  well, guess what I’m doing right now?!

Yellow Gingham from Minerva Crafts & How To Do Fashion's No. 1 Dragor

How To Do Fashion’s No. 1 Dragรธr sewing pattern, paired with yellow 1/4″ Check Corded Gingham Dress Fabric from Minerva Crafts, a match made in heaven!


Talk about the perfect Summer dress! Light, airy cotton, in white and buttery yellow, made into a cool, sleeveless but still utterly gorgeous 1950’s inspired dress – with this winning combination I’ll be riding out the next heat wave in style! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This is a very special project that I am incredibly excited about, and you will be hearing more about it soon!

What about you? What sewing projects do you have in the works? Have you been sewing any Summer clothes to help beat this awful heat we’ve all been having? I’d love to hear about it!



12 thoughts on “A Project in the Making…

    • Yay for another Ottawa Valley gal!! I didn’t realize we were from the same city, that’s so cool! I hope you’re enjoying this wonderful weather we’re having today! I’m going to go check out your newest projects! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • I thought you would like it! ๐Ÿ™‚ It really is dreamy, both to look at and work with! As always, I’ve been doing a lot of hand sewing on this project and it is just amazing to work with! I could probably sew with this fabric for a month straight and still be blissfully happy. I don’t know how to describe it, other than everything about it is “buttery” to me, from the colour, to the way it cuts, pins, sews – like butter. I love it!

      Ooohh!!! YAY!! I can’t wait to see it, I bet it’ll be amazing! And hey, if everything you make is practical all the time, then it becomes no fun to make, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let your creative heart sing, girl!


    • Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I agree, yellow and white is such a lovely combination, I love them together! I’ve been wanting to make something yellow for awhile and I’m glad I’m finally taking the plunge! I never used to wear yellow even though I loved the colour, because I thought I couldn’t “pull it off” with my skin tone, but when I got married in 2009 I wore a pretty light yellow sun dress from the 1950’s as my wedding dress and it proved my “not pulling it off” theory wrong! Though I’ve been determined to add more yellow to my wardrobe since then, I haven’t actually worn it since my wedding day, so I’m incredibly excited about this pretty yellow and white gingham dress and hopefully it will be the start of me rectifying this gaping hole in my wardrobe where sunshine should be! The fabric is gorgeous to work with by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚


  1. Oooh! Looks like it will be a very nice summer dress!
    I am going to sew myself a dress for my birthday, but I have not decided how it should look yet (and I have two weeks left). Also I have many other projects too, but not sure which one I should start making.

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    • Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I’d definitely start on your birthday dress – if I were you, anyway! – that said, I still need to start on mine! Just looking for the perfect fabric at this point, and testing out some patterns to see which would be best. I bet whatever you make will look gorgeous! And it’s always nice to make ourselves something extra special for our birthdays! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Aw, thank you! I hope it will be! ๐Ÿ™‚ The fabric and pattern seem like the perfect combination so I’m excited! I’m actually just trying to decide if I should add any finishing touches, like cute buttons on the shoulder straps or anything like that, or if I should leave it as is. I always get extra indecisive towards the end!

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