I just wanted to let everyone out there know that we will be hosting a series of what we are going to call "Summer Sew Alongs." What does that entail?
Good question, I'm glad you asked.
Sew Alongs will be held the first Friday of the month during Sushi & Sewing Lounge (so I guess the official title should be "First Friday Sushi & Sewing Lounge & Summer Sew Along"... yeesh, try saying THAT ten times), from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Bring food (does not have to be sushi... can be anything you like) and we will all work on the same, smallish project. Summer Sew Alongs are free, but you will be responsible for providing your OWN book or pattern and materials or arrange to share with someone else. I shan't be making photocopies for anyone because I'm too pretty to go to jail.
And of COURSE you can still show up for sewing lounge even if you DON'T want to participate in the Sew Along. You are free to make or not make whatever you choose.
The first Summer Sew Along is going to be held this Friday night, May 1st, and we are going to be making the Amy Butler Blue Sky Sun Hat, shown here on the cover of Amy's book, Midwest Modern.
I recently made one of these numbers for our craft swap and it was soooo much fun. Making a HAT, can you believe it? Ohh, and sorry for the last minute notice of this event... It's not like I know what I'm doing here, I'm just making this stuff up as I go along.
The NEXT Summer Sew Along will be Friday, June 5th and we will be making the Summer Blouse from the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross.
Here is Summer Blouse girl looking all perky. Don't you want to make one? I've made lots and lots, myself.
I'm not sure what we will be doing in July but stay tuned and I will keep you posted. Any suggestions? I take requests! Perhaps I can get Iris to come and teach us how to make the Buttercup Bag. At any rate, we will be working on something small, fun and summery. An apron, too, perhaps?
At any rate, I can't wait to make another hat and I hope to see you there!