Sureau

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All over the internets you can find plans for 2014 sewing projects.  I too have been thinking about what I’d like to make this year. In light of my Seamless pledge, I want to focus on those projects that will make an everyday wardrobe.  For me, an everyday wardrobe must include basic dresses.

As a teacher, I need clothes I can be comfortable in.  I’m rarely sitting, always moving around the room talking to my students and directing them to solve puzzles for themselves.  I am not a lover of the lecture.  True learning comes from doing, so I’m at my best when I’m a coach in the classroom.

The dress is my go-to wardrobe staple, and Sureau by Deer and Doe looks to be perfect for this purpose.  I love that it looks comfortable, with a roomy waistline.  It is listed as a beginner pattern, and I can see why.  There are no buttonholes, no pockets to insert.  Actually, the pocket thing is the only downside for me.  I need pockets in my dresses.  That’s a modification I’ll need to make as I perfect the fit for this dress.  I am taking Lauren of Lladybird’s suggestions from this post in mind as I develop a staple wardrobe, so this weekend will be all about fitting.  The fabrics I have on order to make this dress should arrive by the end of the week, so next weekend if I plan it right can be all about sewing up wearable items from this pattern.

I’m hoping I really love it because I’ve got a couple more designs I’d like to purchase from Deer and Doe this year.

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The Seamless Pledge

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I, Ebony Robinson, am taking the #seamlesspledge until December 31, 2014.  I will abstain from buying any new clothes until the end of my pledge with the exception of the bridesmaid dress I will have to buy. I will find ways to be fashionable without breaking the bank. I will use stash materials for sewn and knit items unless supplies are needed to finish a garment.

 

I plan on posting regularly (at least once a week) while completing this pledge.  There will be sewing, knitting, exercise, and cooking posted both here and through my Instagram account.  I’m trying to be just a little more well-rounded in my use of this blog.  I do much more than knitting as a hobby nowadays, so the blog will reflect that.