Happy Monday! Only 12 sleeps until Christmas :)
Here is Lil in the first Afterglow I sewed...it worked out perfectly too - love it when that happens!! She is one happy little girl wearing a "down" (long) dress to bed every night!
When I'm designing a new pattern and not sure that I am on the right track, I usually begin with some dodgy fabric in case it doesn't work out. I wasn't sure how Coastal Breeze would turn out at the beginning so did my trial run using some stretch fabric I've had in the cupboard for about 6 months that I got on clearance for $2 per metre!
Once again, I was on a winning streak and this pattern was pretty much spot on first go aswell. I'm kicking myself now because I LOVE how it turned out, and after wearing it a couple of times, threw it in the wash and the red band bled into the white fabric around it! I had pre-washed the fabric and it still bled. So annoyed. It doesn't look terrible, but still noticeable.
Lesson learned...don't use cheapo reds (or browns for that matter.)
I'm hoping to do some more Coastal Breeze sewing in the next few weeks to get the most out of our short Summer!
Make It Perfect Coastal Breeze pattern
Make It Perfect Afterglow pattern
Afterglow - Alexander Henry, Starflower in Calico
Coastal Breeze - fabric unknown