I participated in Grosgrain's A Frock By Friday sew-a-long. It ran from this past Monday to yesterday. The project was to sew a dress for yourself. Each day she would post on her blog a step to making the dress. If you had questions you could e-mail her and she would respond (very quickly I might ad). I also had a friend in WA who participated. We spent each night on the phone talking about this and that and our dresses.
She started this out with a "Hey would any body be interested?" She got such an overwhelming response that she went for it. Each day she would tell us what would happen the next day. The planner in me wished she would have laid it all out from the beginning. I wanted to have my dress done by Thursday evening so I could wear it to my MOPS meeting. That meant that I had to cut out all of Friday and step it up a day. Here is what her week looked like for us:
Weekend: Buy material and print out pattern
Monday: Piece pattern together and cut out material
Tuesday: Sew together bodice and attach ruffle, sew facing together
Wednesday: Attach facing to bodice, sew skirt pieces together
Thursday: Attach skirt to bodice
Friday: Zipper and hem
But this is what my week looked like. I purchased my material the week previous while Brian was out of town. It was super hard for me to pick a fabric. I have never sew clothes, besides costumes, and I didn't know what to be looking for. I then got my pattern printed. I went ahead and pieced it all together over the weekend. After reading her post I learned a much easier way of doing it for next time. I try not to get onto the computer too often during the day. So Monday morning I got on and she had not made her post yet. Then I got on that afternoon and realized I should have pre-washed my fabric. While I was waiting for it to wash I decided to start sewing an apron. I used another apron for the pattern and got the bottom two-thirds of it done.