The beginning of the month is nearly here and that means Kathleen from Grosgrain is hosting another Frock by Friday sew along!! The dress that I will have hopefully completed by Friday (Sunday is more likely) is called the Alexander and is comprised of this A-line skirt and this Alexander top at Burda. I like this top, but I can’t say I really love it so I decided to go out on my own and downloaded this JJ blouse which is actually free at Burda. Will have to alter the back a bit because the top originally has princess seams and can’t accomodate a center. Most importantly, both patterns have button holes which I really need to learn how to do. And the dress has a zipper, another important technique to learn.
The skirt fabric is the blue cotton polka dot, which I use on just about every other project I sew and the top will be made from a shirt my husband has never really worn. It’s a lightweight tan jersey. They look nice together.
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