The next meeting of the Loose Threads will be a Dress A Girl Around the World Sew Day: Thursday, July 18 from 4-8 pm in Country Oaks’ chapel. Come and sew pillowcase dresses for this wonderful charity: http://www.dressagirlaroundtheworld.com/
Margo Amero had a workshop in her home which I (Angi Wiggins) got to attend recently and she has agreed to come and teach us how to make the dresses. We hope to do a production line with different stations for each part of the dress but if you would like to sew a dress from start to finish that would be great, too.
Please bring a snack (finger foods) to share since we’ll be working through the dinner hour. (Come for the whole time or an hour – whatever works for you)
Supplies (Bring what you have, buy some new, or just come and sew!):
Equipment: Sewing machine and sewing supplies, extension cords, irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, rotary cutters, scissors, pins, etc.
For the Dresses: 3/4 to 1 yard pieces of fabric or a bright colorful pillowcase (you can also bring 3/8 of contrast fabric, trim, lace, ribbon if you want to embellish your dress), Double Fold Bias Tape (Quilting Binding), Elastic 1/2 inch. Margo has the labels for the dresses. Patterns are also available for download and printing from the website.
I was thinking of doing a Bias Tape making demonstration/station to make bias tape out of contrast or matching fabric. Hope you all can come and join in the fun.