Get ready for our first Rooibos Sewalong, starting next week!
The Rooibos dress is one of my favorites. It has a very flattering and fitted shape, but a nice short length gives it more of a 60s vibe. The magic is, of course, in the details: The pretty scalloped pockets and the tiny little contrasting collar.
Aside from that, I chose Rooibos because it’s a great transitional piece. You can make it in cotton or linen for the current summer temperatures, or try wool for a warm Fall dress you can wear with cardigans and tights.
I would rate the sewalong as advanced beginner to intermediate.
This pattern is rated as intermediate, but if you follow the sewalong, I think just about anyone can make this. We’ll go over the more challenging parts of the construction together: fitting, sewing curved seams, the all-in-one facing technique, and pockets. We’ll also talk about basics like hemming and finishing.
Getting the Pattern
To celebrate the sewalong, I’m offering 20% off on the Rooibos pattern for all participants from not until August 16. Just enter the code ROOIBOSAUGUST at checkout (make sure it’s entered in all caps like that).
ETA: We were having problems with the code earlier, but it should be working now!
The sewalong will run through the whole month of August, with most of the sewing done within about 3 weeks.
For the first week, we’ll talk about things like planning design variations and buying your fabric and other materials. So you will have plenty of time to get the pattern if you order soon. The following week (8/9), we’ll start on fitting.
Here’s a more detailed breakdown:
Aug 2: Design variations and ideas
Aug 5: How to choose fabric and interfacing
Aug 9: Fitting workshop
Aug 12: Sewing curved seams and seam finishing
Aug 16: How to sew an all-in-one facing
Aug 19: Assembling the pockets
Aug 23: Hemming and finishing
Aug 26: Styling the Rooibos
Aug 30: Recap and your projects
If you’d like to join up, here’s a button for your blog! You can simply copy and paste the code below to add it.
Of course, you’ll also be able to ask questions and show your progress in the forum.
I can’t wait to get started! Next week, I’ll show you the fabric I’ll be using and we can talk fabric choices. So go ahead and buy the Rooibos pattern with your discount, and we’ll get started soon!