Hawthorn Sewalong

Hawthorn Dress Sewalong

For the past few weeks, I have been participating in the Hawthorn Sewalong over at Coletterie , and I am having an absolute blast.

When you open a Colette Pattern, you read “Patterns that Teach,” and it is so true. I have learned so much by following along (Thanks, Rachel and Sarai!) and by trying so hard not to rush with this but to take it as a process, I think I have become a better seamstress.

I am quite an impatient girl–I want results now. Yesterday. However, as with most things in life, in sewing the point is not only the dress but the process, because there is so much learning that goes on there. This has been the most important lesson I have learned so far: Take it as a process. When you first look at your pattern it is very easy to get overwhelmed, but if you take time to plan and schedule yourself, and complete steps one at a time, great things can happen. I have three children under five, one of them a seven-month-old, and finding time to sew has been a challenge; but, following along has been easy because it has been structured this way. I will approach any future project in the same manner!

Are you sewing along too?

Here’s a little peak at my dress, only pinned in place because we have not done buttons yet–I am scared to make a selection of buttons and ruin the whole look if I choose wrong!!


4 thoughts on “Hawthorn Sewalong

  1. I love this dress and thought about joining but too many other things on the table!! Your’s is looking good and when it comes time for the buttons I’m sure the right one will scream Pick Me!!!

    • I appreciate the encouragement! I am still trying to decide between jewelry-type buttons or fabric-covered buttons… I have really enjoyed seeing how sewing really lets you make pieces your own through special details like these.
      Yes, all of these sewing projects have been stressful together! But, these days I don’t seem to finish much without having a deadline. I think I have learned to have self-imposed deadlines for all my projects 🙂
      Thank you for your kind comments! (And let me know when you do get to sewing Hawthorn, I would love to see it!)

    • Thank you!! You are so kind 🙂 I have had a lot of fun working with this pattern and I am so pleased with the girly silhouette of this dress.

      I was looking through your awesome blog and realized that you are making a Minoru! Your fabric looks amazing. I made a red one last year and it is my favorite jacket. I will have to find some fabulous fabric to try and tackle Robson 🙂

      Thanks for your comment!

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