Saturday, August 29, 2015

Two Shirt Dresses, Two Bloggers for "The Monthly Stitch" Two year Anniversary


This month is the 2 year anniversary for the Community Blog, The Monthly Stitch! This is a blog where as a contributor you can post your made garments for the world to see. The monthly challenges can range for sewing a coat, a dress, using a particular fabric or an new-to-you pattern. It's a great time and also can challenge your skills as a sewist.

The August challenge was to make something that involved the number two. I thought why not 2 Bloggers making the same garment,  that's 2 X 2 right? I reached out to Tasha another Monthly Stitch contributor and a fellow blogger over at TheTellTaleTasha.
[I don't think I told her but I found the Monthly Stitch by checking out her blog] I asked her if she wanted to get together for this challenge and make something. We decided to use McCall's M6124 [Shirt/Dress pattern with several options, we used view E] We also chose to use African Print fabrics for this challenge. I made the long sleeve version as a jacket without buttons to showcase the dashiki pattern in my fabric. Tasha used the collar  on view A and made hers sleeveless.[Her dress does have the buttons down the front but she did wear it unbuttoned for the photographs

Tasha made the trip to Philly so that we could photograph our makes together [isn't she awesome?]  She is such a warm spirit and she's funny too.  [Oh yeah and I now know which side is her most photogenic side, smile Tasha] We were able to chat a bit about blogging and what we do in real life. We ventured to South Street for the photographs and then we ended our evening with dinner at Ms. Tootsie's. We had a great time and great food! I wanted the ribs for dinner but there weren't done so I had the fried chicken rice with gravy and collard greens. Mori and Tasha both had fish. Our waitress Larese was A-W-E-S-O-M-E! If you're ever in Philly and want some soul food Holla at Ms. Tootsie!
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18 comments

  1. Seriously amazing makes & I love that you got together to photograph them which surely is the best possible proof of the Monthly Stitch success as a community blog x

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    1. I agree with you totally! I have come across some really cool people over there and hopefully I will get to meet some of them in person. Tanks for stopping by!

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  2. You are a BAD SISTA! LOVEEEEEEEEE and great choice TellTaleTasha is fabulous as well!
    Shari

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    1. Thanks so much Shari, I'm in love with dashiki prints right now, I mean in LOVE!

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  3. The sleeves and collar make such a huge difference to the look of this shirt even allowing for the differences in the fabric. You both look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, they are sooo different looking I agree. The fabric is what makes the look for these simple shirts. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks for digging my things! Hope you stop by again.

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  5. You both look beautiful! The colors and the pattern placement are perfect. I'm stunned.

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    1. Thanks Debra my daughter and Tasha rocked both of these looks. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. OMG that was so cool that you were able to get together on this venture. You both did a beautiful job and your photographs are fabulous. Great job.

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    1. Tasha was awesome for coming to Philly for this shoot! It was a blast and we ended it with a great dinner!

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    2. Wonderful it was very cool. two blogers are really awsome and their dress and fabric design also very good.

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    3. This was one of the highlights for 2015 meeting up with blogger Tasha in the city of Brotherly love!.

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  7. They're both Beautiful Do you have a sew along for the Red jacket? Absolutely love that.

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    1. NO I don't have a sew along for that one, sorry.

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