Happy May Day!  May is one of my favorite months, because to me I feel a bit of a shift in life!  The days are getting longer and warmer, school is almost out, and a new season of bbq's, pool parties and fun in the sun is coming!  And what a better way to ring in this amazing 1st of May than with Day 1 of the Elodie Sew-a-Long!

The past few sew-a-long winners have won by a landslide, and this one was no exception!  Elodie was the clear favorite this month, and I couldn't be happier, since this is a pattern I have yet to sew!  I can't wait to get started!

If you've sewn a long with us before, you know today is a fun day, full of letting your creative side run wild!  First things first, make sure to purchase your pattern!  I am excited to let you all know that we now have a Sew-a-Long section on the website!  All sew-a-long patterns for that month will be in that section!  And don't forget to use code ELODIEMAY2017 for 20% off!!!

Now that you have your pattern, figure out what version you would like to do.  I am thinking I will do the sleeveless Baby Elodie for my sweet littlest lady!  She is almost 9 months and I am just adoring her chunky thighs in little dresses, and I think Elodie is going to be the perfect dress for her to wear to her brother's First Communion last this month!

Time to pick fabrics!  YAY!!  I have only walked into a fabric store a handful of times this year, can you believe it?!?!  I mean, I do shop online pre-orders occasionally, but I am trying to be more mindful of what I am purchasing!  Because of this, I am shopping my stash!

I decided on this white and blue pin dot I have been holding onto for YEARS, and this gorgeous Bari. J floral I have been hoarding!  I adore Bari. J's designs, do you??  Goodness gracious everything she touches is lovely!  Make sure to gather your other supplies too!  And don't forget the zipper!  Mine is not pictured because that is one thing I couldn't find in my stash of notions, so off to the store I will be going!

Just like every month, we love to see your daily progress!  We'd love for you to add your daily photos into each album!  This is your entry into our fantastic giveaway next week!!  1 lucky winner will get a $50 Hawthorne Threads Gift Card and a 5 pattern VFT prize pack!!!  So make sure to get those photos into each album!!  1 photo per day please!!

Tomorrow we will be printing and prepping fabrics!  See you all back here, same time same place!

May 02, 2017 by Emily Steiger