We’re thrilled to announce our craft alongside for 2023! Actually, it’s not precisely a craft alongside…it’s a SEW Alongside and we’re going to sew a costume! We’re calling it the LARS DRESS Sew Alongside! It’s based mostly on a sample we developed, The Lars Gown obvi, and we’re going to make it…TOGETHER!
For those who’re new right here, let me clarify. Our Craft Alongside began in 2021 with the making of our Nativity set with some tremendous fabulous guests then the heirloom photo ornaments in 2022 with some extra fabulous friends. This 12 months we thought lengthy and onerous about what we may do to combine issues up whereas additionally doing one thing that we all know you want to make. And increase. The Lars Gown was born. And we can’t wait to get began!
Why a Lars Gown?
Through the years any time we make a bit of clothes we see the feedback “oh, I want I may make my very own costume too” or “I want I knew easy methods to sew”. As I’ve talked about earlier than, I solely put on dresses and I assumed it could be enjoyable to develop our personal sample (in my goals it’s far more!) and make some out of our own fabrics. We’ve been working onerous over the previous few months to make it occur and hope you might be prepared to affix in! A Sew Alongside is just as enjoyable as all of us make it.
What’s a Sew Alongside?
On this sew alongside we’ll all be making the Lars Gown over the course of 4 weeks ranging from now. This primary week we acquire supplies, whereas the remainder of the weeks might be spent engaged on the weather of the costume, which can embody video directions launched every week. In a single month you should have a accomplished costume!
Who’s the sew alongside for?
We designed the costume to enchantment to everybody–learners included. The pattern consists of thorough written directions (with pictures!), dimension charts, sample format, and a glossary of phrases. We additionally might be sharing YouTube movies displaying the method of stitching the costume begin to end, so it everybody ought to really feel snug becoming a member of in even in case you have no prior expertise. It was crucial to us that this sew alongside not be only for individuals who already know easy methods to sew. The Home That Lars Constructed tackles quite a few crafts and stitching is one among them. Please don’t really feel like you’ll want to be a tough core crafter/sewer/something! That is meant for you! It’s meant to be a neighborhood expertise.
What do I would like?
Good query! Listed here are all of the specifics:
Directions might be despatched alongside the PDF sample!
All in regards to the Lars Gown
There are some things that I search for in a costume and that have been crucial for the Lars costume:
- A puffy sleeve (“the puffiest on the planet”–IYKYK)
- Loosey goosey. Actually, I began carrying loosey goosey clothes a number of years in the past and it’s actually onerous to return to waist traces. Life is best with out them. You possibly can quote me on that! (After all you may belt it up too 😉
- Pockets. Why do I even have to put in a case about this?! But it’s nonetheless shocking the quantity of clothes with out pockets. EVERY DRESS DESERVES POCKETS!
- A costume that may showcase a fairly sample. We actually needed to indicate off our new patterns and wanted a costume that might complement that.
Variations of the costume:
Lars Sew Alongside Construction
The Lars Sew Alongside will happen over the following 4 months. After all, you might be welcome to make the costume each time, however the neighborhood half is now! Right here’s how it will likely be damaged up:
The place is the Lars Sew Alongside?
As you see, the announcement and details about the Sew Alongside is true right here. Bookmark this for any questions you will have in regards to the precise logistics. Subsequent week, September thirteenth, we might be releasing a brand new weblog publish with the tutorial for the costume. Every week that weblog publish might be up to date with a brand new YouTube video displaying easy methods to make the costume. Any questions you will have, depart them within the feedback right here on the weblog or on Instagram. We are going to collect them and embody them on the tutorial publish. We might be posting some enjoyable movies on Instagram extra as encouragement :).
We’ve been creating a big library of materials over the previous a few years and have lastly began offering the choice to purchase them. You will discover all of them in our store here. Spoonflower has a ton of various material sorts relying in your challenge. For this costume I used their cotton garden as a result of I needed a lightweight costume to put on over the summer time, however as we close to fall/winter, you can go together with their signature cotton or natural cotton and even their sateen, which is de facto stunning. Listed here are some mock-ups of the costume based mostly on a few of our materials. Take a look at these contrasting trims!
As you realize, we love a daring, colourful costume 🙂
Yearly we wish to give attention to a charity element to the craft alongside. With so many individuals concerned it looks like the proper time to present again! Just like the earlier two years, we’re giving to Nest, a non-profit that focuses on girls within the hand-worker economic system. They’re a terrific group that has actually modified the sport of hand craft all over the world in 3 ways:
- Advancing Gender Fairness By Celebrating Ladies’s Work
- Driving Variety & Inclusion within the Makers Motion
- Increasing Financial Alternative by Craft
A portion of each sale of the Lars Gown sample will go straight to Nest. You’re additionally welcome to donate immediately here.
We have been very fortunate to have Caroline Newman on our crew this summer time who developed the sample for us. She did an outstanding job! Thanks, Caroline! She’s additionally going to be main us by the directions on the Youtube videos. She’s positively our stitching knowledgeable! Jenny Bandley on our crew made this entire factor occur–thanks Jenny! She was instrumental in maintaining us on observe, ensuring directions labored out nicely, and setting every thing so as. She’s THE BEST! And I (Brittany right here!) did the artistic directing. It’s been awhile since I’ve made a garment so I’m excited to make one together with everybody! Actually, everybody on our crew is making a costume for it. Keep tuned for what materials we selected!
The enjoyable half about doing a sew alongside is seeing everybody engaged on it! If you’re becoming a member of in, please share your work both on Instagram tales or a publish or reel and tag us with #LarsDress and/or #LarsSewAlong.
Okay! I believe that’s it! Please drop a remark in case you have a query/remark and we’ll begin compiling an FAQ for subsequent week’s tutorial publish. We are able to’t wait to make this costume with you!
See you subsequent week for step 1!