I can hardly believe it's April already! March was a blur for me: I didn't get everything done that I'd planned. So here is a little update about what's happening in April around these parts...
I need to finish up my purple polka dotted dress for Fabricville! It's all cut out and ready to sew...I'd planned on finishing it last week, but flu put a halt to my plans. This week is the time :)
I did finish my Louis Antoinette Plume Dress for the Literary Sewing Circle sewalong, in the nick of time.
And then I discovered on Instagram that Louis Antoinette is running a sewalong contest, #hacklamode, in which you can pop over to their website, download the Lolita Dress for free, and hack it to your heart's content. Prizes & everything! It runs until May 5 so you have a month in which to get creative.
Another free sewalong, with random prizes, can be found over at BurdaStyle -- there is a track jacket sewalong hosted by Meg Healey. You can register for the sewalong and get a copy of the pattern, until the end of April. Registering makes you eligible for the prizes. If you've ever wanted to make a light rain jacket for these April showers, now is the time!
And of course today is the final episode of the Great British Sewing Bee -- while two of my favourites didn't make it to the final round, two others did. So I'll be watching with bated breath to see who triumphs this time around. And I so hope we won't have to wait years, again, before the next season.
What else for April? Well, I have many patterns in the queue that I'd like to try. I have a few books, like Breaking the Pattern, to trace some patterns from; I have a long queue of shirtdresses to get started on. There is always something!
What about you? Does April look busy for you?