Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sew Pretty T-Shirt Dress Review and Blog Tour!

If you are looking for a fun sewing book to read and create with this spring/summer Sew Pretty T-shirt Dresses is the book for you. Inside you will find beautiful pictures and easy to read instructions, with more than 25 different dresses to create. Since the bodice is done (t-shirt), you can spend your time decorating the bodice and making the skirt. 
I have made tons of t-shirt dresses, even one for myself and more recently a shirred night gownIn this book I noticed right away, the t-shirt disappears. The authors give you ways to embellish the bodice as well as the skirt of each dress, this makes the t-shirt disappear! The end result is a beautiful dress that you make in half the time because you could spend more time embellishing and creating an amazing skirt.
There are no templates inside this book because most are rectangle or square shapes. This means easy cutting, I do recommend a rotary cutter and mat.
Here is a tip to making your t-shirt dresses last even longer. Fused a strip of interfacing (.5" wide) around the edge of the t-shirt before sewing it to the cotton fabric. When you sew the knit fabric to the cotton, the knit will not shift or move. Over time the t-shirt fabric can become stretched out or develop holes from the weight of the cotton. This gives the knit fabric stability. Also, there are no yucky puckers in the dress seam!
Here is the blog tour schedule. You won't want to miss it!

Blog Tour!

May 5  
Nouveau Stitch will feature a finished project, “Flirty Shirt”  
Just Pure Lovely will host a giveaway  
The Crafty Princess Diaries  will host a giveaway

May 6
Crafting A Green Worldwill feature a finished project, “Cool Water”  
Stitched by Crystal  will feature a project for her 9-month-old  

May 7
Prudent Baby will review and host a giveaway (71,674 UV)
House of 34 will host a giveaway

May 8
Smashed Peas and Carrots will feature a finished project, “Bubble Tea”  
Simply Modern Mom will review and might do a project

May 9
Marsha’s Spot will feature a finished project, “Patchwork of Art” and host a giveaway
Sew Spoiled will review the book  

May 10
Dollar Store Crafts will review the book
Only From Scratch will feature a project

May 11
Wild Olive will feature a finished project  
Positively Splendid will feature a finished project   

May 12
On the Laundry Line  will feature a  finished project  
Elegance and Elephants will feature a finished project

May 13
Luvinthemommyhood will review and host a giveaway
My Little Gems  will host a giveaway
Images from Sew Pretty T-Shirt Dresses by Sweet Seams Studiopublished by Sixth&Spring Books. Photography by Dan Howell and dress design and instructions copyright © 2013 by Sixth&Spring Books/Soho Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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