I’ve missed out on a bunch of sewalongs this summer as various physical ailments have conspired to keep me away from my sewing machine. However, I’m sure (knock-on-wood!) that I’ll be able to participate in the Fall for Cotton sewalong next month, hosted by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille and Tasha of By Gum, By Golly. When I first heard of the sewalong, where the challenge is to use all cotton to sew a vintage style garment, I immediately thought of McCall’s 5088 from 1976, a pattern that my mom and her sister purchased new and both sewed outfits from it.
I already picked up some quilting weight cotton in a fun Southwestern print that will be the skirt and a heavier weight that will be the pants. And oh shucks, I’ll need to go fabric shopping again because I want to do the full ensemble of top and shirt as well!