Cherry Bruyère

Today marks the beginning of the Bruyère sewalong, hosted by By Sandra’s Hand. Our first step is to pick our fabric, so I did a little stash diving and came up with these three beauties:

One, two, three.

The purple herringbone weave fabric has great drape, but I’m not sure it won’t be too serious for such a cute pattern; the blue and white is an old light/mid weight cotton I liked but never found a use for; and the sweet tiny cherries fabric is a medium weight cotton for which I’ve already purchased coordinating buttons.

Body positive sewing along with the Bruyere Sewalong by By Sandra's Hand, on Making the Body positive sewing along with the Bruyere Sewalong by By Sandra's Hand, on Making the Flame.Flame.
Winnah winnah chicken dinnah!

So even though I think the purple has the best drape for this project, I’m going with the sweet cherries! To be on the safe side, I’m also going to cut a version in the blue floral fabric, and baste it as I go. If I run into problems, I can work them out in that fabric before committing my little cherries.

 

This week we’re supposed to choose our fabric (today), cut out our pattern pieces (Wednesday), and sew up a muslin (Friday). I’ve already cut all the pattern pieces, so my focus will be adjusting them using my Butterick B6042 pattern pieces. I did a rough comparison of the two patterns and Bruyère is longer — makes sense, as Bruyère is actually a button-down tunic. I’ll be shortening the length as well as enlarging the width. With my behind you’d think I’d love tunics, but I really don’t. *smile*

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