Thursday, January 26, 2017

Devon: A Touch Of Alaska

Welcome to My stop on the Sisboom Pattern CO's "Just For Me January" blog tour! My journey with the Devon pattern began couple years ago Sisboom Patterns had a sew-along with the theme "favorite book." 


At the time, my child loved this book that my best friend sent her from Alaska, "Mama, Do You Love Me." Reading this book every night, I was homesick for my time living in Alaska and I knew what wanted to make: the Mother's Kuspuk dress. I started off with the Devon, making a short sleeved version with a drawstring at the neck. For this blog tour, I wanted to use a beautiful grey cross weave fabric.


 To make my Kuspuk inspired tunic, chose a shortened length of the Devon pattern, I added a band and then a gathered bit of fabric to mimic the Alaskan Native garb. The neckline was the higher line with elastic this time; I realized that I definitely prefer the drawstring option. [More information on Kuspuk dresses here]


My husband liked my adding a belt to the tunic though I like it free-flowing more! I still miss living in Alaska at times and now I can enjoy adding a little touch of those memories to my clothes.  

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Don't forget to stop by the other stops on the Just for me Tour! Also check out the facebook group HERE

January 6th- Anna's Heirloom Boutique
January 11th- Inspinration
January 13th- Sewing By Ti
January 15th- DIY Crush
January 16th- Kaleidothought
January 18th- Sew Haute Blog
January 20th- Troops To Tots
January 23rd- idlesunshine
January 24th- Not Sew Selifish
January 25th- Glitter in My Coffee
January 27th- HERE!!
January 30th- A Crazy Craft Lady
Unknown Date- Mrs. Podge