Ok lovely readers i have had an update with the printing and postage date for the Billie Jean paper pattern......Today! it is on its way to me today! This has obviously gone over my initial estimate of you gals receiving it mid -june, so i do apologize immensely for that, it was one of those shitty circumstances that was out of everyone's control.
But fear no more! Once the pattern arrives from the printers, which should be next week.... i will be posting out your Billie Jeans ASAP! I am going to drop everything, loosen my tie, order Chinese takeaway, drink copious amounts of coffee, pull an all nighter, so i can get them to you ASAP!
So what does that mean for all you patient, awesome peeps, now? I can finally set the date for the Billie Jean sew along! I am planning for the Sew along to start on Monday July 8th. This gives everyone enough time to receive the pattern, and decide on which Billie Jean dress you will make (or both) and pick out the perfect fabric.
From the the start of the sew along, on the 8th of July i will posting almost daily until the end. This means you have 2 whole weeks to take your time and sew up your own gorgeous Billie Jean dress. I will be covering both of the Billie Jean dress versions in the sew along as well!
So if you are up for it, you could probably make both of the dresses in this time frame. It is going to be a jammed packed sew along!
Also what is great about the sew along is that the tutorials will be forever on the blog, so if you cant join in on this sew along , you are most welcome to refer back to the blog whenever you like and make a Billie Jean whenever you like!
For the PDF pattern purchasers, don't fret if you have already sewn up Billie Jean, because I will be providing a lot more detailed instructions than what I included in the pattern instructions. So if this is the case for you, feel free to sew up another Billie Jean, or even get some new design inspiration and create a whole new Billie Jean or simply just follow along and get inspired and support others while they sew. I am confident that you will pick up at least one or two new sewing tricks that you may find useful.
So grab you calendars, iphones, pen and paper, whatever you can find and mark down the start date for the Billie Jean sew along - July the 8th !!!!
I cant wait to begin, it is going to be an awesome sewing adventure and i am bursting at the seams with all these tutorials and design ideas to share with you all!
In the next week or so i will post up a rough schedule of the sew along and what to expect during the 2 weeks.
I have also created a Flickr group for the Billie Jean sew along, which i am hoping will be a place where you can ask any questions you have, support each other during the sew along, post photos of your progress, share sewing tips and tricks and also at the end of the sew along show off your newly finished Billie Jean in the big end of sew along finale round up! But more info on that later...
So head on over and sign up, and also check out all of the already finished Billie Jean's for some inspiration as well.
Also you are most welcome to add the following sew along badge ( on the right ) to your blog sidebar if you are taking part in the Billie Jean sew along: