So, I'm sure you're asking, what does that little mini rant have to do with sewing? I rediscoved my dislike for coloring in the lines recently (though for different reasons than when I was a kid!) while designing the Colorblock Dress.
This dress is the first (of many hopefully!) of the tutorials I promised based on the free basic bodice pattern found here. I started by creating a coloring page so I could fill in my color choices and then built a tutorial based on my drawing. This is when I discovered I still don't like coloring :) I colored the front first and could barely make it through the back. Seriously, that's like five minutes of coloring, and I could barely keep at it long enough to finish! But, for some reason beyond my understanding, I can sit at a sewing machine for hours on end, making mistake after mistake, determined to finish whatever I am working on, and I never get bored. I guess I like sewing a bit more than coloring :)
Click on the blank Colorblock Dress coloring page below to print your own. Or, give it to your kids and see if they have the patience to color the whole thing :) And then come back tomorrow for the tutorial on how to alter the Basic Bodice to create your own dress.
Just for fun, here's a little peek of my finished dress :)