My goodness I can’t believe we’re back for the third year of #sewtogetherforsummer – in previous years we’ve had the Shirtdress and the Wrap dress but the garment that has got us quite literally jumping for joy this year is, you guessed it, the Jumpsuit! And not just the Jumpsuit; the Challenge includes all-in-ones like Dungarees, Overalls, Coveralls, Playsuits & Rompers to full on Boiler Suits! (Read on; we’ve got some amazing discount codes on many popular patterns, as well as fabric, for you too!)
So why the Jumpsuit? There are so many people responding to the fact that Jumpsuits are everywhere this year, from the Catwalk to the High Street whilst, for others, stylistically it may be pushing them out of their comfort zone! Sewing pattern companies have picked up this trend; they’re are soooo many great sewing patterns out there from both Indie and the Big4 pattern companies; we’re convinced there is a style and pattern out there for everyone!
We believe, there’s a All-in-One style and pattern out there for everyone – Woman, Man and Child – and for every season#sewtogetherforsummer2019
So what is the Challenge?
As in the previous two years, this is an Instagram Community Sewing Challenge, open to sewists world-wide, co-hosted by myself @sewsarahsmith and my good friends Suzy aka @sewing_in_spain and Monika @rocco.sienna. It is not a competition; it is a community based challenge to encourage and support sewists of all skill sets to complete a specific garment type. The Challenge is sponsored by some of our Industry favourites (big and small) and there are some amazing sewing goodies randomly distributed to sewists who complete their garment and post it to Instagram by the deadline. (See HERE for the list of Sponsors and the gifts they are donating!)
So everyone and anyone can be a winner!
If you’re looking for some great discounts on relevant patterns, keep reading – these are listed at the end of this post!
So What are the Rules?
Well, they’re very few and very simple. It is a sewing challenge but we don’t want it to be overly challenging or stressful to participate. They are :
- Pick a Pattern – any pattern in any fabric that falls within the Challenge criteria – so, any Jumpsuit, All-in-One Coveralls, Dungarees, Playsuit/Romper, Overalls, Boiler Suit – basically any one-piece garment that has legs attached to a top. (We’ll be posting some of our Pattern Picks up on the blog very soon, so look out for that if you need inspiration!)
- Follow the three hosts on Instagram to be kept informed of discounts and to receive support and encouragement – that is myself, Sarah @sewsarahsmith, Suzy @sewing_in_spain and Monika @rocco.sienna
- Post your newly completed garment to your Instagram feed using the Hashtag #sewtogetherforsummer by the deadline of 21st June 2019 – clearly stating that you are entering it into the Challenge. It is really helpful if you also tag the three Challenge hosts in your post as sometimes posts do go astray; especially if your account is set to private. (If you want to, you could also follow the #sewtogetherforsummer hashtag page to see what others are doing too; its a great way to meet new sewists!)
- When posting your garment to Instagram, please also state your Country of Residence – UK or International – it really helps us distribute the sponsored gifts at the end of the Challenge!
Feel free to share your pattern and fabric picks, your construction photos and any tips or questions as you plan and then sew your garment, to your Instagram feeds! Use the hashtag #sewtogetheroforsummer and tag us for support and encouragement along the way!
Looking for some awesome discount codes? Please use the codes below at checkout; some run for only the first week of the Challenge, so be quick – others run longer and some for the duration; ie from 10th May to 21st June 2019 :
Until then, as always,Happy Sewing