And it’s back!

You may recall last year, we dropped our yearly #sewtogetherforsummer challenge theme as the reality of the global pandemic hit; deciding to go ahead with a pared back #sewtogetherloungewear mini-challenge instead. (How apt that turned out to be). But with a new summer on the horizon, Suzy (@sewing_in_spain), Monika (@rocco.sienna) and I, (@sewsarahsmith) are back with a whole new #sewtogetherforsummer sewing challenge for 2021 – something we feel is still practical but also fun and inspiring!

Read on for some great discount codes on fabric, tracing paper and patterns!

We’ll also be bringing you a bumper crop of fantastic prizes to be handed out (randomly, as always)

Let’s ditch our baggy pants and sweats for now, because this years’ theme is…

Looking for Sundress pattern suggestions?

Click HERE for our recommendations (over on Monikas site).

How to Join in and Enter

We’re doing things just a little bit differently this year, mainly in the official way to enter your dress to secure your chance to get your hands on one of 40+ fantastic prizes:

  • You can post your pattern ideas, fabric choice, garment construction photos and the like under the #sewtogetherforsummer Instagram hashtag, to share your progress and offer inspiration to others
  • How to Enter – to enter your finished dress into the prize pot, you need to post a pic of the dress being worn on Instagram using the #sewtogetherforsummer hashtage AND the #s21entry prize entry hashtag. Only the posts that use this second hashtag will be counted.
  • Dress Pattern – can be any pattern you like or self-drafted as long as fits within the above definition and be newly sewn for the challenge (by all means, layer the dress if you don’t feel comfortable baring too much skin). If you would like some pattern suggestions / inspiration click HERE to read the Pattern Picks blog post by @rocco.sienna
  • Fabric – woven or knits, the choice is yours!
  • Feel free to tag myself @sewsarahsmith Monika @rocco.sienna and Suzy @sewing_in_spain freely on any of your posts

Discount Codes – VALID NOW!

Together with the bumper prize pot, we also have some great discount vouchers for everyone to use, as follows (please make sure to use the discount codes whilst they’re still in date!) :

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The Prizes

We are showcasing the prizes in a separate blog post – as there’s so many of them, haha – click HERE.

Pattern Suggestions

See HERE for a list of just some of the patterns we love!

We hope you’re ready to ditch the drab and sew something fab!

#sewtogetherforsummer brought to you by, us…

Any questions, give any of us a shout over on Instagram or post your comment below!

Until next time, happy sewing!

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9 thoughts on “#SEWTOGETHERFORSUMMER is Back! 2021 Community Sewing Challenge!

  1. That’s great to hear, thank you for joining in!

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  2. Lasercat says:

    This year’s motto is so awesome! Since the first warm day of spring, I’m thinking about sewing a sun dress every day!
    I will totally join the challenge (fabric is already ordered!)

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  3. Andrea Thompson says:

    I dont insta so won’t be joining, but can I just say how delighted I am to see the lovely model you have used. As a podiatrist I regularly see patients who need amputations of legs/ feet and to see someone like your lovely model is wonderful. The more visible people with any kind of ‘ difference’ ( for want of a better word) are, the better. Good luck with the challenge!

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  4. Hélène says:

    Great idea! It’s snowing here today but I keep faith that summer will come before June 21st!

    Liked by 1 person

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