Hi All! A massive thank you to all who took part in this years’ #sewtogetherforsummer challenge; an astonishing 450+ dresses were completed and submitted by the deadline date. Once again, myself @SewSarahSmith, Suzy @Sewing_in_Spain and Monika @rocco.sienna were absolutely delighted with your boundless enthusiasm and creativity! Whilst checking the entries to put in the Prize … More The winners of #sewtogetherforsummer 2018!
Hello again!! Looking for some more #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 wrap dress inspiration? We’ve got loads for you today! Firstly, have you seen Helen from Helen’s Closet’s fabulous ‘Indie Darling’ Wrap Dress blog post?She’s chosen some amazing patterns from a whole host of Indie designers which are bound to inspire you! Here we bring you our top … More Burda and Big 4 : Our #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress Pattern Picks! (Plus a Wildcard and a Freebie!)
Hi! So I’ve sewn the first of my #sewtogetherforsummer wrap dresses; the Appleton by Cashmerette. I’m kicking myself for not trying this pattern sooner as it’s such a simple and quick sew yet is brilliantly drafted to ensure a really great fit. I’ve sewn a few wrap dresses in my time (see McCalls 7119 here … More My #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress: the Appleton by Cashmerette
We are so incredibly thankful for the time, support and gifts sponsored by our #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 backers. Want to know what goodies they’ve offered? Then read on! There’s an incredible 55 separate Gift packages being offered from a range of companies representing the diversity and vibrancy of our sewing community; from the large to the … More The #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 Sponsored Gifts!
It seems strange that I’m actually typing this up as the last of the recent snows finally melts away but snow be damned; it’s officially spring and I’m getting tired of sewing Winter Warmers so let’s talk about … sewing together for Summer! Myself @sewsarahsmith, Suzy @sewing_in_spain and Monika @rocco.sienna have been putting out little … More #sewtogetherforsummer 2018! Sewing a Wrap Dress for summer? We’ve got you covered!
Hello sewing friends, thanks for dropping by. I could do with a chat! Although fully intending to, I haven’t written one of these ‘All Sewn Up’ diary style blog posts in a while. My life has been subject to some flux lately and I found myself unable to find the words with which to contextualise … More All Sewn Up : Jan-Feb … a bit of a ‘Life Lately’
You’re all winners! I could end this post there. But I won’t! It is quite a lengthy one, so stick the kettle on or, y’know, pour yourself a glass of wine! At any rate, any of the 400+ completed shirtdresses are totally deserving of a prize, or a gift. As you’re probably aware, the recipients … More Announcing the Giftees of #sewtogetherforsummer 2017 plus our meet up in Bristol!
Ah McCalls 6696, what a bout we’ve had! You may recall that I documented Round One with this dress? It ended with me, well, losing … resulting, as it did, with a garment that was more tent than dress. However, I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet – I really wanted to go the distance with … More McCalls 6696 Shirtdress: Ding Ding Round 2 – it’s a knockout!
Following on from our Sewing Buttonholes : Tips n Tricks! post, today we bring you the second instalment of our #sewtogetherforsummer posts to help you create your best ever Shirtdress – our Top 10 tips ‘n’ tricks to sewing the perfect collar – I can’t wait to have another go at my McCalls 6696 Shirtdress so that I can incorporate … More Sewing Collars : 10 Tips ‘n’ Tricks!
You’d be forgiven for thinking, as a co-host of #sewtogetherforsummer, that I’ve sewn a dozen shirtdresses before but…no. The Challenge was very much designed around the idea of encouraging us to dig deep into our pattern stashes and surface with a project kept on a back-burner for far too long. I’m certainly no exception – … More McCalls 6696 Shirtdress – Ding Ding: Round One!