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You Say Sewalong, I Say Friendly Competition

Posted by Betsy C on

Thursday’s blog theme was centered around the sewing community and spreading the love of our craft. Today’s theme is to put your game face on and gear up for a bit of friendly competition. If you are like me and a challenge excites, Sewing Indie Pattern Month has the perfect opportunity to show your skills and support your fave pattern designers.

Mari from Seamster Patterns has coordinated a whole month of Sewalongs (no small feat!). From May 1st thru June 4th, whip out your favorite indie patterns and participate in one or all of the categories below:

 

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Wanette of Sown Brooklyn leads the sewalong for an indie love affair where you mash up of two or more indie designer patterns to make an original garment.

 

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Laura of Lilacs and Lace heads up the category “Dressed to the Nines”. Here you can show off your skills as you make yourself a special occasion garment

 

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Jenny of Cashmerette leads the pack in the category for casual, everyday items that you want to sew and will want to wear every day

 

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Over at Rhonda’s Creative Life, submit your entries for your best pattern hacking skills- taking an indie pattern and making into something brand new.

Want more details? Here are the official rules.

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Also, one winner will be chosen at random to receive a bonus prize. No time to participate? You can submit your votes on the sew along host pages to vote for your favorite projects.

I would love to see the petite community represent and show off their SBCC patterns as part of the competition. Because though we be little, we are fierce!

Check out the prizes you can win for each category:

The winner of an Indie Love Affair category will win these great prizes:

1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

2013 Threads Archive DVD from Threads Magazine

2013 Threads Archive DVD from Threads Magazine

1 class of your choice from Pattern Review

1 class of your choice from Pattern Review

Sassy Librarian Blouse Craftsy class by Sewing Indie Month designer Christine Haynes

Sassy Librarian Blouse Craftsy class by Sewing Indie Month designer Christine Haynes

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Stepalica Patterns; PDF Nettie Dress & Bodysuit by Closet Case Files; PDF Twisty Top Pattern by Soma Patterns; paper pattern of your choice from Tilly and the Buttons

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Stepalica Patterns; PDF Nettie Dress & Bodysuit by Closet Case Files; PDF Twisty Top Pattern by Soma Patterns; paper pattern of your choice from Tilly and the Buttons

 

The winner of the Dressed to the Nines sewalong category will win the following fabulous prizes:

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1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

1 year subscription to Threads Magazine

1 year subscription to Threads Magazine

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$25 gift certificate from The Smuggler’s Daughter

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Sewing Vintage: The Flirty Day Dress Craftsy class by Sewing Indie Month designer Sew Chic

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Lolita, Pauline Alice; paper pattern of your choice from By Hand London, Christine Haynes

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Lolita, Pauline Alice; paper pattern of your choice from By Hand London, Christine Haynes

 

The winner of the Everyday Casual sewalong category will win these cool prizes:

1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

Sew Smarter, Better and Faster book from Threads Magazine

Sew Smarter, Better and Faster book from Threads Magazine

$30 gift certificate from Girl Charlee

$30 gift certificate from Girl Charlee

$25 gift certificate from The Smuggler's Daughter

$25 gift certificate from The Smuggler’s Daughter

Comox Trunks Supplies Kit from Sewing Indie Month designer Thread Theory

Comox Trunks Supplies Kit from Sewing Indie Month designer Thread Theory

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Maria Denmark, Sew Caroline; PDF Duathlon Shorts by Fehr Trade; paper pattern of your choice from Sewn Square One

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Maria Denmark, Sew Caroline; PDF Duathlon Shorts by Fehr Trade; paper pattern of your choice from Sewn Square One

 

The winner of the Pattern Hacking sewalong category will receive the following prizes to help them on their next creative journey:

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1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

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1 class of your choice from Craftsy

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£20 gift certificate to Minerva Crafts

Kate and Rose Embroidery Pattern Pack

Hot Iron Transfer Embroidery Pack from Sewing Indie Month designer Kate & Rose

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Seamster Sewing Patterns, Sinbad & Sailor; PDF Movie in the Park Shorts by Dixie DIY; PDF or a paper pattern from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Seamster Sewing Patterns, Sinbad & Sailor; PDF Movie in the Park Shorts by Dixie DIY; PDF or a paper pattern from Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick


Bonus Winner!

A Bonus Winner randomly drawn from all the sewalong participants will win the following prizes:

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1 year subscription to Sew News Magazine

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$75 gift certificate from Britex Fabrics

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1 year Friends of PR membership from Pattern Review

Love at First Stitch signed book by Sewing Indie Month designer Tilly and the Buttons

Love at First Stitch signed book by Sewing Indie Month designer Tilly and the Buttons

 

 


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