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January 26, 2011 / KristenMakes

Sewalongs galore!

Firstly, who here hasn’t joined the Pinterest bandwagon?  I have been loving it for months now…  It is like your visual webpage bookmarker, and it keeps me so organized and on top of things that I want to do, make, etc…  If you join, find me here…

Now what else is going on in the world of web?  COUNTLESS sewalongs!  I wish I could do them all, but I have managed to join ONE!  Here are what’s on:

The Hepburn Hepburn project bySarah of  Rhinestones & Telephones is making Kate & Audrey inspired garments!

Sarah is also co-hosting Sewing through the Decades with fellow Edinburgh-ite Debi of My Happy Sewing Place.  Debi will be sewing blouses from 1939 – 1941 and Sarah will be sewing from 1950-1954, and 1960-1962.  Its a fabulous challenge for anyone to explore different tie periods and decades and leaves it quite open to making whatever your need is – blouses, skirts, dresses, etc.

MPB Men's Shirt Sew-Along

Peter from Male Pattern Boldness is hosting a Men’s Shirt Sewalong using the Collette Patterns‘ first menswear pattern, Negroni.

Collette Patterns themselves are hosting a Spring Palette Challenge, which is in their words, ’10 week challenge for creating a mini seasonal wardrobe based around your favorite color palette for Sring 2011!’

Zoe of ‘So, Zo,‘ and sponsor of the Self-Stitched September and Me-Made May has an ongoing Stash Bustin’ Challenge for anyone to join at anytime.  The pledge is generally to bust through your stash, make things with what you have, and avoid buying more to add to the stash.  Good mantra to live by, right?

Casey of Casey’s Elegant Musings is sponsoring a Swing Dress Sewalong in which you can participate in makign your own 1940’s style dress!

Mena of The Sew Weekly has begun sponsoring weekly themes and questions for member to participate in her new forum.  This week’s theme: ‘How do you feel about blue floral prints? Matronly? Adorable? Can you pull them off? Should anyone pull them off?’ During which member share their blue floral makes as well as their thoughts on the matter, and of course it is an invitation to raid your stash for blue florals with which to make something new!

Gertie of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing is just wrapping up her Crepe dress sewalong with the newest dress from Colette Patterns.  The posts are all still up there though, so it is never too late to join!

pendrell sew along button14 Pendrell Sew Along #10.5: More on Underlining & Basting

And lastly is the Pendrell Blouse sewalong by Tasia of Sewaholic!  This is the one I am doing – although in all honesty last weekend I had so much fun sewing that I finished the darn thing all in one go!  Soon as I have some pictures I’ll post but I loved the pattern and the instructions.  I’m really happy with mine (although is was meant to be a muslin it is thankfully very wearable!) and cannot wait to make more and in different versions.  Tasia offers three but you can easily play around with ruffles, pleats, and collars to make your own look.  This is Tasia’s first pattern and she plans to issue more designs this year so I’m pretty excited!

Ok, who’s doing which sewalong?  There are so many to do, have I missed any???



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  1. Sarah / Jan 26 2011 4:54 pm

    Wow! There are a lot of sew alongs happening! I’m in on the Colette Patterns Spring Palette Challenge, too. Thanks so much for the mention! 🙂

  2. Sølvi / Jan 26 2011 6:15 pm

    O know, there are so many things going on right now, my head hurts a little… It´s great though, because it´s something for everybody´s taste.

    I actually haven´t tried out Pinterest, I´ve been using Evernote for this, but I definitely will check it out! Thanks for the link.

    Can´t wait to see your Pendrell blouse! 🙂

  3. Tasia / Jan 26 2011 10:53 pm

    Yay! Glad you’re doing the Pendrell sew-along! I can’t wait to see yours… how awesome that you got on a roll and finished it already! (It’s a fairly easy sew, as long as you’re comfortable with your fabric. Silk chiffon is evil!)
    Looking forward to your finished blouse!

  4. Noas' libellule / Jan 27 2011 9:59 am

    Thanks for the links! Looking forward to your blouse!

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