Thursday, May 1, 2014

Announcing Sewing Indie Month

Happy Thursday Everyone!! I have some fun news to share...I'm participating in Sewing Indie Month and you can too!
This month, 21 independent pattern designers are coming together to share tips, techniques and tutorials. Here's a list of who will be participating.

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Now here's where you and I come in. Read the rules below and then I'll tell you a little more about my role.

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Three other bloggers and myself will be heading up the categories listed above. The bloggers are listed below each banner.
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For an Indie Love Affair sew up a garment or outfit using patterns from two or more designers. Wanett of Sown Brooklyn

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Laura of Lilacs and Lace For Dressed to the Nines sew some fancy garments for those occasions when you want to look dapper or glamorous.

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 Jenny of Cashmerette For the Everyday Casual sewalong category stitch up clothing that you’ll love to wear on a daily basis.

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 Rhonda of Rhonda’s Creative Life Let your creativity loose for the Pattern Hacking category by modifying a pattern beyond fit changes.
Yup!! that's me...the pattern hacker!!! I get to hack, chop and change a pattern in whatever way I want. Oh what fun! Hopefully, I'll be able to inspire you in your quest of pattern hacking. 

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

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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

Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Waffle Patterns; PDF Wardrobe Builder Pack by Thready Theory; paper pattern of your choice from Kate & Rose, Sew Chic Sewing Indie Month designer prize pack: PDF pattern of your choice from Waffle Patterns; PDF Wardrobe Builder Pack by Thready Theory; paper pattern of your choice from Kate & Rose, Sew Chic Patterns

Wow, what an impressive pack of prizes!! I wish I could win :)
So how do you enter??? Redesign, hack, chop, call it whatever you like and then click below to enter your link.
 





If you would like, you can add a button to your blog and tell the world that you are participating. A little side note, it isn't necessary to have a blog in order to participate. I will be announcing how you can link your entries next week. The buttons come in 3 sizes, so you choose what's best for you. The buttons with links are below. So grab a button if you like and come back next Wednesday to see what pattern I've chosen to hack first!!!!
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18 comments:

  1. That is a lot of prizes! What a haul!!! Should I come out of hiding? As soon as these prom dresses are done...

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    1. The prizes are amazing!! Yes, by all means, go for it.

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  2. This is wonderful! I'll be looking foward to see your work and .. of course, I wish you good luck, dear Rhonda.

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  3. OH wow ..Looking forward to seeing all work and what will progress with this ! amazing !

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  4. This is such a great way to find iut about indie companies and to sew something amazing. I can't wait to see what people make. xx

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  5. Wow, sounds exciting. Do you need to start with an indie pattern to hack?

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    1. Hi Vicki, yes, the rules say that you may choose any pattern from one of the participating pattern companys. It can be a purchased or free pattern.

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  6. Great roundup! I am eyeing a couple of indie pattern companies--Salme Patterns and SBCC. I also might give the Cambie dress from Sewaholic a whirl, since I've been so interested in sweetheart necklines lately!

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  7. I doubt want to sound rude - and there are notable exceptions - but many of the Indi patterns are over priced, extremely basic and not particularly original. Ralphpink and Paco Peralta are not on your list?!

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    1. Hi Gail, you probably don't know that Paco is very ill and unable to do anything for the time being.

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    2. This particular group of pattern makers was collected by Mari Miller of Seamster Patterns. It's true that most are newbees with only a few basic patterns, and others declined to participate. We hope you'll join in for the sake of those notable exceptions?

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  8. Thanks for being the host for this category Rhonda. This is my favourite category I love pattern hacking . I do it most of the time :D. I made a Polly top and added it to the list :)

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  9. Hi Rhonda, I hacked Tilly and the Buttons' Mathilde blouse for your 'Pattern Hacking' category for Sewing Indie Month. Please take a look!
    http://www.emmakespatterns.com/blog/2014/6/2/mqowvnt0cml3hh3lwosu6b38xntucr
    Sad to see this month coming to an end, it has been very inspiring. Emily

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  10. Hi Rhonda,
    I hacked Tilly and the Buttons' Mathilde Blouse for the 'Pattern hacking' category you are hosting. Please take a look:
    http://www.emmakespatterns.com/blog/2014/6/2/mqowvnt0cml3hh3lwosu6b38xntucr
    Sad to Sewing Indie Month coming to an end - it has been very inspiring. Thank you!
    Emily

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    1. Hi Emily, I took a look at your dress, how cute!!!!! Be sure to link your post above so you can be included in the chance to win the prizes.

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    2. Hi Rhonda, glad you liked it! Yes, thank you, have now linked it (somehow managed to overlook how to enter properly a number of times!) - just in time

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    3. I hoped that you received my message as I didn't want you to miss an opportunity :)

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