What an impressive finish to February’s challenge, Ruching & Shirring. The photos posted on flickr are fabulous! Take a second and click on over and see what these talented sewer’s came up with, such creativity! And don’t be surprised if you see one of your photo’s on my blog, I have added pictures from the wardrobe challenge flickr group to the right side of the page. The photos randomly change, so enjoy previewing the outfits as they arrive :)
And the pinterest side of the challenge … I periodically scan each of your “wardrobe challenge boards” and I must say, my mind is filled with new ideas to add to my apparel, what inspiration! Don’t forget you can follow each others wardrobe challenge boards, inspire each other to sew :) February’s winners will be announced soon, the judges are busy at work. In the meantime, let’s talk jeans …
… March’s Challenge is to design, sew, and restyle jeans. Many of you have mentioned a fear of sewing jeans. The fit and the fly are the main concern, guess what – there are great patterns and so many resources to help you along, now it’s time to jump in!
My online class Sewing Designer Jeans on Craftsy launched last October and we are just shy of 5,000 students. Now that’s a lot of jean sewer’s :). This class walks you through the entire process of sewing jeans from cutting to the final hem. And just to promote my Wardrobe Challenge, here is a 50% off for the entire month of March. Worried about fit, join my Altering Pants class on Patternreview (which is also on sale) where you can post photo’s of your muslin for personal fitting advice. Looking for a few free tips, refer to the jean category on my blog. There are even video tutorials for sewing pockets. Now you have not excuse not to give it a try.
There are so many jean patterns available now. My Angel Bootcut Jean Pattern is my go-to pattern, I taper the legs for skinny jeans, raise and lower the rise, offers a contour waistband for fit and it’s easy to adapt denim with stretch or without. The sizing currently goes up to size 16 (but I promise I am working on the sizing 16W – 24W sometime in 2014). Use coupon code MARCHMADNESS for 20% off all jean supplies in my store (yes, that includes rivets, jean buttons, and the It’s Sew Easy jean dvd :)). My two other favorite jean patterns … Jalie and Jennifer Stern’s ( I adore Jennifer, she is my jean buddy). You can find reviews for both on PatternReview.com.
Well, that’s enough to get started! This month I will share major fitting solutions for jeans and much, much more. Check out March’s Wardrobe Challenge page (now located at the top right) for all the details on the pinterest challenge and flickr info. Are you new to the challenge and need an invite to pinterest, email me email@example.com. I would love you to join us!
Did I mention we have a new sponsor, Coats & Clark. Yeah, just in time for denim thread! Join me on Twitter to give a shout out of thanks to our sponsors:
Well are you ready to give it a go? Good luck!!!!!!