Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Spark Sew-Along: The Final List!

Thank you all for an amazing and inspiring sew-along! Check out all the entries and loveliness in the Flickr group.

As promised, here's the final list of all the entries—I hope some of these spark your summer sewing. Woven dresses were definitely popular, but I was so impressed with the range of patterns—Big 4, Indie and Self-Drafted—and style.

My co-hosts and I, Alessa of Farbenfreude, and Sarah of Rhinestones and Telephones, are putting our heads together to pick winners!

Dresses, Knit
McCalls 6559
Knottygnome in McCalls 6659. Look at the print! I'm thinking I might not be able to resist maxi dresses much longer.
McCall 5974 by Sarah

Dresses, Woven

Summer Spark Sew-Along 2012
Thanks to shelshel for reminding us that New Look patterns (which I often overlook) can look so good!

Simplicity 1803 by Shanni Loves
Sewaholic Renfrew by SunnyB64
Butterick 443 (modified) by Guineveresmom
Butterick 5028 by barevels
New Look 6048 by shelshel
McCall 6349 by simplybeu 
Simplicity 2246 by Minnado
Self-drafted by ayenforcraft 
Self-drafted (with hand-dyed fabric!) by Tasha Miller Griffith
Sewaholic Lonsdale by KristenMakes 
Self-drafted by Ana5059
Simplicity 6402 by SewWell 
Vogue 1190 by BTStars 
McCall 4440 by msjennyhomemaker


Vogue 7975 jacket
How classy and pretty is this Chanel-esque jacket?

Vogue 7995 by starryfish52

A versatile summer skirt by Lucia Pixelada!

Burda 05-12-113 by Merche
Vogue 2043 by Lucia Pixelada


SESA 2012 Top 2
A self-drafted shout-out to Yvette, who made two of these!

Lutterloh 101 by Karamiel
Burda 06-2011-124 by Maider 
Self-drafted by Yvette 
Simplicity 3596 by foster2023
Scout Woven Tee by FutureNakano and Gingermakes 
Vogue 1282 by Merche


Summer Spark New look 6100
jillwithlove, inspired by J. Crew shorts, makes these shorts that are handpainted!
Burda 03-12-114B by Maider
New Look 6100 (modified with handpainted polka dots!)
jill with love

Some of you sewed for others or used the opportunity to refashion old makes. Others had projects that just didn't work out (I feel you, ladies—this month's chambray skirt is a dud, too). Personally, I really liked the focus it brought me in an otherwise busy month and I've been wearing my knit dress at least once a week!

But I'd love to hear how the sew-along was for you. Did you like focusing on a single garment? Have you been finding it a useful addition to your wardrobe? What might you/we do differently?

Happy sewing all!

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