With so many awesome challenges and sew-alongs around already, we discussed ditching Summer Essentials this year - but we really didn't want to miss the fun of sewing along with each other. So we came up with a slight alteration. The Summer Sparks Sew-along! (And I love the firecracker imagery here!) One month - one fabulous garment that we're going to be proud of wearing all summer long!
Here's the sparkly details:
In the month of June, sew one fabulous garment that you plan on strutting all summer.
Your choice! What's the most wonderful thing you'd like to wear again and again this summer? A pair of linen palazzo pants? A shoulder-bearing sundress? A swishy skirt? A floaty top?
Why not make it now and flaunt it 'til the days get shorter?
1 GREAT LIST:
We'll be posting photos of our finished garments in a Flickr group and, at the end of the month, we'll tally up all the fabulous patterns in a list to serve as inspiration to all. One person's amazing garment could spark another's summer sewing—in July, the season's still young, after all!
1 FABULOUS PRIZE:
All folks who have uploaded a photo of their finished garment by July 4 (a few extra days for good measure!) will be entered into my giveaway for 1.5 meters of fabulous flowery blue crepe plus 1.5m off-white lining fabric, to be shipped worldwide! Actually, there's 3 prizes, as you could also win an indie sewing pattern of your choice from Ali or 2.5 yards of lovely, summery seersucker from Sarah!
Anyway, to enter the sewalong, simply join the flickr group to be found here! Sarah was also gracious enough to make a badge and codebox to post on your blog or website, thanks Sarah!
Personally, I'm still thinking about my sparkly sewing, but I'm leaning towards the self-drafted shirtdress I've been dreaming about for months now. One month to draft a dress should be possible, shouldn't it?
I'd love to hear about your perfect summer garment!