New year…new goals…new Re-SEW-lutions! Yes, “re-sew-lutions!
This year, I’ve committed to sewing at least 12 garments…3 for each season…to include a coat, jeans, jumpsuits, a gathered midi skirt and pants. While I hope to do more, I’ll start here and see where the year takes me. If you’re like me when it comes to resolutions, then you too need accountability. No perfect way to be accountable and start things off than with the “SewMyStyle” Challenge.
For this month’s challenge, we’ll be making the “Toaster Sweater”, from indie pattern maker, Sew House Seven. There are 2 versions of this top, but I particularly love the high-low, split hem of version 2. I also see myself adding length to it, so it hits approximately 3 inches below my hips.
While there are many suggestive fabrics, I’m going to using this Onyx French Terry Knit from Michael Levine. Final pic will be posted in my 2nd post at the end of the month. So stay tuned!
Other planned garments for me this year include a few McCall’s, Simplicity, New Look and Vogue Patterns.
Some techniques I’d love to master are fitting, pattern drafting and pattern grading.
While my list continues to grow by the minute (and it hasn’t even been a full day in the new year), I’m excited to share this journey with each of you.
Do you have any New Year’s Re-SEW-lutions? Well, to help you get started, I’ve teamed up with Nikki of “A Fashion Addict” for a pattern and fabric giveaway. Together we will be giving away a total of 6 yards of fabric (including 3 yds of this Blush Pink/Black/White Vintage Rose Print ITY Knit pictured below), patterns M7443 and B6054, a dress form pin cushion, a 1 year subscription to Sew News (eek!) Magazine and a cute re-usable tote from JoAnn Fabrics.
The drawing will take place on January 31 at 7pm EST. The winner will be selected using random.org and will be announced on Instagram the same day . If the winner does not respond with his/her address within 24 hours, another winner will be selected.
The rules for this giveaway are as follow:
- Subscribe to ellerusssew.net and afashionaddict.com.
- Follow and comment on our IG post at @ellerusssew AND @ a_fashion_addict1.
- Tag 3 of your sewer friends on my Instagram post.
- Repost to your followers.
That’s it! How easy is that?!
Thank you for supporting me here at Elle Russ-Sew and A Fashion Addict. Best wishes to all participants.