January Theme – Polka Dots!

Happy New Year Sewcialists!!  I’m Marrie, and I blog over at purlsandpleats.  Now that it’s January, it’s time to get back to the monthly themes, and this month is polka dots!

I’m a polka dot lover, and have been looking forward to breaking out my dotted fabric this month.  Polka dots are great because they work for almost any pattern you can imagine.


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Skirts and Tops:

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Even outerwear:

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There’s also pajamas and loungewear, and for the bra-makers out there, maybe some pretty polka dot underthings:

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If wearing polka dot clothing isn’t your thing, maybe a polka dot bag or a cute throw pillow:

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I hope I’ve got you thinking all things polka dot for this month.  If you sew along, remember to add your finished projects to the Flickr group, and use the hashtag #polkadotjanuary on Twitter and Instagram.  Looking forward to seeing lots of spots this month!

Happy sewing everyone!

16 thoughts on “January Theme – Polka Dots!

  1. I want to make ALL THE THINGS!! I’ve got two pieces of black and white knit that I’ll be aiming to use… One will become a Lola, and one is terrible cheap ponte, but I think it could work as a raglan top. Thanks so much for organising this!

  2. I have been looking forward to this one for a while and saving my polka dot fabric! Great to be part of the monthly themes again – it seems ages since I last took part. Happy sewing in 2015! x

  3. It’s kind of a bummer that you have to have a flickr account for these. 😦 My flickr account got deleted because it didn’t get used enough and I decided that Yahoo wasn’t going to get my cell phone number just to re-create my account. 😦 It seems like a cute and fun idea though, I love polka dots….on other people. 😉

    1. If you’d like to sew along, absolutely feel free too. 🙂 I think the originators of the Sewcialist website just picked Flickr as an easy way to share projects, if you want to. It’s definitely not a mandatory requirement, and I should have worded that part of my post more clearly. I’m planning to do a month end round up, and if you decide to sew along, and want to be included in that, feel free to send me an email (purlsandpleats[at]gmail[dot]com) with your pic, and I’ll add it in. But there’s no obligation to do that either. 😉

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