Sewcialists, THANK YOU! When I relaunched the Sewcialists blog in June, I really wasn’t sure if it would take off. Would anyone want to take part? It’s be such a joy to see the community grow this summer, and I’m so excited about where we are going next. (Spoilers: digging deep into who we are as sewists, and an upcoming vote on our next theme challenges!) Thank you to all the volunteers behind the scenes who have been writing, editing, and organizing posts three times a week for the past two months! And thank you, our readers, for taking part!
Now, on to our final round up! You can check out the first 3 round up posts here: 1, 2 and 3! This month was all about paying tribute to inspiring sewists, and I think it really highlighted how awesome our community is!
Truly, Clever Tinker needs more of this gorgeous green in her wardrobe!
It's #tributemonthsewing and I'm playing along with the @sewcialists I can certainly attribute my new found love of green to @joliesbobines 💚💚Forest green viscose from @atelierbrunette Vintage Pattern #style2929 Details on the blog. #sewcialist #sewing #vintagepattern #isew #imakemyclothes #imakefashion
There’s no one that handles colour and shape quite like Sue from A Colourful Canvas!
Andie knocked it out of the park on the blog with her Wonder Woman tribute to Tanya!
Continuing the nerdy theme, Emma made a Harry Potter dress!
Last picture now, I promise but don't forget to check out my bloggiversary post ☝️ ☝️ and giveaway (check earlier posts to enter) This dress was also made to tribute the super amazing @sewpositivity for @sewcialists #tributemonthsewing. We just need to find out #slytherin #sewer to complete the set! Fabric from @frumbleuk and pattern is @simplicitynewlook Simplicity 6393
There were a few tributes to Carolyn from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic, and for good reason!
I love this fresh and chic gingham!
Last day of August #tributemonthsewing and I dedicated my make to @rosabella.angelica who continues to be one of my biggest sewing inspirations. I keep admiring her makes but never how to implement them for myself since we're so different in size and frame. I found this cheapo gingham at a sale and just went for it! 💪 I knew that the @simplicitynewlook 6493 jumpsuit pattern has lots of ease in the top, so even tho it doesn't come in my size, I knew it could work. For the pants I adjusted them to be shaped like the Roehampton Culottes, cause I know @thatwendyward's patterns fit me great. I love how it turned out and would've never thought I could pull off this look if it hadn't been for this little challenge. Thanks @sewcialists!
🍍📌📌blog post now live #linkinbio 📌📌 🍍 My first #tributemonthsewing make with thanks to @sewcialists: @Simplicity_creative_group 1344 in 🍍🍍print from @luckyfashionsdewsbury inspired by @pigeonwishes and @gabberdashery and their love of funky fruity prints. A little nod to @sewvee and @rhiannonbrum whose influence will be more apparent in the next instalment… #sewcialists #simplicity1334 #sewingforkids #pineapples #family #isew #handmadewardrobe
It's time for #tributemonthsewing from @sewcialists ! I made a self-drafted wrap-back top and drawstring-waist skirt as a nod to the everyday elegant style of seamstress and pattern designer @annaallenclothing . Details are on my blog. #sewcialists #sewing #selfdrafted #diyfashion #slowfashion #bookandneedlesewing
My final contribution to @sewcialists #tributemonthsewing : the Big Small's two piece outfit (to which we will add a skirt) made in Dutch wax print from @bm_fabrics and inspired by @sewvee and @rhiannonbrum 💚💙. It looks awesome worn as a mock playsuit and will be great as separates too. Pattern: @simplicity_creative_group 1334. #waxhollandais #waxprint #sewing #sewcialists #dressmaker #sewingblogger #isew #naaienvoorkinderen #sewingforkids #peplum #naaien #nähen #coudre #memadeeveryday
2017 was the summer of the caftan, and Stitcher’s Daughter is definitely living her best caftan life!
Cute kid alert!!!
Another holiday post as part of @sewcialists #tributemonthsewing this time it is Pie and Pop in tribute to the lovely @e_shimokawa between the obligatory spinning they are squeezing in just a few other holiday activities that the @madeit_patterns #spindress is perfect for. Emi and her daughters' love for this pattern inspired all 3 of us. Pop is wearing the pink panda dress Pie made her for their birthday.
I love this maxi dress tribute to Margo from Creating in the Gap!
I can't count how many times Margo from @creatinginthegap has made something and I have shamelessly copied her. For tribute month I chose to make m7591 with rayon challis from my favorite fabric source @blackbirdfabrics Thanks to margo's blog post I knew to look out for some fit issues. I crossed the fronts over an additional inch and sewed the shoulders with a 1.5" seam allowance. I also added pockets. This has been worn a bunch and it's really comfy! #sewcialist #tributemonthsewing #m7591 #mccallpatterncompany
Isn’t this two-piece outfit chic?
Second and third #summerofbasics garments, squeaking in under the wire! Apologies for the bad photo exposure; black and white garments play together in person, and rebel in photos! The skirt is a lovely flared #Burda Mini Flounce Skirt (09/2015, #102), not an amorphous black blob. It's sewn in black rayon stretch georgette. The top is my Columba boxy top pattern, in a light and airy windowpane check cotton shirting. I was inspired by @kristi_sweetkm and @randomly_happy 's lou box top from @sewdiyblog and Maya top from @marillawalker , respectively. Can you tell I've really been loving Elizabeth Suzann this summer? #tributemonthsewing #handmadewardrobe#selfdraftedpattern #patternmaking
PinsandPinot made a dreamy sundress… this picture makes it feel like summer will never end!
just barely squeaking this in, but here is my addition to #tributemonthsewing!! I made this dress up as I'd originally planned, and it was just a little too sugary sweet (even for me!)… so what do you do? add a few black buttons to even it out, a la @stitchymavensews!! sugary sweet fruit Kim dress and faux buttons for the win. thanks for hosting such a fun topic, @sewcialists!!⠀ •⠀ •⠀ dress: handmade by me 🙋🏼⠀ pattern: Kim dress from By Hand London⠀ fabric: Yuma Lemons in Glare by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics 🍋 ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #kimdress #byhandlondon #byhandlondonkim #isew #memade #sewersofinstagram #sewcialists #handmade #diyfashion #dressmaker #madewithfabric #agfmakersspotlight #imademyclothes #sewing #barijcolor #handmadewardrobe #makethingsnotwar #summersewing #ootd #handmadeootd #princessseams #pintucks
Desiree emailed us this elegant Keilo dress, inspired by Jasika – who, for my money, is one of the most inspiring sewists out there!
See? Marcy got inspired by Jasika too!
Hello little pair of booty shorts! I ADORE YOU! Even AFTER I realized (this morning; when I thought "I should make a matching blazer!") that none of this was my idea. Totally copying @jasikaistrycurious. I have no regrets. Especially cuz it's a @mimigstyle pattern, so two of my favorite ladies are ON MY BOOTY 🤸🏼♂️❗️#winning #simplicitypatterns #s8222 #mimigstyle #tropical #shortshorts #sewcialists #tributemonthsewing 😬
Marcy also did a post for us about this fabulous maxi!
When your dress has a bit of fluff on it 😂. 'SUP #sewcialists ! Got a #tributemonthsewing dress made with three gorgeous ladies in mind: @sarahjw70 ❤️ @gilliancrafts ❤️and @diaryofasewingfanatic ❤️You can see it on the @sewcialists blog! (And check out these wonderfully talented women, if you haven't already 💕) #sewing #isew #sewingisfun #maxidress #stripes #florals
My fellow teacher and Toronto sewist Andrea squeaked in her first-ever button-up just in time!
If we have missed your creation, PLEASE let us know below and we’ll add it in! We tried hard to catch everyone, and we don’t want to make any mistakes!
And with that – Tribute Month is over! We’ll have voting next week for upcoming themes and a few discussion posts each month, but other than that, the blog will go dormant for a while, until we gear up for our next theme month in November!
Thank you, everyone! What did you think of Tribute Month?