I was rooting for Scraptember but it seems Jen (@makerheart) has big plans for a jacket or a coat or whatnot. (That means you have time to amass more scraps in your bin(s) until Scrapvember. bwhahahaha)
So yeah. Tackle that jacket or coat project and you'll be ready for the fall.
We've got a sweet sewing friend, Gwyn (she's @clever_colleen) that wants to share her favorite fabric with the world. She's offering up 2 yards of "The Best Fabric Ever" to be given away this month. She says-
My plans? Not entirely sure yet. I do know I do have the materials for at least one Halifax hoodie that I've been neglecting to actually make.
A slower month for Sewing Together means I can actually tackle a round-up.
Asheley of @terrapinnasews was our winner with her Halifax hoodie.
Michelle of @sewjourners shared a sneak peek of her fall Wiksten Kimono with us.
Sonya at @handmadebymrsk shared a scrumptious cardigan that I’d love for myself right about now. Also that rib fabric! <3
And Erin, @vinthillknits, stunned us with her recreation of a favorite rtw jacket. AMAZING, Erin.
I’d love to see what this cutie is sewing up! <3
When I first suggested a free for all as a theme, Jen laughed at me and said I was spiraling. And then I explained that the idea was simply to sew using free patterns. There's loads out there and many are great! Maybe you have a favorite that has become a tried and true. Maybe it's time to try some new ones. Maybe you've already downloaded or even printed them out. Sew them! Share them. We love being sewcial with you.
I've got a couple of suggestions to get you started if you need a jumping off point (because pinterest is bananas anymore and I'm not going to suggest you go down that broken rabbit hole)-
A peplum, wide leg pants, a boxy top (first on my list), a jumpsuit AND MANY MORE. All free.
You'll find a whole collection of free patterns in the Dropbox album linked in the post! I've only tried Diana (I don't even like spaghetti straps but I'm gonna make a not-an-Ogden-cami anyway), but there's plenty of free sewing opportunities here. (Thanks, Gwyn, for finding this treasure trove.)
Over a dozen simple freebies here.
After I started this post, Gwyn also shared Robynne's "Complete list of almost free patterns." The list is now maintained on her blog and it's a pretty comprehensive list of the patterns offered by indie designers for free in exchange for joining their facebook group.
I hope you enjoy your summer, folks! Hopefully you can splurge on extra fabric since you've saved some dollars by working with free patterns. :)
Edited to add-
LA Finch Fabrics has generously offered to sponsor this session!
Be sure to use the #letssewthistogether hashtag on Instagram between July 1st and August 31st, 2018 when sharing your makes to be entered.
Thank you for sharing your free pattern makes with us this summer! We were overwhelmed by your entries and your tremendous creativity. The first few months of #letssewthistogether we were able to round up and thank everyone individually for their contribution(s). We can't keep up with your pace any longer, though!
Please note! My attempt to credit each the pictures above didn't work out as planned. I'm working on attributing the makers and linking the patterns properly.- I believe I've corrected this! (but it's best to view this gallery on a computer aka not mobile.)
Also- congrats to our random winner, Gwyneth (@clever_colleen). Seems sewing all those Plantains really paid off! That red one is particularly lucky!
They say May showers bring June flowers, right?
Sew any floral fabric with us in June. Bonus points* for Les Fleurs.
*Bonus points redeemable for my love and admiration.
Actually! Jen is offering a legit prize!!
I'm behind on the round up, but it's coming!
No. It's not. I'm clearly not doing a round-up.
Congrats to Elizabeth, though. Her tropical kimono was randomly drawn as the winning post for June.
We've had some random snow storms in Ohio this month, but yesterday is was 85 degrees and 80 the day before. I HAD TO TURN ON THE AC LAST NIGHT. It got me thinking I need to start working on the things I want to be wearing this summer.
(Now I know, I've still got a bag to make for this month...Edited to add- IT'S DONE!)
For May's #letssewthistogether, we're sewing summer foundation pieces. Tops and bottoms in white that will pair with those other bright and bold pieces in our summer wardrobes. A white tee. A white button up/down. White cropped pants. A classy white jean jacket. Pull the whites from your fabric library and Let's Sew Them Together!
And bonus!! LA Finch Fabrics is sponsoring May's sewing session! Josie has a 6 yard case of knits we'll be giving away to a participant. (International sewers welcome, shipping charges due.)
You can use any fabric you've got that's mostly white to sew with us, but we're giving bonus points for using Finch-sourced materials and there will be a bonus prize ($10 UpCraft Club credit) for one random participant.
So pull out all your white (or mostly white) fabric. If you don't have something in your stash already, show our sponsor some love and check Finch's stock first-
Sew it together. Share it. Win some Finch.
We look forward to sewing together with you.
Round up time!
Meg (@cookinandcraftin) tagged 2 gorgeous white linen tops! Meg is always so classy; she's totally one of my idols.
Everything Brittani (@untitledthoughts) sews is jaw dropping. Check out all 3 of these amazing sews.
Like, whoa, right?
We were in awe of these hand-basted pockets by Anne (@anne.makes.things) which are obviously perfect on her layering shirt.
Anne also sewed an embroidered tank using the Kate pattern from Tessuti.
How perfect is this striped top by Sonya (@handmadebymrsk)? She says Constance is a go to for her. I'll be checking that pattern out!
Check this gorgeous spread by Sonya (@handmadebymrsk)!
And last, but not least is Gwyn (@clever_colleen)'s rainbow coverstitched Artic racer tank (Harristar patterns/shop closed).
We sewed bags, man!
Check out what we all sewed together-
Sarah (@rocketsarah) made a delicious Traverse bag.
A sweet Double Zip Pouch came off Brianne (@bricarfty)'s machine.
I think I was the last one to finish. The blog post for my Caravan Tote is here.
We had a terribly hard time narrowing down the options for this month. When we put it to a vote it ended essentially in a tie, so we left it to sewer's choice of any of these from La Finch Fabrics.
February is a few days shorter than the rest (and maybe I got distracted by #nofearnewjeans month), so we extended this session through mid-March.
This is the only one still be available-
Jennilee was the first to share her hoodie.
Brianne joined in!