Tasha and I have been mulling over this idea for a while now and are excited to finally announce our newest sewing collaboration: Fall For Cotton! In short, this is a sew along for those who, like us, love sewing vintage styles and think cotton fabric is amazing. This is not a sewing competition. This is a fun way to challenge yourself by limiting your fabric choices, sewing a vintage style, meeting a deadline, and making new friends! Intrigued? Great! Here’s what you need to know…
Any vintage decade is fair game (and by vintage we mean 1920’s through 70’s!) but you’re only allowed to use fabric that is 100% cotton. You heard right! It must be 100% cotton.
Quilting cottons would be an obviously acceptable choice, but flannel, twill, corduroy, voile, broadcloth, sateen, and chambray (to name a few) are also allowed. Get it? If it’s cotton, it’s all good!
This sewalong will work much like Sew For Victory did. You can pick your own pattern and work at your own pace. You can use a true vintage pattern, a reproduction pattern, or any modern pattern that helps you recreate your vintage look. We’re officially kicking off today, giving you about two weeks to gather your supplies, so we can start sewing on the 1st of September. It doesn’t matter when you actually start sewing, as long as you have your finished project photographed and uploaded to the Fall For Cotton Flickr Pool by the end of Monday September 30th.
We encourage everyone to join us on Flickr and upload photos of your inspirations and your progress, and get involved in the discussions along the way. Use the hashtag #fallforcotton on twitter and instagram to check in with your fellow sewalongers and show off what you’re making!
Tasha and I will be posting some inspiration and helpful hints once we get started in September, so be sure to follow along on our blogs. Are you excited?! We certainly are!
So here’s the low down:
-Join the Flickr group Fall For Cotton and introduce yourself in the discussion
-Pick a pattern that helps you recreate a garment from your favorite vintage decade: 1920’s through 70’s
-Pick any fabric that’s 100% cotton
-Start gathering supplies now, with a plan to start sewing on September 1st
-Have your finished garment photographed and uploaded to Flickr by the end of Monday September 30th
-One finished project = one chance to win some awesome prizes at the end of the sewalong!
Now grab a button and spread the word!
Fall For Cotton Button – 300 px wide
Fall For Cotton Button – 200 px wide
Code for 200px button, copy and paste this in your sidebar.
Again, this is not a sewing competition. This is a fun way to challenge yourself by limiting your fabric choices, sewing a vintage style, meeting a deadline, and making new friends!
Let’s do this 🙂