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The Sew Bossy Initiative


I’m sure you’ve heard of Oona and Heather Lou’s recent ingenious sewing scheme, also known as, The Sew Bossy Initiative. The general idea behind this amazing challenge is to partner up with a long distance seamstress that you admire and swap a sewing project. This is a great way to bond with your fellow crafty pals while pushing yourself to try something new. Pretty neat, huh? I think so! Heather suggests sending a pattern, fabric, notions, and any other special somethings you’d like to send along to your sew bossy buddy to help them complete their project chosen by you.

I first heard about this challenge on Oona’s blog when she shared her super awesome dress. (Heather’s dress is equally amazing!)

Needless to say, I was overwhelmed with awesomeness and intrigue and decided I was going to pounce on this opportunity to boss someone around. I was super excited to notice a certain someone who also commented on the Sew Bossy Initiative page, so I hit her up on Twitter immediately and suggested we give it a go.

So who did I lure into my Sew Bossy web?!


The gorgeous and very talented, Miss Julia Bobbin! Julia has a real knack for matching tailored silhouettes with solid colors and classic prints (see her amazing projects here). I want to send Julia a project that she’ll really love, so I’m not going to push her too far from her comfort zone, but I’m seeing a real lack of “Rochelle” type prints in Julia’s wardrobe 😉 😉

Julia is a brand new mother so I’m sure she’ll appreciate a super cheery, comfortable dress that’s also super washable. You know I love quilting cotton for those exact properties. Expect a true Julia-Rochelle love child of a sewing project here!

This is going to be so awesome. 

There is no time limit or deadline with The Sew Bossy Initiative so I think it’s a perfect challenge for any seamstress with far away friends. There are some other amazing ladies out there that I’d love to do a vintage project swap with in the future (Erin, Sarah, and Tasha to name a few!) but for this specific challenge I think Julia and I have such great complementary styles that would really benefit from being bossed around 😉

Stay tuned to see how this challenge unfolds!