Sew Along: The Details

So 345 of you voted for our first “Sew Along” pattern here on the blog, and the winner (by only 4 votes) was Carina Gardner’s “Playdate Outfit”!

I’m really excited to sew from this pattern because I think this outfit is very versatile and will be great for just running around outside this summer.  You can choose to sew a dress, blouse, capri pants or shorts.

So here are some of the details that may interest you in regards to the “Sew Along“:

1.  Start Date: Sew Along starts Monday, June 27th, 2011.  By then you should make sure that you have your pattern and whatever fabric and notions you plan on using.  We will sew along each day and have our looks finished by the end of the week.

2.  Pattern Purchasing: Terri, from Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops is offering a 15% discount on your total purchase from her shop through Sunday, June 19, 2011.  Right now you can pre-order the pattern and Terri will make sure to have it to you before the sew along begins on June 27th.  You can also use the 15% off on anything else in her shop such as fabric, notions, trims, ect. that you may want to purchase to create your “Playdate Outfit” look.  Use the code: SEWALONG to receive your exclusive discount.

Click HERE to pre-order your Carina Gardner “Playdate Outfit” pattern.

3.  Contest: Also we have decided to turn this sew along into a fun little contest if any of you are interested.  When you have completed your look after the sew along, I would ask that you upload a picture of your look to The Cottage Home Flickr Group.  Feel free to get creative with the pattern whether that be the fabrics you choose or altering the design.  From there Terri and I will narrow the field down to the finalists and then you all will be able to vote on your favorite look.  The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops.
4.  The Cottage Mama Sewing Kit: Finally, for those of you not sure about what fabrics and trims you would like to use. I will be creating my own look for the “Playdate Outfit” and putting together a “kit” you can purchase through my etsy shop.  The kit will include all of the different fabrics and trims that I used so you can recreate one of my looks exactly.  I know finding the right designer fabrics and trims can be tricky so I am going start offering these “kits” to make life a little easier for those of you wanting to sew a boutique look for your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, ect.  I will hopefully have this “kit” ready for you all in the next week or so.
So, those are the details.  I can’t wait to receive my pattern and get started, how about you?  I know many of your were interested in sewing the Pink Fig and the Oliver + S patterns, so if this Sew Along goes well, perhaps we will have to sew those patterns together in the future!
I hope you will all join me in this Sew Along.  Head on over to Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops and pick up your pattern!  Anyone going to be interested in purchasing a “kit”?  If you have any questions, feel free to email me or just leave a comment!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. Ordered my pattern!! I’m so excited to be sewing with you..the sewalong discount coupon did not work though. I sent the ladies a message about it.

  2. I would be interested in a kit for the sew along. Not many fabric shops in my area, so it would save me a trip to the city:)
    mjbrueggemann at hotmail dot com

  3. Anonymous says

    Darn…the pattern doesn’t come in a small enough size 🙁

  4. So excited to participate in the Sew Along! I just pre ordered the pattern. Now for the hard part…deciding what fabric to use!

  5. ordered the pattern! so excited!

  6. I ordered the pattern and my fabric! I can’t wait to get sewing.

  7. Hi! I just Googled ‘sew along June 2011’ and your blog post came up! I’m excited. I’ve never followed a ‘sew along’ before but I love to sew and need some inspiration for some clothing for my girls. So maybe this will be it! I’m about to click order on my pattern. I don’t see any kits in your Etsy shop (which has beautiful pieces I must say!!) but I may see if I can just sew from my stash anyway.

  8. Lindsay, I happened upon your Sew Along by accident, but was excited to see it. Can you tell me a little bit more about how it will work..such as…Will you just post a day by day blog? or how will we sew along? Sorry, but this is my first “Sew Along”..I work a full time day time job, just making sure I will be able to keep up. Thanks. Brenda

  9. I just (on the last day) ordered my pattern and fabric from FF&L. This is my first time ordering fabric online, so I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll love the fabric when it arrives. 🙂

    I entered the discount code and it worked perfectly.