It is here - the month long sewing extravaganza that is 'Sew Yourself Some Love'. This month we are encouraging women to take a moment of time to care for themselves so that they can better care for their families, friends, and other loved ones in their lives. We hope you all feel encouraged, uplifted, and cared for in this month long journey - and beyond.
In an effort to encourage you to maybe take the first step of sewing for yourself, or maybe the step of sharing pictures of those creations with us; we have arranged some fabulous prizes for you to enter to win. We are calling them 'Build a Better Wardrobe' Prizes. You may be a lucky lady with a gorgeous closet full of things that fit you perfectly and you love to wear, but my closet is not quite up to that standard. My closet has clothes in it.... it does, but half of them don't fit me, a quarter of the remaining are fancy dresses that I have no occasion to wear, and the remaining quarter are a mixture of pieces from the last decade that I struggle to mix and match into a semblance of an ensemble that looks remotely good on me and is comfortable. Hey, I chase after three toddlers all day long - if it isn't comfortable, I am not wearing it! The result is a cacophony of the haphazard... and that isn't the reflection of who I am and who I am created to be that I want to show the world. Check out this great article from our friends at Colette on being a Wardrobe Architect.
If you are anything like me, these prizes are for you!!! Jam packed with fabric, womens patterns, and some fun accessories - we hope that these will give you just the nudge you were looking for to join in on the adventure!
So HOW DO YOU WIN?????
Well we will have two ways to enter to win one of THREE fabulous prizes.
First there will be our Self Care Sewing Link Up Party. You can enter ANYTHING that you sew for yourself this month - clothing, accessory, bag, etc... There will be two prizes with the Link Up Party. One will be a Judges Choice, and the other will be a Random Generator - so every single entry has two chances to win!!!! We really want this to be an opportunity to love and encourage one another - so comment on one another's creations, inspire one another to try new techniques, and of course participate by sharing your creations. The Link Up Party is now OPEN!!!
Second, we have our Big Giveaway through Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post... so show some love and support to our awesome sponsors and affiliates by liking their Facebook Pages and you'll be entered to win!!!
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?????
The amazing ladies from Simple Simon & Co, Elizabeth and liZ will be joining us as judges. These women know a thing or two about sewing and fashion.... and sewing competitions! They are the masterminds behind Project Run and Play and Project Sewn, and we are so excited that they have taken some time out of their very busy schedules to help us out.
Tina from Bee Quilted & More has a long list of sewing accolades, and now with her own shop, knows quite a bit about fabric as well. She joins us as Judge #3
We round out our judging panel with Danielle of Whimsical Fabric. She sells fabric, patterns, and blanks over at her shop and hosts sewalongs throughout the year on her blog to help introduce you to new pattern designers or styles.
Then, we will also have a Rafflecopter Giveaway for everyone to enter with the Third Prize.
So, WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?????
Well, I am so glad you asked - we have some great things for you!!!
Link Up Party : Judges Choice
3 Yards of Fabric from SisBoom
Bundle of all FIVE Women's Patterns from Everything Your Mama Made
Fabric From Windham Fabric
1/4 yard bundle of Shades of Grey from Organic Cotton
Cloche Hat PDF Pattern from Stitchwerx Designs
Link Up Party: Self Care Prize
5 half yard cuts of Joel Dewberry From The Bailey Girls
Azeala Hat Pattern from Stitchwerx Designs
5 Pattern Pack From Jocole
Fat Quarter Bundle from Camelot Fabrics
3 yards of Shades of Grey from Organic Cotton
Norah Pendant from the Spring Line of Stella&Dot
Sew Yourself Some Love Giveaway
Melanie (Mommy&Me) PDF Pattern from Mod Kid Boutique
Laurel PDF Pattern by Colette Patterns
3 Patterns of Choice from Greenstyle Creations
1 Pattern of Choice from Blank Slate Patterns
Casual Lady PDF Pattern from Go To Patterns
Julia Sweater and Caroline Dress PDF Patterns from Mouse House Creations
Penelope Peplum PDF Pattern from See Kate Sew
Azeala and Cloche Hat PDF Pattern Bundle from Stitchwerx Designs
3 Yards of Micheal Miller 'Don't let the bird do the dishes' from Bee Quilted
The Nicola PDF Pattern From Victory Patterns
3 yard Knit Fabric Bundle of Choice from Whimsical Fabric
'Sew Blessed' Necklace from Rising Dawn Boutique
One Size Infinity Scarf from the shop for mama & a matching bow for daughter from My Little Nuggets
Enter here to win the 'Sew Yourself Some Love' Prize... The LINK UP PARTY is now open, so head over there to link up and win!