We’re back with a classic Sewcialist challenge: Tribute Month!
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so let’s pay tribute to our favourite sewcialists by copying their style!
Chose someone online or IRL whose sewing you adore, and take inspiration from a project, technique, sense of style or attitude. You could copy an outfit directly, or just ask yourself, “What would they sew with this fabric?” At its heart, Tribute Month is a chance to let people know that they inspire you. It’s a way to spread the love and celebrate each other!
Tribute Month is also a great chance to push your comfort zone:
- Do you always play it safe? Choose someone who inspires you to be bold with colour and proportion, like Oona, Jasika, Mary Alice or Anna.
- Is your wardrobe lacking interesting basics or workwear? Take a page from Carolyn, Margo or Meg.
- Wanna be an Indie It Girl for a day? You can do it! Study what works for Sophie, Heather, or Sharadha.
The rules are loose: make anything you want, inspired in any way, by anyone! Submit your makes to our round-up at the end of the month by tagging us on Instagram (@sewcialists) and using the hashtags #sewcialists #tributemonthsewing . You can also email your photo/blog link to firstname.lastname@example.org !
I’ve got some great bloggers booked to write posts in August of their Tribute Month makes, and hopefully some inspiration posts too. You can also look back at last time we did Tribute Month in our round-up here!
Who inspires you? I’d love to hear about a time you copied someone directly, or bought a pattern or fabric just because someone else made it look fabulous!
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