Sewcialists, we have a mini challenge for you, and we think you are going to love it!
You have one week (Wednesday, March 25th to Tuesday, March 31st) to sew a project inspired by the year you were born!
We’re looking forward to seeing projects inspired by a range of decades, from the 2000s to the 1940s.
Perhaps you’ll choose to recreate a garment from an old family photograph, to make something inspired by a celebrity, or to sew a pattern release from the year you were born. You can interpret the challenge any way you like; start a new project from scratch, refashion an existing item, or finish a WIP.
Share your plans and progress with us and follow along using #SewcialistsMiniChallenge on Instagram
This is a genius idea. No shortage of creativity amongst the Sewcialist editorial team!
Oh this is hilariously brilliant!!!! 1972…… hmmmmmm
Oh, love this! Any idea if there’s an online pattern library/encyclopedia we could use as a jumping off point? I don’t own many (any?) 80s patterns!
This site has lots of patterns by decade
Thanks, Susan! 😀
I’m so excited!!!!
Your 60’s inspiration looks very much like the Simple Sew Anneka tunic pattern which I already own.
A fun idea – one I shall just watch though! 1968 – I was thinking a short shift dress with matching headscarf!
Oh, well, it’s gonna take me more than three days to do this. Still gonna do it on my own timeline tho, it sounds fun.
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I just read a comment about not ironing or tacking, she never does either. over the years (60) I havnt tacked or ironed。 But now in the past 2-3 years I have found ironing my projects as I go makes it all so much easier & neater. ⛤⁉
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