One of my favourite aspects of the online sewing community is the diversity in what we choose to sew. At least half the blogs I follow are filled with things I would never sew for myself – but I’m so inspired and motivated to see other people sewing what they love!
At the top of the pack is Dolly Clackett – aka. Roisin. She churns out super-cute fit-and-flare dresses at the speed of light, and always pairs them with the most twee and adorable shoes. Completely opposite to what I sew and wear, but damn, she makes it look FUN to get dressed! I’ve always admired that Roisin described herself and a blend between fashion blogger and sewing blogger – she is dedicated to her everyday look and she’s (rightly) proud of it! I love the colours and prints she chooses, and the fact that she might be the only person I know who sews patterns more repeatedly than I do! (Plus, you know, she used to be a teacher, so she must be cool!😉
All of which is my way of saying: Roisin is awesome. Awesome enough to inspire Sarah, a local blogger friend of mine, to create a sewing challenge in honour of Roisin’s upcoming wedding!
Here are the rules:
- The contest will run from February 23 – April 23, 2014, ending one month prior to Roisin’s wedding.
- Roisin will be judging all entries and picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
- Contestants can earn extra entries sewing with her favourite patterns, but any dress pattern that emulates Roisin’s style is great.
- Only dresses made during the contest are eligible.
- The goal is to create a dress in homage to her lovely style!
There are some great prizes:
- £50 gift voucher for Berylune
- By Hand London Anna and Elisalex patterns
- Christine Haynes Emery pattern
- Colette Patterns pattern of your choice
- $75 Hart’s Fabric gift certificate
- Sewaholic pattern of your choice
If you are interested in participating, check out Sarah’s Blog, Rhinestones and Telephones, for more details. I’m dying to see how people style their dresses – Does anyone have shoes to rival Roisin’s? Can they find a red door to pose in front of? Myself, I’m awfully tempted to finally buy the BHL Anna dress pattern… especially if I could make it in a knit! ;)