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What’s going on?! {+ a new Pinterest board}

2014 April 17

In lieu of a quiet book post tutorial today, I thought I would start something new! I’ve noticed quite a few events happening in blogland. Seems everyone is collaborating with each other to create more and more sewing contests, sew-alongs and sales. Things like Project Run and Play and Kids Clothes Week are great places to collaborate and sew “together” with other like-minded individuals!

As I added them to my paper calendar I thought that there should be a better way to keep track of the many opportunities there are available. Not to mention the giveaways, link-ups and contests that go along with them. So, I did what every other like-minded individual is doing when keeping track of the interweb, I started a new Pinterest board of course! The “Sewing Events” Pinterest board will contain all of the events I run across as I get to them, and I will do my best to keep it updated properly. Here are just a few things that are already happening or coming up…

Elegance & Elephants
Elegance and Elephants is hosting a new series where you sew something for your kids. The catch is that they pick the fabric, outfit and accessories! I’d love to see what my girls would come up with, so I’m hoping to play along. You can link up your projects from May 1st to 9th. There are even 3 prizes to be awarded on May 11th.

The Spring Top Sewalong has been going since 2009. The concept is that you sew something for yourself for spring, because you need a few new things to brighten up your wardrobe right?! Link up your photos in the provided Flickr pool, and could be featured on Rae’s blog as well. The Spring Top Sewalong started this Monday (14th) and will finish up on May 11th.

Need an excuse to sew for yourself? I know I always get caught up in sewing for my kids and my projects get put on the back burner. Here’s your permission to sew for yourself. Selfish Sewing Week happens from April 28th – May 3rd. Conveniently right in the middle of the Spring Top Sewalong, so you can enter both at the same time. Sounds good to me!

This one is my favorite of them all! The Sew Fab Pattern Sale is an amazing deal if you like to sew for kids and for yourself. The sale happens twice a year – the spring bundle this year starts May 5th and only lasts 1 week! I bought the Spring and Fall patterns last year and they are not to be missed. The sale is comprised of many indie designers’ patterns at a deeply discounted price. I can’t wait to see what is in this spring’s bundle!

What are you participating in? Let me know and I’ll see if I can add it to the Pinterest board. The more events the better!

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  1. April 18, 2014

    Great idea this pinterest board! All sewing is on the back burner overhere, becouse of some home ‘makeover’ that’s going on here. But I’m hoping to participate in Fashion Revelution Day on April 24. This is in rememberance of the desaster of the factory that colapsed in Bangladesh on April 24 2013. The post with all info about it is here: and I’ve written about it here:

    • April 22, 2014

      Thanks Mirjam. I was hoping to do that as well. I will add it to the board. :)

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