It's sew-along time again folks!
This time round we will be sewing up the Mae blouse together. I am very, very excited about this sew-along, because this time round a couple of gracious and very generous sponsors have jumped on board and donated some fabulous prize for you guys to win!
So I hope you're ready to join me in this sew-along?!
Lets get started and cover the important business side of the sew-along first...
Start & Finish:
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Sew-along starts: 11th September 2013 - WednesdaySew-along finishes: 18th September - Wednesday
Plenty of time to get sorted before we start, with choosing your fabric and grabbing all the necessities to join in.
If you haven't yet already pick up a copy of the pattern, you can do that here.
The sew-along will run for a week and i will posting everyday throughout. It is quite a quick blouse to sew up so a week is more than enough time to get it done.
Can ya sew?
If you are a newbie on the sewing machine or have been sewing for yonks, then the Mae blouse suits you all. The Mae blouse is rated as a beginner pattern. And if you are a little unsure of sewing up the Mae blouse and the possibility of tackling the button holes in the back of the blouse and a scalloped neckline, don't fear I'm here too help! We will be covering these during the sew-along, and i will be holding your hand the whole way through. Hopefully you will pick up a few new & neat sewing skills along the way as well.
How this sew-along will roll:For the week that we shall sew the Mae blouse together, we will follow the below schedule:
* Getting started with the MAE sewing pattern, buying your fabric, sizing, tracing your pattern etc
* SBA & FBA adjustments
September 13th ( Friday the 13th!)
*Cut your fabric, apply interfacing, stay stitching & darts
* Shoulder seams, back bodice edge & neckline facings
*Attach the neckline facing and sewing with scallop the front neckline
*Armhole facings and attaching and bodice side seams
*Buttonholes & buttons and the final finishing touches & finish!!
Win some prizes!Let's get to the good bits of this post and check out the giveaway prizes. Again, I have been extremely lucky to have these sponsors on board supporting the Mae sew along, they're ace!
So listen up folks, there are 3 prizes to be given away to 3 lucky winners:
1 x $50 fabric voucher from Sewbox.
Check out the beautiful range of fabrics they have in stock, this voucher will get you some pretty cool fabric for your stash.
1 x Pattern voucher, for you to pick out any pattern of your choice from the Indie Stitches shop. This indie pattern shop caters for you, the lovers of Indie patterns as well as supports all of us indie pattern designers!
Can i enter?
Of course you can silly! Everyone can! This sew-along & contest is open to all everyone who lives in this damn fine world, oh and that sews.
What must one do to enter?OK here's how to enter the contest:
One must upload your completed Mae blouse photos onto the Bluegingerdoll Flickr group and also use the tag Mae on your photos to officially enter into the contest and go in the running to win the prizes. Don't tag, not entered - Easy.
The sew-along finishes up on the 18th of September, so you will need to have your photos uploaded to the Flickr group by 22nd Sunday (aest).
Myself and some other very helpful elves will be choosing several favorites ( depending on how many entries roughly between 5-10) from the Flickr group that will then be voted on by the sewing public, that means you fine folk out there, for the chance to win the cool prizes.
Voting will opened up here on the blog around the 23/24th September and close on the 27/28th September (aest).
After all the votes are tallied up, the winners will then be announced in the following days thereafter, here on the blog.
Grab thyself a button:If you care join me... then grab a button for your blog and share the love.
Wanna be social?Keep in touch with other sew-along participants, post your progress, ask any questions or simply have a gawk on the below social media stuff:
Instagram/bluegingerdoll - #bluegingerdoll or #maesewalong
(I post random photos of sewing, sneak peeks at things but mostly of my dogs..)
Twitter/bluegingerdoll - #bluegingerdoll or #maesewalong
( Where i sometimes rant)
Flickr.com/bluegingerdoll - #Mae
( Where YOU should upload your final Mae photos)
If you want to know more about the Mae sewing pattern, check out this post i recently i did on the reasons the Mae sewing pattern is on the awesome list.
Hope this Mae sew-along tickles ya fancy, cause it's going to be a good one!