Two years ago, myself and six other lovely bloggers took part in a challenge to make one dress from the same pattern. The aim was to infuse the pattern with our own tastes and styles to eventually come up with a dress completely different to everyone else's, while still having the same base. And, well, we're doing it again! We couldn't believe it had been 2 years since we had done the original and thought it was high time to revisit the challenge again. Two years older and hopefully, two years wiser.
So, a reminder of who we are...
Marie from A Stitching Odyssey
Reana Louise from Reana Louise
Kat from Petticoats and Peplums
Rachel from My Messings
Amy from Sewing Through the Motions
Sam from Buckingham Road
This time, the challenge will happen over three blog posts, next week we will be talking about the inspiration for our dresses and any other tidbits we feel like sharing and then the following week we will be doing the big reveal.
Last time, I finished my challenge dress just before heading off to Vancouver for three weeks and this time around, I'm moving back home to New Zealand (!!). In fact, the movers have been and gone today with my sewing machine (and just about everything else we own...). I won't see it until late November now because there is also an epic Italian/UK adventure thingy happening in there as well. But never fear, I actually finished this dress and took photos of it a few weeks ago, because this little bunch of bloggers is so super organised that we planned this back in May!
We have chosen the Colette Patterns Macaron Dress as our base - an oldie but a goodie. This pattern has been on my 'To Make' list ever since it came out (a long time ago) and this challenge finally pushed me to get it done. And guess what? After I made my first dress, I hopped straight back to it and made a second dress. This pattern is pretty awesome, I'm wondering what on earth took me so long to make it!
Now for your chance to win!!
To celebrate the One Pattern Seven Bloggers project, we are hosting a huge giveaway thanks to 8 fabulous sponsors!
1 x Macaron Pattern thanks to Colette Patterns
1 x Macaron Pattern thanks to Guthrie & Ghani
1 x Macaron Pattern thanks to Stitch 56
1 x Pattern of your choice thanks to Sew Squirrel
1 x Colette Pattern of your choice thanks to Indie Stitches
1 x Colette Pattern of your choice thanks to The Haby Goddess
1 x $20 gift voucher thanks to Fabric Worm
1 x $30 gift voucher thanks to A Fashionable Stitch
To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post before Saturday 31st August with your email address! Make sure you head on over to all of the other participants blogs for up to 7 chances to win!
Terms & Conditions
- Prizes will be randomly allocated to each of the 8 winners across all seven blogs.
- One entry per blog.
- You can comment on each of the 7 blogs for 7 chances to win (!).
- The winners will be drawn and contacted by email on the 2nd September 2013.
I am so honoured to be included with this amazing bunch of sewing ladies. I've seen some sneak peaks of their dresses and they are rather fabulous!