Yay! I won the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest!

Hi, thanks to everyone who voted for me! I’m so happy to announce that I actually won a sewing contest! Woot!

How did this happen? Well, Mari of Seamster Patterns organized the second Sewing Indie Month this year, hosting it on Sew Independent. Last year I had entered the Dressed to the Nines contest and was a finalist with my first Anna Dress. This year I entered the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest (you can see all the entries there). I needed more casual clothes in my wardrobe. To enter, you just had to make something from one of the participating indie designers in the month of September and post your photo by Oct. 11. I had already purchased the A-Frame skirt pattern by Blueprints for Sewing back in June so I made that skirt (pictured below). You can see more photos of my skirt on this post and read about construction details here.

Everyday Casual Sewalong Prizes - Sewing Indie Month 2015 - csews.com

Mary of Idle Fancy hosted the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest. Thanks for hosting, Mary! And thanks so much to Mari for organizing Sewing Indie Month! You put together some excellent prize packages!

Here’s what I got:

WOW – A huge THANK YOU to all the participating designers and companies! I lost my job on September 30 when the publication I had worked for shut down. So finishing my skirt gave me something to do in the aftermath. And winning this contest is really wonderful. I look forward to sewing these great patterns. Thanks again to everyone who voted for my skirt! 🙂


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9 Responses to “Yay! I won the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest!”

  1. November 9, 2015 at 1:40 am #

    Conradulations! Your skirt was the best entry anyway 🙂 A well deserved win 🙂

  2. October 15, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Congrats on the win! Your skirt turned out great. Sorry to hear about your job. But look at it this way, you can get a lot of sewing and projects done. Being unemployed really sucks at the time, but having been in your position before, I now look back at that time as a really fruitful and productive time for me. I hope you find it the same.

    • October 15, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

      Thank you! It’s quite thrilling to win! So glad you like the skirt, too. I’m enjoying going to yoga classes and working on other projects. 🙂

  3. October 14, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    Well done, I love your skirt its stylish and casual, the fabric is perfect for Blueprints it looks architectural . I made the Saltbox top, it’s a great sew and a great way to use one metre impulse buys & precious scraps.

    • October 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

      Thank you! I really like that fabric, too. I still have more yardage so I’ll be making something else with it. I love stashbusting patterns. 😉

  4. October 13, 2015 at 2:35 am #

    Deserved winner enjoy your prizes. Sorry to hear about your work situation hope you find something that brings you happiness.

    • October 13, 2015 at 10:03 am #

      I’m sure I’ll have a lot of fun with the prizes. Thank you! I’m enjoying my time off.


  1. Quick Tips on Sewing Knits - C Sews - October 17, 2015

    […] At this meetup, we held a pattern giveaway for two indie patterns – the Blueprints for Sewing A-Frame skirt and the Rose Hip Tights by Seamster Patterns. Thanks to Taylor and Mari for donating their patterns for our giveaway! (I bought the A-Frame pattern in June and finished it just in time to enter it in the Everyday Casual Sewalong Contest – and won! You can read about it here.) […]

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