Monday, October 1, 2012

Sew Colette 2.0: Peony Kick-Off!



I am really excited about this month's project for Sew Colette 2.0: the Peony dress.  I made a plaid version of Peony last year and practically wore it to death!  I am looking forward to adding another version to my handmade wardrobe.

We've got some fantastic posts lined up for you for this project, including guest poster, tips, and techniques.  I know that we have some beginners with us on this project and we plan to review a lot of techniques to make this experience as fun as possible!


Colette Peony
Hillary's beautiful Peony


In addition, Rochelle, Erin, and I have been cooking up a great little tool to help with measurements, which we think you'll all love.  As well, the lovely folks at Harts Fabric are our sew-along sponsors for this project and have offered up an amazing giveaway for one lucky Peony participant.....

a gift certificate for $100 for Harts Fabric!!

Holy cow, right?!   The drawing for the gift certificate will be held at the end of this project and is open to everyone who is sewing a Peony dress with us.  A photo of your finished Peony must be uploaded in the sew-along Flickr group by the end of the project.  Rochelle, Erin, and I were beyond thrilled when Amy and her team offered this incredible prize and would like to say how much we appreciate their generosity.

This week we'll be reviewing how to take accurate measurements and chatting about muslins.  If there is anything in particular you would like covered, please leave us a comment on our blogs or in the sew-along Flickr group.

fall palette challenge - Peony!
Meleliza's pretty pink Peony


Peony Project Schedule:
Week of October 1st: Sew-Along Kick-Off (Muslins, measurements, etc)
Week of October 8th: Fabulous Fit
Week of October 15th: It's All About Fabric!
Weeks of October 22nd - 31st: Be Our Guest
Week of November 5th: Peony Parade - be sure to upload your finished dress into the sew-along Flickr group!


5 comments:

velosewer said...

Yay. I just receieved my pattern so I'll make my version up soon. Cheers.

poppykettle said...

Wow! Just so happens I bought fabric specifically for a Peony which I'm itching to get stitchin on! Bring on the Peony Parade :)

ShanniLoves said...

Wow what an awesome giveaway! Thank you Harts Fabric!! I'm sooo excited to get started on this one!

Sewing Princess said...

Thanks for organizing this! Can't wait to get started. My worst nightmare are sleeves so if you have any tips for that I'd love to hear

Miss Crayola Creepy said...

This is the perfect holiday dress! I can't wait to get started!

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